Centers in the School of Education work toward education and community access for all, innovative teaching and learning, and cutting-edge research across our signature strengths.

Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development (CAASD)

McNair scholars at a university receptionThe Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development houses seven Academic Opportunity programs that serve all Syracuse University students, as well as students in local K-12 public schools.

Center for Experiential Pedagogy and Practice

The Center for Experiential Pedagogy and Practice (CEPP) engages faculty and students in basic and applied research and design initiatives across Syracuse University and beyond to advance experiential teaching, learning, and professional development for educators, counselors, school leaders, and others. Our work rests on one foundational principle: immersive experiences advance learners’ preparation for complex professions.

Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI)

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The Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI) at Syracuse University is a disability-related research center that works to develop and implement initiatives promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of school and society—both locally and globally.

CDI units include:

News from Our Centers

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Professors Beth Myers and Mike Gill Publish “Creating Our Own Lives”

A new book edited by School of Education professors Michael Gill and Beth Myers gives voice to young adults with intellectual disability and their experiences of higher education. Creating Our Own Lives: College Students with Intellectual Disability (Minnesota, 2023) offers a powerful challenge to assumptions that intellectual disability is b met with protection or segregation....
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HEOP/TRIO SSS Programs Hold “Real Talk” Retreat

For the second year running, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) programs held an end-of-academic-year retreat at Minnowbrook Conference Center in Indian Lake, NY. This year, the April 21 to 23 event explored the theme “Real Talk.” “The purpose of the retreat is help students...
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Alex Levy ’25 and Sam Schreiber ’25 Win 2023 Intelligence++ Inclusive Design Competition

Alex Levy, a sophomore in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Sam Schreiber, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the 2023 edition of the Intelligence++ design competition, held on April 21 in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Runners-up were the teams of Carolyn Fernandes ’23 and Cassia...
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Clinical Simulations Take Manhattan

By Professor Ben Dotger The drop-off spot for Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is clogged with taxis and people moving steadily. To clear a path, ambulance drivers chirp their sirens. One of the nation’s oldest hospitals, Bellevue’s modern front entrance is a city-block-long glass atrium. Step inside though, and the atrium leads to a very old...
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Graduate Students Win Awards for Research, Creativity, and Teaching

The School of Education is well-represented among 2023 graduate student awards for a wide-range of research and creative work, as well as teaching, mentorship, and the Three-Minute Thesis competition, an award that encourages effective scholarly communication. Joan N. Burstyn Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research Awardees Jessica Fundalinski (with Professor Ben Dotger) Atiya McGhee, Linzy Andre...
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“Wrapped in a Sense of Calm”: Intelligence++ Brings Together Design and InclusiveU Students

As part of the inclusive entrepreneurship and design course called Intelligence++, design student Rabia Razzaq G’23 spent time last year with Andrew Dingel ’22, a student who has autism. The idea was to learn about his daily routine, interests and obstacles he encounters—and come up with ideas for a product that could enhance his quality...
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