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Research & Outreach


Being a part of a tier-1 research institution drives us to explore new ideas, try new things and create new knowledge. Coupled with our identity as a land grant university, we strive to use this new knowledge to make a transformational impact in the communities around us.

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    • Center for Research & Development in Dual Language & Literacy Acquisition: The CRDLLA engages in research that seeks to close the achievement gap between English learners and native English-language speaking classmates in Texas schools.
    • Center for Sport Management Research and Education: CSMRE is committed to bringing together interdisciplinary researchers in the study of sport management to create and distribute new and timely knowledge and practices concerning the application of sport management.
    • Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity: CTRAL is engaged in ongoing translational research on nutrition, exercise and metabolism in relation to aging and the common diseases of our aging population.
    • Center for Urban School Partnerships: CUSP is the only center in the state of Texas with the specific purpose of improving urban schools via collaborative partnerships.
    • Center on Disability and Development: The CDD is a part of a national network of centers focused on promoting schools and communities, improving education and quality of life outcomes, and creating better lives for people with disabilities and their families through education, research and service.
    • Education Leadership Research Center: The ELRC works to drive effective education leadership through research on leadership practices and policies within American schools.
    • Education Research Center: The ERC examines the impact of school resources and teaching methods on student learning achievement gaps and seeks to improve P-16 educational policy and decision-making.
    • Scholars of Early Education and Development: The AggieSEEDs Institute will support multidisciplinary faculty teams from across the A&M System to generate solutions moving quickly from idea to pilot testing with real children, families, and educators within real early childhood contexts through to rapid diffusion of dissemination and professional learning working with established Texas A&M centers and institutes.
      Director of SEED: Dr. Hope Gerde (
    • The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sport Medicine and Human Performance: The Huffines Institute is a national leader in facilitating research, application and communications between sport scientists, practitioners and the world.
    • Texas A&M Institute for Technology-Infused Learning: The goal of the TITIL is to engage in interdisciplinary research on how technologies like digital 3D fabrication, electronics, and computation may be employed in STEM teaching and learning in K-12 schooling and at the tertiary level, and in formal and informal contents.  TITIL will provide leadership, develop theories and models, and build pragmatic approaches for technology-infused learning.
      Director of TITIL: Dr. Francis Quek (
    • Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning: TCALL promotes successful adult learner transitions to postsecondary education, workforce training and jobs with family-sustaining wages.

Outreach by Department

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development is committed and actively engaged in research in the areas of:

  • Adult education
  • Educational leadership and policy
  • Higher education administration
  • Human resource development
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Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology is engaged in exciting, cutting-edge research in school, home and community settings. The department has significant initiatives that examine educational achievement, social support and mental health issues across various ages and demographics.

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Kinesiology and Sport Management

The Department of Health and Kinesiology contributes to the quality of life of the citizens of the state, nation and world through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge in the areas of:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Motor behavior & neuroscience
  • Sport pedagogy
  • Sport management
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Teaching, Learning and Culture

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture strives to produce quality future educators through research conducted in the areas of teacher preparation and educational achievement particularly in the areas of:

  • Culture and curriculum
  • English as a second language
  • STEM education
  • Reading and language arts
  • Technology and multicultural education
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