The University of Iowa College of Education’s world-renowned faculty and researchers are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in the field. We are writing the textbooks used in university classrooms, influencing federal and state policies, and leading the way in creating better education, counseling, measurement, and rehabilitation for future generations.

Centers and Initiatives

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Baker Teacher Leader Center

The Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center (TLC) is a comprehensive professional development center and professional learning commons designed to create the next generation of 21st-century teachers, leaders, scholars, and innovators.

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Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

The Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) is a comprehensive center focused on nurturing potential and inspiring excellence through myriad programs and services.

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Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment

The Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA) pursues research-based initiatives that lead to advancements in the methodology and practice of educational measurement and assessment.

Center for Evaluation and Assessment

The Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) conducts multiple forms of program evaluation and assessment in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems throughout the United States.

Center for Research on Undergraduate Education

The Center for Research on Undergraduate Education (CRUE) implements and disseminates research and scholarship that fosters an understanding of effective undergraduate education.

Education Technology Center

The Education Technology Center (ETC) provides a variety of technology services to College of Education faculty, staff, and students. The ETC is involved in a number of collegiate and departmental projects including the African American Achievement Program and faculty and student exchanges between the College of Education, Oslo, Norway and Karachi, Pakistan.

Iowa Center for School Mental Health

The Iowa Center for School Mental Health expands support for mental health to Pre-K-12 educators and schools across the state.  This includes training, resources, and outreach to support student mental health so all students, educators, and schools can be successful and resilient.

Iowa Reading Research Center

The Iowa Reading Research Center works to improve the literacy proficiency of PK-12 students and conducts research in practical settings in order to evaluate the effectiveness of literacy practices and the usefulness of assessments for guiding literacy instruction.

Iowa Testing Programs

The world-renowned Iowa Testing Programs (ITP) serves assessment needs in Iowa and across the country by developing high-quality instruments and working with schools to promote valid use of results.


Iowa Supports Education and Resources for Veterans and Enlisted (I-SERVE) recruits and supports veterans as students seeking degrees and certifications in disciplines including teaching, psychology, rehabilitation, leadership, counseling, and assessment. 


Funded Grants

The College of Education faculty are currently engaged in over 65 federal, state, and private funded projects. Since 2005, COE faculty have been awarded over $25,000,000 for research, professional development, specialized student and leadership training, center development, and assessment/evaluation projects. 

Integrating Behavioral Health into Rural Medicine

The Integrating Behavioral Health into Rural Medicine project supplements and complements ongoing Counseling Psychology (CP) Ph.D. training efforts and provides new field experiences and practicum opportunities for CP doctoral students to provide mental and behavioral health care to underserved populations living in rural areas across eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

STEM Excellence and Leadership Program
Interdisciplinary Training Project (SP2)

The Interdisciplinary Training Project in Special Education and School Psychology (SP2) addresses national, regional, and state shortages of special education and school psychologists by preparing them in intensive intervention and assessment for school-aged children with disabilities who have high-intensity needs.

For a complete list of externally funded projects, please visit our grant database page.

Externally Funded Grants

Research Services & Support

Media Inquiries

Please contact:

Lois Gray
Director, Office of Strategic Communications