Centers & Resources

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Child & Family Research Center (CFRC)

The Child & Family Research Center provides early childhood care and education to children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years. This service is offered to University students, faculty and staff, and families who meet the annual federal poverty guidelines for the Early Head Start Program. Students must be enrolled in at least six credits with a degree program, faculty and classified staff must work at least .50 FTE.

The Downing Counseling Clinic

The Downing Counseling Clinic is a training center for graduate counseling students. The clinic is a part of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. The clinic is dedicated to providing individual, couples, family, and child counseling for the community as well as to Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) students.

Early Learning Center (ELC)

The Early Learning Center serves as a model classroom in the Washoe County School District and for the learning community in the College of Education. The Early Learning Center models multi-year, multi-age educational experiences and developmental and integrated instruction. The mission of the Early Learning Center classroom is to create a nurturing learning environment in which each child can learn and be successful at his or her own individual developmental level.

E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning & Literacy (CLL)

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning & Literacy tutors children in grades 1-6 who have difficulties learning to read, write, and spell. Children are tutored in small groups with an emphasis on developmental instruction and providing positive learning experiences. A progress report with recommendations is prepared and mailed to the parent after tutoring. The Center for Learning and Literacy tutoring program does fill up early, so be sure to register soon.

Nell J. Redfield Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The function of the Nell J. Redfield Learning Resource Center, commonly known as the LRC, is to provide a variety of resources to educators, university students, teachers, and counselors. The services provided include instructional support and curriculum enrichment. Students and faculty at the university, as well as teachers, administrators, and counselors in surrounding school districts, are invited to use the center's resources.

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED)

The mission of the Nevada Center for Excellence is Disabilities is to work cooperatively with consumers, family members, and professionals to assist Nevadans with developmental disabilities of all ages to be independent and productive citizens who are included in their communities.

Nevada Mathematics Project: An Innovative STEM Initiative

The Nevada Mathematics Project engages in cutting edge research to improve mathematics and science instruction in Nevada statewide and beyond. The initiative works within the education system of Nevada and has state and national collaborators.

Raggio Research Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The purpose of the Raggio Research Center is to promote a better understanding of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines by providing quality programs focused in outreach, research and other areas.


Community University School Partnership (CUSP)

The Community University School Partnership (CUSP) represents a collaborative relationship among the College of Education and beyond (other Colleges at the University of Nevada, Reno) with multiple grant-funded and professional development programs in Washoe County School District.  This set of partnerships has identified a common goal - to work together through shared educational initiatives that support student learning based on the Nevada Academic Content Standards.

Dean's Future Scholars (DFS)

The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and the public school districts are cooperatively involved in the Dean's Future Scholars program to recruit diverse students into teacher education. The purpose is to interest students in going on to higher education, and in particular the University of Nevada, Reno.

Northern Nevada Girls Math and Technology Program

Our mission is to support and encourage girls from varied backgrounds to increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence in mathematics, as well as technology use for mathematics learning. The program provides learning opportunities, resources, and participation in a community of support that better prepares girls to enhance the quality of their academic, vocational, and everyday lives and to contribute to advancement of the wider society.

Research in Romania (RIR)

The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has participated in a variety of activities in Romania since about 1995. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Bob Ives and Dr. Kathy Obenchain presented a research paper on critical thinking at an international conference at Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (UBB) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Additional Resources and Projects

Computer Lab

The COE Computer Lab is a general use lab located on the first floor of the William Raggio Building in room 1006 on the University of Nevada, Reno Campus. For days and hours, please visit their website. Reservation for the COE Computer Lab

Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST)

The COE is a member institution of COST, a national collaboration that offers U.S. teacher education students the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to student teach overseas. All students enrolled in teacher education programs that require a student teaching internship course are eligible to apply.

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project (NDSIP)

The purpose of the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project is to enhance the educational services provided to children and youth, birth through 21 years, with vision and hearing impairments. The project provides statewide technical assistance to support parents, service providers, and other service agencies in meeting the educational needs of children who have dual sensory impairments.

Northern Nevada Writing Project (NNWP)

The Northern Nevada Writing Project provides professional development and leadership opportunities for teachers and administrators interested in both improving and celebrating student writing.