Research and Outreach

College of Education

Research and Outreach

We conduct research in a variety of fields. From reading education, to cardiac health, to innovative approaches to ESL, research is essential to what we do. Outreach is fundamental to our land-grant mission, and we work to improve the futures of citizens in Alabama, the Southeast region, the nation, and the global community. We are committed to building a better future for all.

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Adult Education Applied Learning Center (ALC)

Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

As a part of the existing Adult Education Academic Program, the ALC creates targeted training for industries in need. Mission To provide a collaborative environment for development, delivery, and coordination of quality corporate, community, continuing education, and training services for employers and employees, both current and prospective, at all levels. Goals Serve as a research […]

Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative – Auburn University

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

The Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve math and science education across the state. AMSTI provides students with well-trained teachers and the equipment, materials and resources needed for hands-on, activity-based math and science education. Also, teachers are supported and mentored by […]

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Auburn Center for Evaluation

Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

We provide expertise in program evaluation, research design, data analysis, and dissemination of findings to support the implementation and evaluation of education- and industry-related endeavors across the Auburn campus, Alabama, and beyond. Our staff conduct research and evaluation to inform the work of practitioners and policymakers concerning the efficacy of existing programs and the needs […]

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Auburn Transition Leadership Institute

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

Our mission is to help youth with disabilities achieve successful integration into community life by providing continuous improvement resources to the systems, practitioners, and citizens who assist these young people with their transition to adulthood.

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Auburn University Regional Autism Network

The Auburn University Regional Autism Network was established by legislative action, under the direction of the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council.  Auburn University, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), the University of Alabama, and the University of South Alabama, is charged with the task of […]

Auburn University Youth Orchestra

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Auburn University Youth Orchestra (AUYO) began as Tiger Strings and has grown over the last three years to include ensembles for beginning string musicians (Concertino Strings) and more advanced players (Youth Orchestra). AUYO is a partnership outreach initiative through the Auburn University Department of Curriculum and Teaching Music Education program, Auburn University Department of Music, Auburn Arts […]

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Capacity Building: New Pathways to a Career in Mathematics Teaching in Central Alabama

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

This project aims to serve the national need of preparing high-quality teachers of mathematics to meet the acute national shortage of secondary mathematics teachers by engaging key partners both within and outside of Auburn University in collaboratively designing a program to prepare “career changers” who already have a strong background in mathematics to pursue a […]

Central Alabama Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (CAMTEP)

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Auburn University is the lead institution for the Central Alabama Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (CAMTEP), which is one of the institutional teams for MTE-Partnership – along with Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, AMSTI, and local school districts. The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) is a partnership of institutions of higher education and K-12 schools, districts, […]

Collaborative Grant: Using Networked Improvement Communities to Design and Implement Program Transformation Tools for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation (NIC-Transform)

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

This project addresses the challenges of transforming secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs to meet the Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics prepared by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators and other national recommendations. Five institutions (Auburn University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Kentucky, Mississippi State University, and California State University-Fullerton) active in the MTE-Partnership spearhead […]

Collaborative Research: Attaining Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Clinical Experiences with a Lens on Equity

This project is led by members of the Clinical Experiences Research Action Cluster (CERAC) of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership. The CERAC is a consortium of 27 universities and their school partners engaged in developing clinical experience models designed to build candidates’ facility with the Mathematics Teaching Practices (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014) […]

Costa Rica International Teacher Exchange Program

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Auburn University’s College of Education is engaged in an innovative student exchange program with Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Costa Rica. Each January, students from UNA who are studying English as a Second Language (ESL) come to Auburn for a Professional Development/Internship experience in modern language education. They are hosted by local families.  The Foreign Language […]

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Counseling Psychology TEAM Lab

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

Our research lab is composed of faculty and students along the academic continuum of higher education–from the undergraduate level to terminal degree–representing various disciplines, research interests, and research experience. In the spirit of the diversity of interests and experiences represented in the lab, the Counseling Psychology TEAM researchers examine a number of topics, with the […]

Critical Studies Working Group

Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

Who We Are The Critical Studies Working Group is a group of scholars at Auburn University committed to the critical analysis of education. Our critical analysis is centered on understanding cultural, institutional, and structural dynamics that create and perpetuate injustice, inequity, and oppression in education and schooling. Through our teaching, research, outreach, service, and activism, […]

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Cultural Studies Team (CST) Lab

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

CST Lab is a counseling psychology research team focused on incorporating cultural aspects into psychological studies. We explore the constructs that are crucial in certain cultures, such as exploring how that culture is shaped by the society and its impact on individuals’ mental health issues and academic/career/life satisfaction. We approach these constructs with various types […]

Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Our program provides students ages 3.5 to 8 years old developmentally enriching experiences during the summer.

