Social studies education is critical to promoting informed democratic citizenship and global understanding. The Center serves a critical need in the state of Texas, nationally, and internationally to advance such education, teacher training, and research.
Faculty and students in the College of Education are very active in conducting, publishing, and presenting research in their fields. Here at the college, we also have several important centers that focus on the pressing educational topics of the day, including healthy living and longevity, educational policy research, and ESL education.
Center for Bilingual and ESL Education
Created in response to the growing number of English language learners, the Center for Bilingual Education strives to increase the number of qualified bilingual and ESL teachers in Texas
Center for K-16 Education Policy and Research
The mission of the Center for K-16 Education Policy and Research is to produce and disseminate cutting-edge research on K-16 education to inform education policy and practice
Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education
The Southwest Center Mind, Brain, and Education explores how advances in neuroscience, genetics, and cognitive science can influence educational practices and leadership