Centers and institutes in the College of Education provide faculty and students with chances to engage in multidisciplinary research, scholarship and service in myriad subject areas. These centers foster new knowledge that transforms the quality of life in Philadelphia and beyond.
Center for Assessment, Evaluation, & Education Policy Analysis
The Center for Assessment, Evaluation, & Education Policy Analysis serves as a hub for collaborative research around three core topics: teacher education, urban community development, and community behavioral and mental health. Together, these projects aim to change the odds of success for students, families, in educators in Philadelphia and other under-resourced communities.
Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education
The Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education (CTE) offers career-long services to CTE professionals throughout the seventeen counties that comprise the eastern region of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to facilitate the professional development of all educators who work with career-bound students.
Center on Innovations in Learning
The Center on Innovations in Learning is one of seven national content centers funded by the United States Department of Education. The Center on Innovations in Learning’s mission is to (a) increase the capacity of state education agencies (SEAs) to stimulate, select, implement, and scale up learning innovations in local education agencies (LEAs) and schools to improve learning outcomes for all students; and (b) increase the capacity of regional comprehensive centers (RCCs) to provide technical assistance to SEAs relative to the Center’s scope of responsibility.
Hope Center for College, Community and Justice
The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice is an action research center focused on rethinking and restructuring higher education and social policies, practices, and resources to create opportunities for all students to complete college degrees.
Institute on Disabilities
The Institute on Disabilities envisions a society where all people are valued and respected, and where all people have the knowledge, opportunity and power to improve their lives and the lives of others. The Institute leads by example, creating connections and promoting networks within and among communities so that people with disabilities are recognized as integral to the fabric of community life.
The Intergenerational Center strengthens communities by bringing generations together to address critical concerns and creating opportunities for lifelong civic engagement. The knowledge and experience we have accumulated enables us to develop, evaluate and replicate innovative programs, offer high quality training and consultation, and conduct research that examines the impact of our work and identifies promising practices. We are proud to serve as a national and international resource for organizations and communities.
- For more on our faculty research activity, see Our Faculty,
- Faculty profiles and current CVs are available on our Faculty Directory.