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College of Education Research Center

We strongly believe that scholarship activities form the central responsibility that distinguishes university faculty from other professionals. It is this belief that served as the catalyst for the creation of the COE Research Center (COERC). The COERC facilitates faculty scholarship that reflects the goals of the college and the many professional disciplines comprising the college. While the COERC provides direct service to COE faculty, it also provides research resources to our students. Watch our informative video to learn more.

About the COERC

The mission of the College of Education Research Center is to facilitate faculty productivity in research activities that contribute to the goals of the College of Education at Northern Arizona University and to the many professional disciplines comprising the college.

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COERC Resources


The COERC currently offers support with basic literature searches and research consultation, which includes methodological planning and design prior to data collection. Please use the service request form to request services.


The College of Education Research Center (COERC) provides the following research resources for COE faculty.

Helpful links

Unifying model

Created by Drs. Gypsy Denzine, Daniel Kain, and William F. Martin, the COERC observes their unifying social-cognitive model of faculty members’ motivation and performance in research.

NAU Institutional Review Board

The NAU Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research oversees all research conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involves living human beings as participants in a study.

See more details on research involving human subjects.

To apply for IRB review, register as a new user.

Take the required IRB training via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). If you have not completed this training within the past three years, take it BEFORE submitting an IRB application.