Centers and Partnership

UA students at IPS

The School of Education is deeply engaged with the community.  Collaboration with our K-12 partners, including the Akron Public Schools' I PROMISE School, helps develop the 21st century skills needed to complete in today's global economy.

Specialized Centers


The specialized Centers in the School of Education provide educational services to the university community and the surrounding area.

  • H. K. Barker Center for Economic Education
    The Barker Center is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from the education and business communities dedicated to economic literacy. Founded in 1974, the center is the premier source for economic teacher training, educational materials and curriculum reform. More About Us... & History

Student organizations and service-focused programs

student organizations

There are a number of student organizations and service-focused programs that would be of particular interest to educators.  Check out the options and find out how you can get involved!


Education majors gather around large letters that say I PROMISE

The School of Education at The University of Akron maintains long-standing partnerships with Northeast Ohio educational facilities.  These partnerships allow us to offer high-quality, innovative classroom experiences for our students.