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CETE introduces a forward-looking vision, a larger staff, and an expanded commitment to research and development through the 2013 merger of the The Ohio State University's Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), Center for Special Needs Populations (CSNP), and Center for Learning Excellence (CLEX). The merger of these three College of Education and Human Ecology research centers sets the stage for expanded services in education, workforce, and community development.

CETE bridges research and practice through work in standards, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation. We have added capacity in teacher preparation, professional development, information management, communication technologies, resource development, and technical assistance.

Capitalizing on added experience with systems change, strategic planning, training, and computer-networking methods and technologies, CETE’s mission expands to address all levels of education — from early childhood to adult and from special needs to career-technical education. The addition of a community-engagement focus and an established workforce-development commitment completes the stakeholder trifecta.

CETE is committed to translating research into innovative and customized solutions that meet our clients’ current and future needs. Merging centers is the first step in maintaining our commitment, enhancing our entrepreneurial spirit, and valuing our excellence within The Ohio State University. CETE continues to lead by example in the pursuit of lifelong learning.