Research Centers

Faculty in and affiliated with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis are directors, senior scholars, and researchers in several policy research centers on campus. Many doctoral students are employed at one or more of these centers during their studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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ITP has addresses the need for skilled researchers who can carry out research that will provide solid evidence about what programs will most benefit our nation’s students, preparing a new generation of outstanding education science scholars.

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Wisconsin Center for Education Research

WCER is committed to improving educational outcomes for the nation’s diverse student population, positively impacting education practice, and fostering collaboration among disciplines and with practitioners.

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Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education

WISCAPE reaches out to and brings together diverse stakeholders to engage in spirited dialogue and learn with and from one another in cultivating, harnessing, and exchanging policies and practices for bolstering higher education.