Graduate School of Education


Education, Society, and Human Development Undergraduate Program

Make meaningful connections (Teacher). Develop policies to solve pressing education challenges (Public Policy Analyst). Boost team performance with cutting-edge strategies (Organizational Development). And so much more. GSOE’s Education, Society, and Human Development Undergraduate Program – taught by world-renowned faculty – will help you inspire the next generation.

Through the program, you’ll get an introduction to issues, policies, and practices of education and research in schools and learning across contexts. Once you graduate you’ll be prepared to enter teacher credential programs, as well as other education-related career fields in the private and public sectors including: educational advocacy, public policy, community-based leadership and working with special populations in legal fields, medical environments, and the arts. Students interested in graduate study will be well prepared to pursue advanced degree programs in education or related fields.

As a world-class research institution, undergraduate students have the opportunity to study alongside faculty, and in their research centers and labs.

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Program Concentrations

  • Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice

    Prepares you to acquire a critical understanding of educational theory, research, policy, and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective across the educational pipeline (PK through Higher Education) with a focus on challenging inequality and promoting equity and social justice.

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  • Learning and Behavioral Studies

    Prepares you to acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of research, theories, and practices that contribute to human development, learning, and behavior in the field of education.

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  • Education Minor

    No matter what your college major, you can increase your marketability as a professional by adding an Education minor to your degree. The Education minor equips you with the ability to share information with others and enhances your abilities to work effectively with diverse populations. You must complete 2 education courses by the end of your junior year to be eligible to petition the minor.

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Panchito Rueda

"I want to make a change, not just in my community, but in this world. The Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice track was the best fit to make that happen. This program made me more critically conscious about education, the world, and myself. GSOE prepared me to become a better community leader and social justice advocate."

- Francisco "Panchito" J. Ramirez Rueda

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