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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Addressing Belonging Among Neurodiverse Students, “Dialog” Wins No Code Design Sprint 

Dialog, an application to increase a sense of belonging on campus for student with disabilities, won the fast-paced, seven-day No Code Design Sprint, hosted by Syracuse University Libraries, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), and School of Education (SOE), in partnership with Intelligence++.   The final round—a pitch competition—was held in the Whitman...
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Smithers, and Planes, and Bears—Oh My! Reflecting on a Clinical Simulation with EDU 304

“Don’t poke the bear!” Professor Ben Dotger tells his class. EDU 304: The Study of Teaching is meeting in Huntington Hall 070B for group reflection on its final clinical simulation of the fall 2023 semester. It’s a basement classroom, it’s a dull winter morning, and it’s not yet 8:30 a.m. But Professor Dotger’s exhortation has...
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InclusiveU Student Sam Clark ’24 Brings His Dreams to Life Through Los Angeles Immersion Experiences

Sam Clark ’24 has known since he was 9 years old that he wanted to be a film director when he grew up. After a family trip to Egypt where his dad took hours and hours of video, Clark found himself enthralled by the footage and the ability to tell stories through film. When it...
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Intelligence++ to Host No Code Design Sprint

Syracuse University Libraries, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and School of Education—in partnership with Intelligence++ and the Blackstone LaunchPad—are hosting a competitive, fast-paced seven-day No Code Design Sprint for up to 20 Syracuse University student teams. The competition was created to harness the power of design thinking, user experience (UX)/user interface (UI) research and...
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Center on Disability and Inclusion Awarded $1.7M to Support Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Syracuse University School of Education’s Center on Disability and Inclusion has been awarded a five-year, $1.7 million New York State Education Department (NYSED) Core Rehabilitation Services contract to support individuals with disabilities interested in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in employment. The contract is administered through NYSED’s Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) program....
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Professors Ashby & Myers Help Introduce Broadway Musical “How to Dance in Ohio”

From Boland Hall to Broadway, Colleagues, and Friends Produce “How to Dance in Ohio” Two Syracuse University alumni are opening their first Broadway musical as lead producers, How to Dance in Ohio, and the Dec. 5, 2023, preview performance included close to 200 Syracuse University leaders, alumni, parents and friends. Producers Ben Holtzman ’13 and...
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