University of California, Riverside

Graduate School of Education


A student at graduation.

Current GSOE Alumni Newsletter

As a GSOE graduate, you're part of a community of 3,500 alumni impacting the field of education. We hope that each one of you will continue to participate in the life of the school long after you've left campus.

Here are some ways that you can support the GSOE and stay connected with faculty, friends and former classmates:

 Join the GSOE Alumni Allies Program

Alumni Allies is an informal networking program established in GSOE in 2012. Our aim is to strengthen the connection between alumni and the School, and to help our graduates build lasting professional relationships.

Are you a new education professional looking for career advice from other members of the GSOE community?

Are you a long time educational professional who would like to be an informal resource for a recent GSOE graduate?

Are you looking for networking opportunities?

If so, then sign up for Alumni Allies when you complete your online alumni profile update and we will follow up with you personally with more information.

Stay Connected

Are you looking for previous classmates?  Click on your graduating class below:

Graduate Alumni

Teaching Credential Alumni

Develop New Professional Skills

At the GSOE, we believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor. We offer a number of professional development programs — such as an administrative services credential — that can invigorate your career and prepare you for new professional opportunities. So why not join us again as a student?

Visit the Programs and Degrees section for more information.

Update Your Alumni Information

Have you moved or changed jobs recently? Make sure that we know where you are and what you are up to by completing the alumni profile update .

Support GSOE

Help ensure that future GSOE students will get the same quality education and one-on-one mentoring that you enjoyed as a student.

You can support the school through charitable gifts and bequests or by volunteering your time. More

Fast Facts About our Alumni

  • Total number of GSOE alumni: 3,520
  • Notable GSOE graduates include:
    • Carlos Cervantes, Teaching Credential 2003, Teacher of the Year, Grant Elementary, 2006
    • Margaret Beebe Frankenberger , Ph.D 2000, Research Early Career Publication Award from the Council of Exceptional Children's Division for Research
    • Lara Rios ,Teaching Credential 1994, nationally known author
    • Greg Aloia, Ph.D 1976, recently appointed the Dean of the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University.
    • Alicia Summerville Grissom, Teaching Credential 1998, Teacher of the Year 01-02 Rivera Elementary
    • Kathy Bocian – MA 1981, PhD 1993, received the Non-Senate Distinguished Researcher Award for 2005-2006
    • Jennifer Early, M.Ed 2006, Teacher of the Year, Seneca School 2005-06
    • Cheryl Henderson, Teaching Credential 1996, English Learner Teacher of the Year, Bloomington High School.
    • Marilyn Martinez-Flores, Ph.D 2003, 2006 Educator of the Year, Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine
  • A sampling of jobs held by our alumni:
    • Dean of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Sierra College
    • Vice President of Administration, Grossmont College
    • Principal, Pachappa Elementary School
    • Executive Director, County of Riverside
    • Owner/Special Education Teacher, Dupaquier Enterprises
    • School Psychologist, Garden Grove Unified School District
    • Self Employed Behavior Analyst, Westlake, CA
    • Superintendent, Bonita Unified School District
    • Psychologist, Rim of the World Unified School District
    • English Teacher, John W. North High School
    • Law Professor, Boston University
    • Assistant Professor of Literacy Courses, University of Nebraska
    • Special Education Professor, CSU Monterey Bay
    • Kindergarten Teacher, Chicago, IL
    • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
    • President, Fullerton Community College

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

GSOE Information

Graduate School of Education
1207 Sproul Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5225
Fax: (951) 827-3942