Research and Innovation


At the heart of every great educator is the ability to ask the tough questions — questions that make us think; questions that reorient our perspective; questions that resist an easy answer. At UNC Greensboro’s School of Education, we’re preparing the educators of tomorrow to pursue innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges.

Our faculty of nationally-recognized experts pursue cutting-edge research to make the greatest impact in our classrooms and communities. By training their focus on techniques and strategies that lead to more equitable education outcomes, their work transcends the theoretical and seeks to foster real-world change.

School of Education students reap the benefits of this extensive, paradigm-challenging exploration, while remaining grounded through personal, hands-on connections to our local schools and communities.

You can learn more about some of the Research & Innovation in the School of Education in the information below.

ITI Kickbox 2019 Jeannine Harrell

Impact Through Innovation

Turning research into action through thoughtful, sustainable investment.

Southeast Immigration Studies Association (SEISA)

Dr. Sophia Rodriguez is studying the ways social workers in schools are helping immigrant students – despite the barriers and constraints that they face.

ERM Homepage Photo 2

Office of Assessment, Evaluation, Research Services (OAERS)

Training the next generation of assessment, program evaluation data analysis leaders.

Let’s Move in Libraries

An international initiative aimed at encouraging people of all ages and abilities to engage in community-based physical activities.

Advocacy Research Graphic

Project LEAPS

Helping teachers create a more inclusive and engaging learning environment for special needs students

Each year, our faculty leads dozens of research projects and community-based initiatives. Learn more.