Making an Impact through Research

Our faculty and students conduct research that touches all aspects of education, both inside and outside the classroom. We study the ways that people learn, and develop physically and mentally, by exploring areas that influence policy and the understanding of education and health. The driving force for our research is to increase educational opportunity and improve public health.

The College of Education consists of five departments that span several areas of research ranging from curriculum to policy to public health. In addition, several centers and institutes focus on specific issues in education. 

The College of Education has consistently ranked among the top ten Colleges of Education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report over the last few years. This ranking substantiates the depth and breadth of the research conducted in the college’s five departments and many centers, institutes, and programs. This research website highlights the research accomplishments of members of the College and provides research resources for its constituents.

Q&A with Dr. Nathan Clemens: Equalized Learning for Students with Dyslexia Through Intervention and Assessment

Dr. Clemens conducts research that seeks to move practices in reading assessment and intervention forward as proper assessment and early intervention are crucial to the success of dyslexic students.

How a Supportive Learning Environment Can Affect Performance

Educational Psychology Faculty Katie Muenks explores the roles of motivation, belief and perception on student achievement.

COE Professors Co-author Study Exploring Disparity Among Texas Superintendents

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) associate professor David DeMatthews along with ELP department chair and professor Pedro Reyes recently co-authored “Untapped Talent: An 11-Year Analysis of the Texas Superintendent Workforce” a study that examines the lack of people of color serving as superintendents in Texas public schools. Additional co-authors include University of Washington professor David Knight and University of Nevada Reno professor Alexandra Aylward. Word In Black spoke to Dr. DeMatthews about the results of the study and what it means for the future of Texas education. 

National Center Launches at UT Austin to Support Success for Millions of Disabled College Students

A national research center has launched at The University of Texas at Austin to support disabled student experiences and achievement after high school.