Faculty & Research
Research Centers & Institutes
The mission of the Center for Migrant Education is to join with local, state, and national agencies and organizations to improve education and related services for migrant children and their families through the development and study of programs and training addressed at special needs. The Center provides services and support for students from farmworker families such as individuals who have dropped out of school, students transitioning into and completing their first year of college, and students majoring in education.
The Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement (CREAM) is the hub of research activity in the College of Education. CREAM houses funded research projects in the College, provides a venue for faculty engagement in interdisciplinary research efforts, and supports faculty engagement in a broad range of research activities. In addition, CREAM utilizes the talents of faculty in the College of Education to provide a broad spectrum of research-related services at the local, regional, national, and international level.
Established in 1991, the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching is dedicated to improving outcomes for PK-12 students by enhancing the quality of educators. The Center facilitates and promotes networking opportunities among teachers, school administrators, the business community, and other education-related agencies and activities to enhance and showcase efforts that support innovation and the advancement of teaching and leadership.
The Florida Center for Instructional Technology provides professional learning, digital content, and technology integration evaluation services to schools and districts worldwide. The Center’s free resource websites average over two million hits per school day from nearly 200 countries and territories. FCIT hosts a variety of resources such as iTeach Professional Learning courses, the TIM Tools suite of technology integration evaluation tools and the College of Education’s iTeach Lounge.
The Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education works to advance the effective teaching and integration of free enterprise, financial literacy, entrepreneurial thinking, and other appropriate “global literacies” into the K-12 curricula. Providing resources in support of educators from across six school districts (Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties), the Center provides exemplary professional development programs, curricula development efforts and other strategies to ensure that K-12 students have the knowledge and skill-sets needed to be successful in the global economy.
The Institute for School Reform is a nationally recognized research and training center that provides technical assistance to school districts and other service delivery leaders throughout the United States. The Institute’s $20 million budget is derived from grants from federal, state, and private sources. Through this work, the Institute envisions that all schools in the state of Florida will have the capacity to provide a safe, effective, and efficient environment to continuously improve the academic, social and emotional growth of all students and to actively engage families and communities in the schooling process.