The Bureau of Educational Research supports the development of engaged research.

Current focal areas include:

Illinois Secondary Teacher Education and Computer Science Initiative (I-STECS) a campus-supported initiative in the College of Education to help chart a path for the future of computer science (CS) education in Illinois. Raya Hegeman-Davis coordinates I-STECS activities.

Community-Academic Partnerships for Health. The College of Education is partnering with the campus-wide Interdisciplinary Health Science Institute (IHSI) to develop research and engagement opportunities at the intersection of education and health. Emily Stone manages these efforts.

School-University Research Relations. The Bureau coordinates research relationships campus-wide between university researchers and K-12 school districts. Raya Hegeman-Davis serves as School-University Research Coordinator.