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The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service

Professional Development

The Institute houses several programs that offer professional development opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers.


Center for Economic Education
The University of Kansas Center for Economic Education (KUCEE) promotes economic literacy among students and their teachers.

Kansas Migrant & ELL Academy (KMEA)
Support migrant and ELL teachers in implementing instructional strategies

Kansas Reading Academy
Kansas Reading Academy provides professional development to K-3 grade classroom, Title I, and Special Education teacher in the area of literacy.

KANTELL: Kansas Teachers for English Language Learners
Empower southwest Kansas teachers in their work with students who are learning English as a second language (ESL)

Migrant Family Literacy Project
Provide professional development to Migrant Family Literacy Directors and Staff

Teaching American History: Searching for America
The Teaching American History Project entitled ‚ÄúSearching for America‚Ä? is designed for all Garden City, Kansas teachers, K-12, who want to gain greater knowledge of our country‚Äôs history.

TELK - Topeka: Teaching English Learners in Kansas
A cohesive program of professional development for USD 501 teachers

The Institute exists to assist School of Education faculty in their pursuit of external funding and to serve the State of Kansas. Major programs areas are:
Educational Opportunity Programs
Faculty Research and Service
Professional Development
Public Service