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Research Centers

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.

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 Disability Research and Education

The Center for Disability Research and Education (CDRE — pronounced ‘cedar’) assists those in search of current, documented, and innovative knowledge about evidence-based practices for working with individuals with disabilities.

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.

Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research

The Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) is an assistive technology and universal design resource for the education community in Iowa, the Midwest, and across the nation.

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.

Service Centers

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.

College of Education Writing Resource

The Writing Resource offers writing support services and community programming to graduate students in the College of Education.

Cooperating Schools Program

The University of Iowa Cooperating Schools Program (CSP) provides researchers information on Iowa’s public school districts, as well as recommended procedures and documents to aid in obtaining a statement of cooperation from Iowa K-12 public schools.

Dean's Office

The College of Education's Office of the Dean houses resources including: faculty handbook, finance, human resources, diversity, and scholarships. 

Educational Technology Center

The Educational Technology Center (ETC) provides technological support and other services for the College of Education community.

Grant & Research Services Center

The Grant and Research Services Center (GRSC) provides support for grant and research projects, training projects, and service projects in the College of Education.

Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Ethics

The Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Ethics (IDARE) offers a vibrant, online, cross-disciplinary, cross-institutional community of scholars whose goal is to improve the quality of ethical practice experienced by people with disabilities through research, education, and consultation.

Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in Education

The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in Education (ICARE) assists faculty researchers in applying their disciplines to real-world problems by connecting them with other colleagues and community partners.

Iowa Measurement Research Foundation

The Iowa Measurement Research Foundation (IMRF) advances and extends knowledge in the field of educational measurement by providing financial assistance to The University of Iowa for promising research and educational projects that further the foundation’s mission.

Honors Opportunity Program

The Honors Opportunity Program offers undergraduate students a more challenging program that culminates with a University of Iowa degree with honors.

Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence

The Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence (OGTE) provides Ph.D. students with the programming and support needed to succeed and stand out in a competitive market.

Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services (OSS) serves as the College of Education central records office and supports students while attending the college and after graduation.

Paul Blommers Measurement Resources Library

The Paul Blommers Measurement Resources Library provides resources and services to support the teaching and research needs of faculty, staff, and students of the University of Iowa, primarily serving the College of Education.

Statistics Outreach Center

The Statistic Outreach Center (SOC) assists College of Education faculty, staff, and students use of quantitative statistical methods to produce high quality research.

UI REACH

The University of Iowa REACH Program (Realizing Education and Career Hopes) is a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.