Welcome to the UCR Graduate School of Education

Welcome to the UCR Graduate School of Education

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Shaping...Ideas, Minds, the Future

The School of Education (SOE) 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.

 


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SOE by the Numbers

89
BEST GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE NATION, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
100%
entering doctoral students receive multiyear fellowships
86%
students receive grants, scholarships, and fellowships
$21 M +
dollars in grant money awarded to faculty in the last five years

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Student Voices

"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
David Burghgraef
"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

 


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Recent News

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Meet UCR’s new faculty members
For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below:   College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences
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UCR Through the Roses
Dr. Frances Valdovinos named Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education
Frances Valdovinos has been named Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education program at UCR’s School of Education (SOE). Valdovinos joined SOE in 2016 as a student academic advisor and was recently appointed assistant dean and director of teacher education, a role she served as interim for a year.
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SOE welcomes three new faculty
Join us in welcoming three new faculty! José Del Real Viramontes, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Higher Education Administration and Policy program the School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. Prior to UCR, he was an assistant professor in the Higher Education/Community College Leadership program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Cultural Studies in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. As a former community college transfer student, his research explores the
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UC Riverside student interns working at the R'Garden in 2020. (UCR/Stan Lim)
New program aims to increase Latinx students conducting environmental research
A $342,000 grant has allowed the expansion of a UC Berkeley program to UCR.
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