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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

entering doctoral students receive multiyear fellowships
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. Alum, 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 SOE have encouraged me to reach for every opportunity that comes my way."
Samia Alkam
Ph.D. Student
Samia Alkam
David Burghgraef
"At SOE 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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UCR to offer BA degree to students in the Norco state prison
UC Riverside will offer a Bachelor of Arts program within the confines of the Norco California Rehabilitation Center, a prison about 50 east of Los Angeles.
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UCR School of Education secures $1 million grant
UCR receives a $1 million grant from an Inland Empire collaborative group to further its efforts to address the California teacher shortage and diversify the teacher workforce.
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UCR Lifted Gets off the Ground with Spark Grant
UCR Lifted receives $25,000 Spark Grant from Michelson 20MM
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Participants from the Roundtable on the Critical Shortage of Dual Language Teachers
SOE Hosts Roundtable on the Critical Shortage of Dual Language Teachers
The School of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) recently hosted a roundtable on the critical shortage of teachers in dual language immersion (DLI) programs, where instruction is provided in English as well as in Spanish. Directors from school districts in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley who are responsible for supporting the district's DLI programs attended and shared the challenges they face in fully staffing their programs, especially at the secondary level. With the Commission on Teacher Credentialing requiring DLI teachers to possess a Bilingual Authorization (BILA) to
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