Tackling the most challenging issues in education requires us to ask difficult questions, undertake systematic inquiry, leverage current understandings while creating new knowledge, and employ creative problem solving.

Participants in a Gate City Writes professional development session listen to a speaker.


Creating and developing knowledge.

By working one-on-one with highly-respected, expert faculty members, School of Education students are able to engage in research efforts in many different areas of study.

CED Project Presentation


Discovering areas for collaboration.

Through community partnerships, School of Education students are able to make an impact on those around them by engaging with individuals and organizations seeking to make a difference.

Alumni participate in hands-on activities in the SELF Design Studio


Finding innovative ways to make a sustainable impact.

Innovation efforts of School of Education students are encouraged and fostered by faculty members. An internal initiative provides students with support and resources for developing their ideas.


“The Kickbox helped me with my project because it enabled me to take a huge, abstract, passion and turn it into something that was realistic to achieve, well organized, and easy to manage in the time given. The Kickbox’s cards enabled me to gauge where I needed to be at any given time, which helped me manage my project timeline well. This wound up aiding me to finish my project ahead of what I would have if I had done my project the traditional ‘working backwards’ way. It also gave me a place to start, which can be really hard for students. especially when we are reaching the end of our time in university and senioritis starts to kick in.” – Antoinette Gregory

Support for Research in SOE

MISSION:  The SOE Division of Research, Discovery, and Innovation (RDI) advances the quality, impact, and visibility of research and scholarship. 

VALUES & COMMITMENTS: The RDI is committed to supporting diverse scholars with varied identities. It supports a broad range of scholarship and values diverse philosophical and methodological research traditions. The Division supports and promotes equity, diversity, and social justice. The RDI is committed to supporting researchers regardless of the status or availability of external funding for their work.

GOALS:  RDI works towards its mission by pursuing the following goals:

  1.  Advancing a culture and infrastructure that supports research and scholarship across the SOE.
  2.  Facilitating collaborative partnerships within and beyond the SOE.
  3.  Promoting dissemination and visibility of SOE research and scholarship.
  4.  Facilitating pursuit, acquisition, and management of external funding.
  5.  Promoting transformative impact through translation, application, and spread of research and scholarship.