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Graduate School of Education

Commencement Celebration


Celebrating the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 has persevered through unthinkable challenges to reach a major milestone in their lives. Please join us in celebrating the Graduate School of Education's Class of 2020!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see more commencement and student spotlights.

Fiat Lux!

Message for our Students

Watch congratulatory messages from Interim Dean Louie F. Rodríguez, Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Robert K. Ream, Assistant Dean & Director of Teacher Education JerMara Davis-Welch, and Associate Professor of Higher Education & Graduate Advisor Eddie Comeaux.

Reflections from Class of 2020

GSOE's freshly-minted graduates reflect on their time at UCR and what this moment means to them. Hear what their favorite thing is about GSOE, what they will miss most, and their plans for the future.


Video Spotlight

Jonathan Walters (M.Ed. and Single Subject English Credential) and his family could never afford to live in one place for very long. He used to ride the bus five hours a day just to get to and from school. Now he wants to help other students earn an education and overcome whatever obstacles might be in their path.

Featured Story

Monique Guerra

Monique Guerra, double majoring in Spanish and Education, grew up in and out of foster homes. At 17, Guerra emancipated and at UCR she found her support system: Guardian Scholars and the Graduate School of Education. People in these offices gave her a solid background to pursue a career in higher education. Her passion for reforming educational policies will continue in graduate school. Her ultimate goal? Work her way toward becoming the U.S. Secretary of Education.
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Meet some of our graduates

For information related to UCR's Virtual Celebration, including past announcements and updates from Chancellor Wilcox about rescheduling in-person ceremonies when we can safely gather, visit UCR Commencement.