The IU School of Education at IUPUI is home to renowned research centers that provide opportunities for professional development and collaboration with researchers, educators, and community and school leaders.
Center for Urban and Multicultural Education
The mission of the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) is to create connections between research, theory, and practice with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of education—from early childhood through graduate school levels. The mission is advanced through sustainable partnerships created with schools and other educational organizations in communities around Indiana.
CUME's work seeks to support inquiry, facilitate public discussion, and critically challenge stereotypes about urban students, families, and schools. With its community partners and faculty affiliates, CUME continues to engage in research and evaluation leading to improved practices, assessment, leadership, and policy within and across diverse educational settings.
Great Lakes Equity Center
The Great Lakes Equity Center (GLEC) in the IU School of Education at IUPUI is 1 of 10 Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) funded by the U.S. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The center supports local and state educational agencies throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and conducts research on the nature and impact of its partnerships.
Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education
The Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) is a joint effort among the School of Science, School of Education, and School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.
Through a combination of program development, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education research, and graduate and undergraduate scholarships, UCASE fosters the goals of increasing the numbers of highly qualified K–12 STEM teachers, and expanding knowledge of teaching and learning.