Research centers and labs

Our research centers and labs integrate our missions of teaching, research and outreach.

Collegewide centers

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)

CAREI seeks to improve the quality of education for all learners through neutral, rigorous research and evaluation of educational contexts and initiatives.

Institute on Community Integration (ICI)

Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, ICI works to improve policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice.

Northern Lights Collaborative for Computing Education

Northern Lights Collaborative develops evidence-based programs and resources in collaboration with educators and partners that support inclusive K-16 computing education.

College-affiliated initiatives

Center for Open Education

The Center for Open Education supports initiatives that build collaboration and provide access to resources, research, and communities committed to open education.

University of Minnesota Autism Initiative (UMAI)

The UMAI represents a collective of UMN researchers, educators, and providers focused on improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the state of Minnesota.

Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain is led by the Medical School and the College of Education and Human Development and brings together educators and researchers from across the University as well as M Health Fairview clinicians.

Departmental centers

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Psychology