SOE Mission

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The University of California, Riverside's School of Education, or SOE, is a nationally recognized school in a public research university that leverages its broad range of expertise to develop impactful partnerships, collaborations, and evidence-based resources fundamental for teaching, learning, and student success. Located in a region rich in racial and linguistic diversity, yet challenged by economic and social inequities, SOE serves a diverse student population, much of which is comprised of students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students. SOE’s mission is to advance equitable educational systems and practices which are driven by core values of equity, evidence, excellence, community, critical thinking, and compassion. Additionally, we prioritize recognizing, honoring, and working with the people of the region to create transformative opportunities and advance our respective fields in education. The faculty and staff of SOE enact this mission by valuing, understanding, and partnering with our UC, UCR, and Inland Empire community as we:

  1. Engage in world-class research which cultivates environments supporting learning and development that are student-centered, inclusive, and intentional.

  2. Develop future educators, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and leaders across the K-20 education system who implement socially just, evidence-driven, and culturally sustaining principles and practices in their work. We strive to name and disrupt injustices and promote structures of opportunity.

  3. Build upon the strengths of systemically marginalized communities by encouraging scholars and communities to explore, translate, and strive for equitable and critically minded academic, behavior, and social/emotional outcomes for children and families.

  4. Endeavor to develop in our students, faculty, and staff a sense of collective ownership, professional responsibility, and humanizing engagement for the greater good of the community


Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of the University of California, Riverside not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. Furthermore, University policy prohibits retaliation against any member of the University community filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment. This policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws and University policies.

Visit UCR’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 


Land Acknowledgement

We would like to respectfully acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of this land, water and air: the Cahuilla [ka-wee-ahh], Tongva [tong-va], Luiseño [loo-say-ngo], and Serrano [se-ran-oh] peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present and future. Today this meeting place is home to many Indigenous peoples from all over the world, including UCR faculty, students, and staff, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands.
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