Research & Service

Welcome to Centers and Institutes

Description: science girlsThe College of Education and Human Development is home to five centers and institutes dedicated to responding to the needs of communities in Boston and beyond:

  1. New England Resource Center for Higher Education
  2. Adult Literacy Resource Institute
  3. Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT)
  4. Center of Science and Mathematics in Context (COSMIC)
  5. Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation

Each of these centers and institutes is connected to an academic department within the CEHD and serves as a site for applied research and training.

Our award-winning centers and institutes provide enrichment programs for public school students throughout the state; promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through research and training; support higher education institutions throughout New England; and provide vocational and technical training for adults. 

With financial support from the Ford and Nellie Mae foundations, the National Science Foundation, the City of Boston, our alumni and friends, and other institutions, the centers and institutes are able to further the missions of the College of Education and Human Development and UMass Boston overall through research and direct services.

To learn more about our work strengthening the STEM pipeline, annual regional conferences, or general information on the centers and institutes, click on a tab on the left.