Research Centers

Making an Impact with Our Research Centers

The School of Education supports faculty in their research and scholarly contribution to the field of education. Our faculty also collaborate with other schools and colleges at the University of Mississippi, national centers, and participate in grant programs to strengthen teaching and learning opportunities.

Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction

The Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction prepares reading and literacy teachers to teach all children, especially those in Mississippi who are in low socioeconomic-status districts.

Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning

Our team of researchers and pre-K specialists provide collaborative leadership and research-based information concerning child development, education, policy decisions, and more for stakeholders in early childhood education across Mississippi and beyond. We believe that all children have the right to learn and grow in an environment that supports a natural ability to explore, create and wonder.

Mississippi Geographic Alliance

We want to increase geographic literacy through high-quality geography educational services for civic leaders, policymakers, the general public, and K-12 students and educators.

National Center for School-University Partnership

The National Center for School-University Partnership is an expanding professional community consisting of district-university partnerships from across the nation. The community aims to provide support for local education agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in their utilization of continuous improvement methodologies to foster the growth of leaders and educators. Additionally, the community is focused on addressing persistent issues that confront districts, schools, and their respective communities. The community facilitates discussions surrounding common dilemmas, shares successful strategies, and engages in role-alike conversations, improvement reviews, and collective problem-solving and planning through the application of improvement science.

Willie Price Lab School

At Willie Price Lab School, we cultivate a dynamic learning environment where we foster curiosity, encourage creativity, and instill a lifelong love for learning. Through a personalized approach and a play-based curriculum, we are dedicated to nurturing each child's unique potential, creating a vibrant community that inspires exploration and sets the foundation for a bright future

  • North Mississippi Education Consortium

    The North Mississippi Education Consortium is a partnership between forty-four North Mississippi public school districts, three community colleges, and the University of Mississippi’s School of Education. Its purpose is to provide a means whereby participating members can assure quality educational programs through cooperative efforts and shared resources, for the benefit of students and communities being served.

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  • Center for Mathematics and Science Education

    The Center for Mathematics and Science works to improve mathematics and science education in Mississippi by fostering interaction between academic and K-12 communities, support the implementation of research-based methods in the classroom, and promote interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    Learn more about the CMSE