Bavaro Hall, Ruffner Hall, and Memorial Gym house the majority of the Curry School of Education’s academic facilities and offices. These facilities house laboratory space for studies in science education, instructional technology, counselor education, reading, educational psychology, and educational research. A well-equipped behavioral study area enables students and faculty to carry on advanced-level clinical observation and research, and a number of flexible meeting areas provide a supportive environment for studies in education.
The Athletic Training Clinic provides therapy for the University’s athletic teams. The clinic provides practica for both graduate and undergraduate students. It is located in the McCue Center, adjacent to University Hall.
The Center for Technology and Teacher Education is a cross-disciplinary institute with collaborating faculty drawn from several disciplines, including educational technology, teacher education, and policy studies. One goal of the center is to identify and develop educational technologies that can be integrated into teacher education curricula. An equally important goal is to prepare the next generation of educational technology leaders. Graduate fellows affiliated with the center are expected to serve in leadership positions in school districts, state education agencies, and teacher preparation programs.
The Curry Library and Innovation Commons, located on the third floor of Ruffner Hall, houses a children’s literature section, education handbooks and reference materials, collaborative work stations, a study zone, and more.
The Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory conducts research in the areas of prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of injuries associated with exercise, sport and physical activity.
The Exercise Physiology Laboratory is housed in Memorial Gym and is used to teach methodology and to conduct research using graded exercise testing, anthropometric and body composition measures, and exercise training interventions and clinical application.
The Instructional Resource Center provides students and faculty with excellent opportunities for both instruction and research. In addition to audio-visual equipment, the center houses the Audio-Visual Production Lab, both a video filming studio and a video production facility, the Special Technology Laboratory, the Apple Lab, and the interactive IBM Microcomputer Classroom.
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) produces and disseminates high-quality, practical research studies relating to the identification and development of talent. The research of the center has included investigating ways to encourage talent in young, at-risk students; studying the social and emotional development of gifted students; and investigating the feasibility of high-end learning in elementary, middle and high schools.
The Sheila Johnson Center for Human Services, housed in Bavaro Hall, is a multidisciplinary clinic providing faculty-supervised training for masters’ and doctoral students, clinical service delivery to the region, and clinical research opportunities. Disciplines included are clinical and school psychology, speech/language/hearing, reading, and counseling (including career/vocational assessment and guidance).
Comprehensive, evidence-based assessment services are provided for children, adolescents, adults, and families. The Center staff include faculty with particular expertise in learning disorders (especially reading/writing), attention disorders, autism spectrum disorders, speech and language disorders, auditory processing disorders, anxiety disorders, phobic disorders, and more general behavior disorders, including violence and other forensic issues. Interventions offered through the Center include individual and family therapy, speech and language therapy, reading/writing remediation, and school and other organizational consultation.