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  • O'Leary Learning Center: Progress from Floor to Ceiling

    Construction is nearly completed on the O’Leary Learning Center, a sophisticated 4,400 square foot laboratory space in the College of Education. It is designed to advance research and teaching through enhanced collaboration of interdisciplinary research projects, provide improved online learning spaces, and enrich STEM instruction.

  • College of Education hosts, with Illinois Theatre: "Gandhi, King, and Our World Today"

    Mark your calendar for October 2, 7:30pm at Spurlock Auditorium, a two-part evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Illinois Theatre presents a staged reading of Unexpected Contact written by Rajmohan Gandhi, followed by "Is the Dream alive?" a panel discussion with: James Anderson (Dean, College of Education), Ronald Bailey (Chair, African-American Studies), Cynthia Oliver (Professor of Dance & Associate Vice Chancellor), and moderated by Rajmohan Gandhi (Research Professor, College of Education).

  • Dr. Kiel Christianson and Dr. Yoon Pak to Lead EPSY and EPOL Departments

    Dr. Kiel Christianson has been appointed as Chair of the Educational Psychology department, and Dr. Yoon Pak has accepted the College's offer of Head of the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) department.

  • Three Education Faculty Launch New NSF-funded Project

    Assistant professor Stina Krist is the principal investigator of the $1.3M award from NSF for Advancing Computational Grounded Theory for Audiovisual Data from STEM Classrooms.

  • Special Education's Todd Lash Awarded Equity Fellowship from Computer Science Teacher's Association

    Special Education doctoral student Todd Lash has been named one of ten fellows in the CSTA's inaugural Equity Fellowship program, made possible in partnership with Microsoft and Pluralsight One.

  • Win a trip to present your research in Hong Kong

    The Graduate Student Conference is partnering with the University of Hong Kong to present the second annual Graduate Student Conference Exchange Program.

  • Students in Special Education selected as Senior 100 Honorary recipients

    The College of Education is proud of the 2016 Senior 100 Honorary recipients!

  • Congratulations to our 2015 AERA award recipients!

    The College of Education at Illinois is honored to have three of our faculty members recognized at this year’s AERA Annual Meeting.

  • OCCRL Research Associate Recognized by Alma Mater

    Angel Luis Velez, a research associate in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL), was recognized by the institution this year with the Outstanding GOLD Alumni Award for his dedication in serving marginalized communities through principled research and leadership.

  • Welcoming a New Academic Adviser: Michelle Ellis

    The College of Education is excited to introduce Michelle Ellis, a new academic adviser in the Student Academic Affairs Office. 

  • IDEALL Grand Opening - Wednesday, September 30

    Illinois Digital Ecologies and Learning Laboratory (IDEALL) Grand Opening

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    3:00 – 5:00 PM

    166-170-176 Education Building

    IDEALL is a research laboratory developed for use by educational, learning sciences, and educational technology researchers both in the College of Education and from the wider campus research community. A highly configurable space, IDEALL is intended to facilitate investigations of cutting-edge, technology-enhanced learning environments in both formal and informal learning settings, and across the life-span. The Lab offers state-of-the-art 360-degree video and audio capture, a highly configurable lighting system, projectable surfaces and associated projection infrastructure in every dimension, a pull-out interview room, an observation center with one-way mirror, and more. The Lab is ideal for setting up, and capturing, learner interactions with state-of-the-art digital learning environments, including virtual and augmented realities, multi-touch surfaces for collaborative learning, and educational games, among other platforms.

    Please join us to explore the capabilities and affordances of the Lab. Demonstrations of capacity and use will be offered, with opportunities to connect with researchers who are putting the Lab to use.



  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate Professor in Evaluation

    The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a position for an outstanding emerging or established scholar in evaluation. The successful candidate will have a strong record of intellectual contributions to evaluation, substantial field experience as an evaluator, and expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods.

    For more information, please go to

    To ensure full consideration, we ask that applications be submitted by October 10, 2019.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

  • Retirement Reception for Professor Violet Harris

    Please join us in recognizing Professor Violet Harris for her 29 years of service and accomplishment at the University of Illinois.

  • Sarah Zehr Honored with CAPE Award

    Congratulations to Education Policy, Organization & Leadership alumna and adjunct assistant professor Sarah Zehr, who has been named a 2019 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) awardee. The CAPE award was established to recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions. Individuals are nominated, reviewed by a committee, and approved by Chancellor Robert Jones.

  • Job Posting: Graduate Research Assistant - Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

    Graduate Research Assistant – 50%

    January, 1 2014 – May 15, 2014, with possible renewal 

    The focus of this Research Assistantship is to assist the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) in their current and future research and grants portfolio. This includes searching and compiling RFPs, literature reviews on current issues in higher education, conducting survey research, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and producing easily consumable reports. This RA will report to the Coordinator, Research & Grants. Click headline to read more...