School of Education
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. SOE’s Undergraduate Program — taught by world-renowned faculty — will help you inspire the next generation.
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 SOE 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
“As a student in the SOE, 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)
A UC Degree Is More Affordable Than You Might Think
of UCR undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
of financial aid recipients received gift-aid (grants and scholarships).
of students’ financial aid need was met with need-based financial aid.
(Financial Aid Office, 2021–22)
Let us show you how: financialaid.ucr.edu
Prestigious Scholarships and Awards
First-year 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.
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.
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.
Every program is designed to help you succeed from the moment you first step on campus, to the day you graduate.
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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.
SOE 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 SOE student lounge.
SOE Faculty Mentoring
Connect with nationally recognized faculty mentors. Includes help with coursework, service learning, and field research.
SOE First-Year Student Seminars
Enjoy peer mentoring, career development, community building, and academic/professional workshops.
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
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