UMass Boston


For thirty years, the goal of the Center for Social Development and Education (CSDE) has been to enhance the overall quality of life of children who are at risk for adverse outcomes due to environmental, behavioral, or genetic factors. Unique to CSDE's mission is the value it places on the social development of children and adolescents who have learning or behavioral problems, and on fostering relationships with families and schools to ensure the development of a socially competent and well-adjusted student. As a result of the many accomplishments of its multidisciplinary staff, CSDE is recognized locally, nationally, and now internationally as one of few institutes that addresses the social aspects of students in education. As a multifaceted institute, CSDE is also recognized for its success in creating a nexus between research and practice. CSDE's research findings have guided the development of evidence-based instructional curricula and professional development programs.


Center for Social Development and Education

10th Floor, Healey Library,
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 USA