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East Alabama Regional Inservice Center

Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling
School of Kinesiology

Serving fifteen school districts in east Alabama, the East Alabama Regional Inservice Center (EARIC) provides professional development, resources, and services for teachers and administrators.

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Eco-developmental Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation (EPIC) Lab

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

Eco-developmental Eco-developmental theory explains interactions between risk and protective processes, e.g., the links between mental health, substance use, sexual behavior, and social relationships during various life stages. Members of this lab will use this theory to understand and create prevention and intervention strategies in Counseling Psychology and related fields. Prevention Prevention attempts to reduce or […]

Educational Leadership International Experience: Australia

Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

Vision To create competent and collaborative leaders who understand the dispositions needed to lead in a diverse world. Mission To provide an exemplary international learning experience that is challenging and relevant to educational leaders. We wish to enhance the global context and experiences of those who will be leading Alabama schools. We desire to equip […]

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Elementary Education Virtual “STEM” Summer Camp

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Rising 2nd-5th grade students are invited to join the excitement from their homes! The camp will promote summer learning success with hands-on discovery activities and technology-rich experiences. STEM is the interdisciplinary and applied approach of science, technology, engineering, and math within a curriculum-based framework which engages students in authentic, meaningful learning environments. Literacy, language arts, […]

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Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program

School of Kinesiology

The Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program was initiated by Jared Russell, Ph.D., Director of Student Development and a Professor in the School of Kinesiology. It is an intensive summer academic and research experience for prospective graduate students. The program aids in the recruitment and transition of junior/senior level undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented groups into Auburn’s School […]

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Global Studies in Education – South Korea

Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

Our outreach program is sponsored by Korean automotive companies located in East Alabama, all in the vicinity of Auburn, Alabama. The program goals are to help teachers and administrators in Alabama increase knowledge of Korean culture and Korean educational systems; promote appreciation of diversity and global education; and develop skills and knowledge to teach Korean culture and the value of diversity to students. Program Activities The […]

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Home Works

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

HOME WORKS— ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DISTANCE LEARNING CURRICULUM At Auburn, we believe that learning should extend beyond the formal classroom setting. Students should experience explicit opportunities to connect their academic content to the authentic activities and tasks they complete in their daily life. Educators must practice not just imaging what those connections can be but also […]

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Kinesiology Labs

School of Kinesiology

Our state-of-the-art building houses 20 laboratories, from Biomechanics and Physiology, to Motor Learning and Physical Education. Each faculty member directs a lab and mentors students in research techniques and applying theories. Our work is published in several journals in the science and health sector, making a name for Auburn University School of Kinesiology.

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Korea Study Abroad and Global Studies Initiative

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

Working in collaboration with the College of Education, the Office of University Outreach at Auburn University, and the College of Education at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the Korea Study Abroad and Global Studies Initiative was developed by Drs. Suhyun Suh and John Dagley in 2008 and continues into 2015. The program provides graduate studies […]

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Learning Resources Center

The Learning Resources Center provides informational and instructional resources and technologies to serve and support faculty, staff, and students.

