Centers & InstitutesThe College of Education is home to many dynamic centers and institutes, each with their own agenda for research and outreach. Over time, these institutions have led to important new understandings about teaching, learning and physical activity – shaping the direction of policy and practice in the field.
The CREATE for STEM Institute – Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – is focused on improving teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines for students at both the K-12 and college levels through research and development efforts. It is a joint initiative of the College of Education and College of Natural Science at Michigan State University.
The Center for the Study of Curriculum (CSC) at Michigan State University focuses on research related to curricular issues in K-12 schooling, assessment theory, and the effects of curriculum on academic achievement. A special focus concerns the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, teacher education and preparation, and student achievement. Other research topics include educational policy related to mathematics, science education, and testing in general.