Education is often perceived as a purely practical discipline — teaching students "how to" be educators with little room left for independent research and learning. That misperception couldn’t be further from the truth. Education professors at Richmond research early literacy, reading recovery, teacher preparation, diversity issues, and the application of new technology. Their work is focused and attacks the nagging “why” questions that many teacher preparation programs ignore.

Students can apply for funding through the School of Arts & Sciences to pursue undergraduate research opportunities over the course of a summer or academic year. Additional travel grants are available for students who would like to present their results at regional or national meetings or conferences.