About Us


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The Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) is a world-class research center at the University of Oregon that uses scientific evidence and research-based practices to advance teaching and student learning.

One of the largest research centers at the University of Oregon (UO), CTL was established in 2000 as part of the College of Education. CTL is committed to conducting rigorous research on the design, delivery and efficacy of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as individual elements used in schools, especially in the primary, elementary, and middle school grades. CTL’s mission is to conduct, translate, and disseminate research that focuses on the solutions to serious but practical problems in school systems.