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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

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BEST GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE NATION, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
94%
doctoral students receive multiyear fellowships
87%
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
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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

School of Education honors faculty, students, and staff
This year, in addition to the SOE undergraduate awards, SOE established new awards that honor our exceptional graduate students, faculty, and staff. The recipients were honored at SOE’s Commencement reception at The Barn. Below is a full list of awards and honorees. Academic Excellence Award This award recognizes undergraduate students—one from each Education Concentration—who are selected by the Undergraduate Education Committee (based on faculty nominations) for achieving excellence in their academics, research, and community engagement or creative activity. Stephanie Zeng is a memorable
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UCR grad student Ariana with FLOTUS Jill Biden and UCR Chancellor Wilcox.
Highlander celebrates 10-year anniversary of DACA with FLOTUS
Ariana Aparicio Aguilar, a doctoral student in UCR's School of Education and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was recently invited with Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to attend a 10-year DACA anniversary at the White House.
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UC Riverside tests a reading comprehension intervention for students in the middle grades with autism spectrum disorder
The study will implement an evidence-based reading intervention program in Southern California and Central Texas
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Graduate student selected to join John Smartt Summer Scholars Program
Join us in congratulating UCR graduate student Alexis Weatherspoon for being selected to the John Smartt Summer Scholars Program at The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. The internship program is designed to give interested master's students the opportunity to receive professional experience, connect with scholars in the higher education field, and learn fundamental research skills in connection to equity and leadership. Interns will get a $1,500 stipend, the opportunity to do and publish research, academic mentoring, and administrative experience, among other things. This year
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