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Graduate School of Education


Undergraduate Advising Center

Due to COVID-19, all student appointments will be done virtually. 


Welcome to the Graduate School of Education’s undergraduate advising center. As you navigate your undergraduate studies, our academic advisors are here to answer questions you may have about university policy and procedures, provide academic advice, and help you achieve your career goals.

We encourage you to review the resources we’ve compiled on this page. Information includes community learning & fieldwork, enrollment deadlines, important forms, processes, and procedures. In addition to academic advising services, our office houses the GSOE student lounge --  a welcoming place within the GSOE home to study, relax, and reset for the next activity in a student’s day. Go Highlanders!

Upcoming Events:

GSOE Student Support Hours
Conducted by Dr. Katherine Stavropoulos 

"Are you struggling emotionally during this time?" 

Dr. Katherine Stavropoulos, assistant professor and clinical psychologist, will be hosting virtual hours, which will be confidential and held via Zoom. These hours are intended to provide a safe space for all GSOE students who may be having a difficult time emotionally, mentally, psychologically, or just want to talk during this time. 

Learn more about these support hours here.
Email Dr. Stavropoulos for Zoom link 
Every Monday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. throughout this Summer 2020

GSOE Student Coffee Hour 
Every Thursday, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Email for Zoom link

GSOE Start Smart 
Friday, September 25, 2020

You have attended the orientation, learned about your degree, enrolled in your fall classes and received all the information you needed to start your first quarter. You are totally set right? Well if all of that happened a bit too fast to remember everything, we have you covered. The GSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will host a pre-quarter meet up to cover questions about how best to prepare for your first quarter from current freshman and transfer students who will offer advice, tips, and best practices for a successful first quarter. Student representing their organization and student offices will also be welcomed to share resources that they used during their quarter for academic succes and to help offer ways to engage with the campus community. If you would like to build your GSOE community, learn something new that you may not have picked up from your orientation, or have a question about your fall quarter that you would like answered, we invite you to join us!

How academic advising works
How to connect with faculty
Study tips using zoom
Getting involved with research, study abroad, and other student activities
Advice for students from students



Meet Your Advisors

We’re here to help!

Liliana Aguayo

Liliana Aguayo

Academic Advisor
Serving students with last names beginning A - L

Richard Rangel

Richard Rangel

Academic Advisor 
Serving students with last names beginning M - Z

Please read below for information EFFECTIVE Monday, March 16:

The GSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will be available via email for advising questions, and will be utilizing Zoom to host online advising meetings and calls when needed.
Schedule a Virtual advising 
appointment here. 

Student petitions will be moving toward digital online requests and can be initiated by contacting the specified GSOE undergraduate advisor. Please use the below contact information based on the first letter of your last name:


Below you can access your degree requirements based on your major and concentration choice. All students are also required to complete 40 hours of fieldwork as part of the education major. 

Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice
Learning and Behavioral Studies
Education Minor
Quarterly Course Schedule

If you are interested in a change of major or declaring a double major please schedule a one-on-one appointment with us by the end of your Junior year.

To declare a minor in education students must be in “Good” academic standing. We also encourage students to complete an education course with a passing grade by the end of their junior year. Students outside of the Education, Society, and Human Development major are advised to speak with your current major advisors for any additional requirements.

Good Academic Standing

To remain in good academic standing, a student must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 and make progress toward the degree at a satisfactory rate.

Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation if, at the end of any term, their GPA for the term is less than 2.00 or their cumulative GPA, computed on the total of all courses undertaken in the university, is less than 2.00 (“C” average).

Academic Disqualification

Students are subject to disqualification from further registration in the university a) if, at the end of any term, their GPA for that term is less than 1.50 or b) if, after two terms on academic probation, their cumulative GPA, computed on the total of all courses undertaken in the university, is less than 2.00 (“C” average).

The Graduate School of Education requires undergraduate Education, Society, and Human Development (ESHD) majors to complete 40 hours of Community Learning as a critical component of the degree requirement. The goal of Community Learning is to enrich and extend the UCR coursework experience with applied, real-world learning in service to concerns identified by the community. 
A student can complete the 40 hours of Community Learning through the following options: 

  • Research with faculty;
  • Service learning tied to preparation in a specific course;
  • Community engagement in direct service to learners in educational programs broadly conceived—i.e., local schools, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies.

The Graduate School of Education has several community partners where students can engage in their 40 hours of community learning. Learn more about how to utilize these partnerships by contacting: gsoelearningcoord@ucr.eduIt is suggested that students complete this requirement prior to their final year at UCR when possible.

Below is information regarding scholarships and funding opportunities available for current undergraduate students.

Student Travel and Professional Development Support and Grants

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a teacher after earning your B.A., UCR's Graduate School of Education's teacher education program is an excellent choice. Their admissions team created a handy resource guide for current UCR undergraduate students which includes a suggested timeline for undergraduate and transfer students, CSET resources, and CSET test structure. 
Download the guide here.

Specific questions about applying to the program should be addressed to the teacher education program admissions team.
Email them here or visit their website here

Additional Resources

Learn more about Community Engaged Learning, Commencement, and our Student Ambassador Program. Also, visit the Student Resource Hub, AskUCR, to find information on everything from housing to student involvement to tuition and deadlines. It truly is a one-stop student resource center.