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Diversity and Equity


Diversity and Equity M.Ed. Program

UC Riverside’s Diversity and Equity master’s program is excellent preparation for those who seek to support youth of diverse backgrounds in a variety of public and private settings: K-12 public and private schools, university outreach programs, museums, youth organizations, and other institutions serving the educational needs of the community. Through the master’s program you will explore educational theory and empirical research to understand the historical, social, racial, cultural, and institutional factors affecting educational access and opportunity for diverse students, and practices for creating supportive educational environments for all students.

Specialization Overview


Program Overview

  • Start Term: Fall only
  • Program Length: 1 year (9 months)
  • Units: 36-unit minimum/9 classes
  • Instruction: In-person on Riverside campus.
  • Schedule: Three classes per quarter; each class meets once a week 4-7pm (Monday-Thursday)

Program Cost

Estimated program cost is $17,440 (in-state)

Out-of-state/international tuition is an additional cost. See the fee schedule here.

UCR Extension Pathways

Did you know that your UCR Extension certificate is a direct pathway to a Master of Education degree from UC Riverside School of Education?

Credits you have already earned can be applied toward the M.Ed. Diversity and Equity program shortening your time to degree. Transfer 9 units/3 classes of the 400-level coursework from the following Extension certificate programs:

  • CLAD through CTEL
  • Education for the Gifted and Talented (GATE)




Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 units/9 classes in three academic quarters. After completing the coursework, students will complete a final analytical report addressing a specific concern or issue regarding diversity and educational equity in classrooms, schools, districts, community or non-profit organizations, or school policy at the state or federal level.

This program is available for Fall only admission.

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates are:

  • K-12 Teacher
  • Director UCR MESA Programs
  • Intern CSU STEM VISTA Program
  • Program Coordinator at Department of Education





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