Research & Engagement

Pushing the boundaries of education, counseling and human development research, the College of Education & Human Development has provided the community with world-class research since our inception. In keeping with our land grant mission, our college also provides Nevada with a tremendous amount of resources and services.

Research & News

A group of about 14 Nevada Institute on Educator Preparation fellows at the airport pose holding up the Nevada Wolf Pack hand signal.

$825,000 grant equips fellows to be leaders in K-12 education

First-of-its-kind cross-institutional collaboration offers opportunities to serve the community

Shanon S. Taylor, Lindsay Diamond and Randall Owen in front of the N sign near the Knowledge Center.

Special Education and Disability Studies program receives $1.25 million leadership grant

The Project SELF grant prepares scholars to become future leaders in special education and disability studies

Manuel Ortiz, assistant director; Mariluz Garcia, executive director; Sammy Rosales, summer program coordinator and Tuna (Mariluz’s dog)

Dean’s Future Scholars celebrates directors’ anniversaries and creates program endowment

Dean’s Future Scholars helps low-income, first-generation students gain access to higher education

Engagement & Initiatives

Group of students and founder on the stairs in the William Raggio building

Dean's Future Scholars (DFS)

The College of Education & Human Development 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 goal of DFS is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students graduating from high school, gaining access to higher education, and entering a career in the field of education.

Two students reading a math book in a classroom

Lemelson Foundation Elementary Education Math & Science Master's Cohort

This is a program offered with the help of Mrs. Dorothy Lemelson that allows  TWELVE K-6 teachers in the Washoe County School District the opportunity to complete a master's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Math and Science.

Professor working with young child with down syndrom

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project

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 a variety of key stakeholders.

Young child in front of a whiteboard writing out a math problem

Nevada Math 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.

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Northern Nevada Math and Technology Camp

Our mission is to support and encourage students 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 supportive community.

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Rural Education Outreach

The College of Education & Human Development Rural Education Initiative seeks to encourage talented K-12 educators in rural Nevada school districts to pursue Rural Alternative Licensure (RAL). Students selected for this program receive a stipend to complete the program.