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Graduate School of Education


Shaping...Ideas, Minds, the Future

The Graduate School of Education (GSOE) at University of California, Riverside prepares students to become administrators, educators, advocates, and scholars who promote excellence and equity in every area of education. Situated on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California, UC Riverside's campus is ideally located to conduct research among the ethnically diverse K-12 student populations in the region.

Students in our education programs work alongside world-class faculty devising and conducting research that brings about positive change for students of all ages and abilities.

We invite you to explore our exceptional undergraduate, graduate education, and teacher credential programs, each designed to take you to the next level in your career in education.


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Given the current sociopolitical climate and the increasingly racialized experiences students of color face in our schools, my dissertation seeks to trace the role that racial literacy plays within ethnic studies classrooms and the impact teachers’ pedagogy can play in developing, sustaining, and extending our students’ racial literacies.
Arturo Nevárez
Ph.D. Candidate, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Recipient
Arturo Nevárez
Priya Garcia
Teaching is the profession that creates all other professions. Young minds are shaped every day by school teachers, and since I've already been on the receiving end of that process, I want to also contribute what I have learned and keep that cycle going. Great teachers inspired me to become who I am; and though I don't expect to inspire every single student, I hope that at least a few will try to make the world a better place with the knowledge I share and the wisdom I cultivate.
Priya Garcia
M.Ed., Single Subject '19
UC Riverside is a welcoming and diverse environment where I believe I can flourish as someone who is passionate about social justice and advocacy. I have been able to create lasting relationships with my professors and with the other students in the program. The staff and faculty within the GSOE have encouraged me to reach for every opportunity that comes my way.
Samia Alkam
Undergraduate Education Student
Samia Alkam
At GSOE I built memorable relationships with a diverse group of students and supportive faculty. The program provided me with the leadership skills for a position in a global corporate setting.
David Burghgraef
B.A. '19