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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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 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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Center for Disability Research & Policy Studies

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

OUR VISION Translating research into actions that improve the lives of people with disabilities. VISION STATEMENTS The Center for Disability Research & Policy Studies would like to achieve the following over the next five (5) years: Become a state, regional and national resource of research and policy studies for people with disabilities. Develop models for policy […]

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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

The Counseling Psychology TEAM Lab is a research team functioning on the campus of Auburn University. Our 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 […]

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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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 “STEM” Summer Camp

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Rising 3rd-5th grade students are invited to join the excitement! 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. Our program also infuses the arts […]

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Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program

School of Kinesiology

The Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program was initiated by Dr. Jared Russell, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and the Director of Student Development. 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 […]

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Gastrointestinal Research Center

School of Kinesiology

<<School of Kinesiology David Pascoe, Ph.D., leads the Gastrointestinal Research Center in its exploration of gut function in relation to hydration, nutrition, diseases, development, and recovery. The center studies the structures and mechanisms of gut health and its impact on overall well-being, as well as athletic performance. Mission The Gastrointestinal Research Center (GIR) focuses on […]

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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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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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Mathematics Professional Learning Communities

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

PROFESSIONAL MATHEMATICS LEARNING COMMUNITIES Marilyn Strutchens, Ph.D., and W. Gary Martin, Ph.D., along with partners developed Professional Mathematics Learning Communities. The Developing Effective Mathematics Learning Communities (DEMLC) project was funded by the Auburn University Intramural Grant Program with additional funding for participant support from the East Alabama Regional Inservice Center (EARIC). Its goal is to increase participation among underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups […]

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Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTE-Partnership) is a partnership of institutions of higher education and K-12 schools, districts, and other organizations. The group works collaboratively to redesign secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs. Organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, MTE-Partnership has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust.  […]

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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 2016 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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Persistent Issues in History Network

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Mission We seek to develop and support a community of master teachers who are skilled in engaging their students in problem-based historical inquiry (PBHI). We believe that pre-collegiate history study should develop citizens who can critically weigh evidence for historical claims and use content knowledge generated from sound historical analysis to inform their decisions about […]

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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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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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Transforming East Alabama Mathematics

Department of Curriculum and Teaching

TEAM-Math is a partnership of fifteen school districts, Auburn University, Tuskegee University and business partners, who have a common goal of improving mathematics education in East Alabama. Our mission is to enable all students to understand, utilize, communicate, and appreciate mathematics as a tool in everyday situations in order to become life-long learners and productive […]

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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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U.S. Olympic Training Site

School of Kinesiology

Auburn University was designated an official U.S. Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee in the Spring of 2015. The School of Kinesiology, the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, and the Watson Field House are the training facilities designated in the site. The School of Kinesiology provides elite athlete training environments. Athletes from all over the […]

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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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