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Graduate School of Education

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Inspire the Next Generation

Cultivate a love of learning as a teacher. Develop policies to solve pressing education challenges as a public policy analyst. Boost team performance with cutting-edge strategies as 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
David Burghgraef, a student in the Graduate School of Education

“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)

 

  GSOE Internships

Earn credit for field experience or research in an educational setting.

Organizations That 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

 

 

90%

of UCR undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

 

 

82%

of UCR transfer students receive some form of financial aid.

 

 

67%

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

(Financial Aid Office, 2019–20)

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.

Major

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:

Minor

(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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66th

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

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World-Class Faculty

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

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Faculty Mentorship

You'll be mentored by GSOE's nationally recognized faculty. Includes help with coursework, field research, and service learning.

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Education, Society, and Human Development

GSOE’s first undergraduate major began in fall 2018.

Award-Winning Faculty

 

Raquel Rall, assistant professor of higher education
RAQUEL RALL

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.

Austin Johnson, assistant professor of school psychology at UCR
AUSTIN JOHNSON

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

Studies how to provide educators with effective and responsive tools for supporting positive student behavior. Works closely with local districts to develop, improve, and evaluate the effectiveness of behavior support strategies for students with and without disabilities.

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) 

FR

TR

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 

FR

TR

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

 


 

GSOE Transfer Student Learning Community

TR

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

FR

TR

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

 


 

GSOE First-Year Student Seminars

FR

TR

Enjoy 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
FRANCISCO “PANCHITO” J. RAMIREZ RUEDA

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 Samia Alkam, Class of '21 (Education, Society, and Human Development; and Political Science)
SAMIA ALKAM

Class of '21 (Education, Society, and Human Development; and Political Science)

  • Interns at the Riverside Community College District Chancellor’s Office
  • Serves as president of the Middle Eastern Student Assembly (MESA) at UCR
  • Gives presentations as a campus tour guide
  • Participates in the Civic Engagement Research Group to help improve education on civic engagement in grades K–12

GSOE Alumni

 

Sasha M. Zeedyk, UCR alumna, holds a Ph.D. in Special Education
SASHA M. ZEEDYK ’15

(Ph.D. in Special Education)

  • Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton
  • Current research projects focus on individuals with autism, specifically looking at their transition from adolescence into adulthood and college participation
Matthew Schiller, a UCR alumnus, teaches science
MATTHEW SCHILLER '01 and '02

(M.S. in Biochemistry; Teaching Credential)

  • Science Teacher at Riverside Polytechnic High School
  • Recipient of the 2010 Riverside Unified School District Teacher of the Year Award
  • Mentor in GSOE’s Teacher Education Program
  • Member of GSOE's Alumni Mentor Network
  • Chemistry Teacher in the UCR School of Medicine’s FastStart Summer Program

Career Center

 

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

Includes:

  • 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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An announcement for UCR's Teacher Job Fair

 

 

 

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