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Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Launched in 2012, the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) is comprised of 42 teams across 32 states – working collaboratively to redesign secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs based on its Guiding Principles for Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educator’s Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics (AMTE, 2017). Using the Carnegie […]

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Music Education Technology

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Learn music education technology at Auburn University! Auburn’s music education program offers several online graduate-level music education technology courses. Current graduate students can earn TI:ME (Technology In Music Education) Certification.   If you are not an Auburn student, you can apply and take a course as a non-degree seeking student! SUMMER 2018 CTMU 7556* (or 7550) – Applications of Technology in Music Education (3 Credit […]

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NSF Alliance for Graduate Education & Professoriate (T-PAC)

Auburn University is participating in the National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF AGEP) through T-PAC: Tuskegee Alliance to Forge Pathways to Academic Careers in STEM. T-PAC is a collaborative effort among three doctoral-granting institutions in the state of Alabama: Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, and Auburn University. Supporting partners are […]

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Office of Research and Innovation

Mission To support faculty efforts with identifying, cultivating, and pursuing state, regional, national and international extramural funding opportunities. About Us The Office of Research and Innovation was established in 2008 and was made possible through a $1 million gift by 1968 Education graduates Wayne T. and Cheryl Glass Smith. Office Location 3084 Haley Center (334) […]

Opelika Grows

Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

Our project models an approach to civic engagement that relies on local capital and capacity to address local needs.

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Performance and Health Optimization Center

School of Kinesiology

<School of Kinesiology The Performance and Health Optimization Center is a compilation of research laboratories, outreach programs, and individualized assessments designed to help people achieve maximum outcomes in health, fitness, and sports performance. The Center is housed in the Kinesiology building located on Auburn University’s campus in Auburn, Alabama. The laboratories contain specialized equipment and […]

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Physical Education Pedagogy Research Group

School of Kinesiology

< KINESIOLOGY LABS The Physical Education Pedagogy Research Group’s specialty is the theory and practice of physical education. The the physical education/teacher education (P.E.T.E.) faculty members create and study physical education environments that help children achieve an active lifestyle that will continue throughout adulthood. P.E.T.E. is the intersection between sport and education. GOALS: To produce doctoral […]

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Positive Relationships and Effective Interventions Lab

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

The Positive Relationships and Effective Interventions Lab is a counseling psychology research group directed by Marilyn Cornish, Ph.D. Other members of the lab range from undergraduate counseling minors to doctoral students in counseling psychology.  A core interest in the lab is psychotherapy process and outcome, with interests branching out to other types of positive relationships […]

Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (QMER)

QMER is a learning community to support quantitative research techniques and develop graduate students professionally at Auburn.

Strategic Taskforce to Accelerate Mathematics Pathways (STAMP)

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

The Strategic Taskforce to Accelerate Mathematics Pathways (STAMP) is a group of Alabama teachers, mathematicians, teacher educators, administrators, guidance counselors, business people, and others who are working to improve the mathematical success of Alabama’s students by ensuring pathways from high school mathematics through beginning postsecondary education or entry into the workforce. STAMP is one of […]

Studio STEM

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Studio STEM is a three-year afterschool and summer program in rural Appalachia funded by the National Science Foundation. The project uses a design-based science approach to help youth learn about engineering design and energy conservation. An interdisciplinary curriculum is infused with digital tools and social media to enhance and extend the experience. During the first 18 months […]

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Teacher Leadership (T-Lead): Investigating the Persistence and Trajectories of Noyce Master Teaching Fellows

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Auburn University is one of eight institutions participating in this project, whose overarching goal is to contribute to the field’s currently limited understanding of teacher leadership by thoroughly examining the influences of teacher leadership development on the persistence and professional trajectories of participants in Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Master Teaching Fellows (MTFs) projects, including […]

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Truman Pierce Institute

Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

Chartered in 1982 as a research and outreach unit in the College of Education, our institute is devoted to the study and improvement of teaching, learning, and leadership. Our work focuses on ways to improve schools and communities by creating partnerships, conducting research, and providing programs to meet the needs of schools and communities. Purposes […]

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Warrior Research Center

School of Kinesiology

Mission To help the United States Armed Forces maximize readiness through improved Warrior health and wellness, physical and technical performance, and equipment in order to fight and win in the 21st century battle space.  The Warrior Research Center (WRC): develops protocols to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries; develops improved rehabilitation and treatments […]

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World Affairs Youth Seminar

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

The World Affairs Youth Seminar (WAYS) is conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn’s College of Education and members of the Persistent Issues in History Network for rising 10th – 12th graders. It uses the Model United Nations (MUN) forum to examine global issues in a “real world” context. Participants assume the role of country delegates and […]

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