Conducting and advancing educational research is at the core of our departmental mission. Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields. Their work is at the forefront of leading change in schools, preparing teachers for an evolving student population, and increasing educational success for all learners. As a department encompassing nine different academic divisions with a distinct focus, two research centers, and over 30 research faculty, our research opportunities and expertise are both broad and deep.
See our faculty areas of research expertise.
As a student, you will have access to the research centers that are housed within the department. We focus on applied research that improves educational methods and learning outcomes for both students and teachers.
We are committed to fostering the next generation of educational researchers who are motivated to find ways to improve systemic disparities, improve teacher training, and create more inclusive opportunities for all learners. Learn more about the student research experience.
See examples of recent Curriculum and Instruction student dissertations by doctoral track.