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The centers in the College of Education are a vital resource to education students. They provide amazing training opportunities to better prepare students for their future careers. The centers give students better access to resources that increase their knowledge and complement their classroom education. Gaining experience through these centers provide students with real-world experience before they graduate. The Alliance for Innovation and Research in Education plays play an instrumental role in helping UCM seek external funding for these centers.

Central Regional Professional Development Center

The mission of the Central Regional Professional Development Center is to maximize student performance through high quality professional development. This center offers workshops and initiatives to both education students and professionals in the community. It offers a wide variety of services that cater to the school districts in this region.

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Midwest Center for Charter Schools and Urban Education

The Midwest Center for Charter Schools and Urban Education sponsors nine charter schools in Kansas City, MO. The center offers oversight and guidance toward educational best practices in these schools. UCM students are able to observe classroom practices in each charter school. Education students, as student teachers and classroom observers, reflect on their preparation as future teachers in a challenging yet nurturing environment. They learn skills that serve them well when working with diverse students in any setting.

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Missouri Center for Career Education

The Missouri Center for Career Education serves as the focal point for statewide coordination of communications, products and services. It provides quality curriculum and research, targeted professional development and innovative instructional resources to support Missouri’s career and technical education system.

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