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Centers in the College of Education and Human Ecology bring together theory and practice in powerful ways that extend the College’s core work to the state, nation, and world. Each Center attracts individuals from across disciplines to work collaboratively on innovative projects that improve our collective quality of life.

  • Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE): an innovative leader in creating solutions for education, workforce, and community development. It conducts and translates evidence-based practice and research into high-quality results. Communities and other partners engage with the Center in funded projects to empower individuals, families, organizations and communities.

  • Dennis Learning Center: provides academic learning services and support to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all academic backgrounds that enables them to enter, excel in, and complete postsecondary education programs.
  • Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC): A unique and collaborative partnership combining high-quality research and early childhood education that develops impactful policies that shape the foundation of early childhood education.

More Programs

In addition to the College's Centers, faculty and staff engage in other impactful work that serves classrooms and communities to improve learning and well-being.

  • Columbus Area Writing Program: a collaborative university-school staff development program to improve the teaching of learning of writing in the nation's classrooms.
  • Couple and Family Therapy Clinic: serves individuals, couples and families of the university and greater Columbus communities.

  • Literacy Collaborative: a comprehensive school reform project designed to improve the reading, writing, and language skills of elementary and middle school children.

  • Reading Recovery: a research-based, short-term intervention of one-to-one teaching for the lowest-achieving first graders. Students in the program receive 30-minute lessons each school day for 12 to 20 weeks from a specially trained teacher.
  • Research Laboratory for Digital Learning: works to understand how students learn in technology-supported learning environments and how to design, develop and integrate innovative technology capable of promoting students’ motivation and engagement in digital learning to achieve a positive impact on student success.