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Graduate School of Education

Shaping...Ideas, Minds, the Future

The Graduate School of Education at University of California, Riverside prepares students to become administrators, educators, and scholars who promote excellence and equity in every area of education. UC Riverside's campus in inland Southern California 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.

Top 18% of Education Schools, U.S. World & News Report

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Dean Thomas Smith UCR Graduate School of Education
Dean Thomas M. Smith Named 2019 AERA Fellow
Thomas M. Smith, professor and dean of the Graduate School of Education, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning.   Smith is one of only 10 prominent scholars to…
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UCR and NASA JPL local school collaboration
UCR and NASA on Shared Mission to Bring STEM Education to Local Schools
Three years ago, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, joined forces with UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, programming to schools throughout the region.    The partnership began when NASA selected UCR Assistant Professor of Teaching Cathy Lussier …
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