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Graduate School of Education


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Inspire the Next Generation

Make meaningful connections as a teacher. Develop policies to solve pressing education challenges as a public policy analyst. Boost team performance with cutting-edge strategies a corporate trainer. And so much more. GSOE’s Undergraduate Program — taught by world-renowned faculty — will help you inspire the next generation.



Undergraduate Research


UCR offers research opportunities to all undergraduate students! This advantage catapults you to the “top of the list” for jobs and/or graduate school. Current GSOE research includes:

  • Maximizing educational outcomes for traditionally marginalized communities
  • Exploring the family context of youth with developmental disabilities or autism
  • Creating new ways to teach academic words to those with “below grade level” reading skills — thanks to $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences
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“As a student in the GSOE, I have built memorable relationships with a diverse group of students, and supportive faculty and staff. The experience and skills I have developed through the program helped prepare me for invaluable internship and career building opportunities.”

David Burghgraef (Education, Society, and Human Development)

Earning Potential With a GSOE Degree


Consultant, Education/Training $63,832
Technical Writer $59,090
Online Community Manager $51,459
Editor $51,399
Community Relations Specialist $50,298
Academic Advisor $43,197
Nonprofit Program Coordinator $42,374
Community Outreach Coordinator $41,121
Development Coordinator, Nonprofit Organization $40,008

Based on national averages. Higher earning potential with advanced degrees. (PayScale.com, College Salary Report, 2019)


  GSOE Internships

Get course credit for field experience or research in an educational setting. 

High-Profile Companies Hire GSOE Graduates

GSOE graduates go on to become classroom teachers, administrators, legal and medical specialists, and nationally recognized experts in autism and learning disability research.

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A UC Degree Is More Affordable Than You Might Think




of UCR undergraduate students received some form of financial aid.




of UCR transfer students received some form of financial aid.




of students' financial aid need was met with need-based aid. 

(Financial Aid Office, 2018–19)

Let us show you how:  financialaid.ucr.edu

Prestigious Scholarships and Awards

Freshman and transfer UCR students can fund their education with prestigious scholarships, such as the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship and the Undergraduate Fulbright Scholars (Research and English Teaching Award). Support is offered throughout the application process. Also available are campus scholarships, and Financial Aid's Outside Agency Scholarship Search for regional and national scholarships.


Gain real-world experience with the Education, Society, and Human Development Undergraduate major. You will explore issues, policies, and practices of education and research.

Choose a concentration for your major:


(All majors welcome)

Regardless of your major, the Education minor will enhance your ability to relay information to and work effectively with diverse populations. It will also boost your professional marketability in a wide variety of industries.



Undecided? We Can Help!

GSOE helps students successfully transition into a field of study that is consistent with their aptitudes, values, and goals.

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Take a Tour

Explore UCR’s park-like campus, the perfect setting for learning and thriving as a student in education.

Notable Facts


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GSOE’s first undergraduate major began in fall 2018: Education, Society, and Human Development!

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Includes three Spencer and two Ford Fellows, as well as renowned experts in autism and learning disability research.

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among the best graduate education programs in the United States.
(U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

Award-Winning Faculty


Raquel Rall, assistant professor of higher education

Assistant Professor of Higher Education

Focuses on leadership and governance of higher education, and equity. Strives to identify best practices to increase access to and success in higher education for traditionally marginalized communities, and on bridging research and practice.

Marsha Ing, associate professor of educational psychology

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

Focuses on measuring mathematics and science teaching, and learning. Interested in applying quantitative methods to understand the mechanisms that influence STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) student outcomes.

Success Programs

Every program is designed to help you succeed from the moment you first step on campus, to the day you graduate.

FR Freshman Students    TR Transfer Students


Academic Resource Center (ARC) 



Maximize academic success with peer/staff mentoring, tutoring, and graduate school preparation. Improves leadership, time management, public speaking, and study skills.



First-Year Mentor Program 



Register and be paired with a trained peer mentor. Get help navigating student life and accessing campus resources.



GSOE Transfer Student Learning Community


Includes the EDUC 094 "Transfer Seminar-Opportunities" course, a weekly peer mentor through the ARC, and a pop-up peer mentor in the GSOE student lounge. 


GSOE Faculty Mentoring 



Connect with nationally recognized faculty mentors. Includes help with coursework, service learning, and field research.



GSOE First-Year Student Seminars 


Student seminars offer peer mentoring, career development, community building, and academic/professional workshops.

Student Spotlight


Student Francisco “Panchito” J. Ramirez Rueda, majoring in Education, Society, and Human Development with the Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice Concentration

Class of ’19 (Education, Society, and Human Development with the Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice Concentration)

  • Research assistant for the Center for Educational Transformation
  • Participated in the UCDC program and interned with the League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Won a Presidential Public Service Fellowship
  • Received an undergraduate research mini-grant to conduct independent research
  • Co-founded The Dreamers Soccer Clinic, a nonprofit to help underprivileged youth
Student Tulsi Kardani, majoring in Education, Society, and Human Development with the Learning and Behavioral Studies Concentration; and Psychology

Class of ’19 (Education, Society, and Human Development with the Learning and Behavioral Studies Concentration; and Psychology)

  • Explored the influences of a parent’s mindset on a student’s self-efficacy and identification with STEM topics
  • Presented research at the Western Psychological Association annual conference
  • Studied cognitive ability over an individual’s lifespan
  • Volunteered with Operation SafeHouse in Riverside and Omega Zeta Chi (a community service-based sorority at UCR) to provide opportunities for underprivileged youth

GSOE Alumni


Annmaria de Mars

(Ph.D. in Educational Psychology)

  • President and CEO of 7 Generation Games (teaches math via video games) and The Julia Group (consults in statistics, math, instructional technology, programming, and evaluation)
  • Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University
  • 1984 World Judo Champion
Eugene Reinor

(M.Ed. in General Education with a Teaching Emphasis)

  • Teacher at Serrano Middle School in
    the San Bernardino Unified School District
  • Character Education Award finalist for inspiring students throughout the school year

Career Center


UCR’s Career Center — and Virtual Career Center — offers full-service counseling and resources, regardless of major or class level.


  • Career and graduate/professional school planning
  • Job/internship search strategies and database
  • Skill-building workshops, employer information sessions, and panel discussions
  • 15 fairs and special events, including the Graduate and Professional School Information Day Fair, and the Teacher Job Fair 
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