A Tradition of

Challenging Traditional Thinking

The UCLA School of Education & Information Studies is positioned at the forefront of discovery, proving along the way that research and intellectual empowerment cultivate real-world praxis transformation.

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UCLA Ed&IS students approach scholarship with an eye on the universal potential of evolving how we learn, teach, and research.

Department of Education

The UCLA Department of Education is a national leader in the study of urban education and the development and support of teachers and school leaders strongly committed to social justice.


An undergraduate degree from UCLA’s Department of Education is often the beginning of a lifelong journey in excellence.

Our students major in Education and Social Transformation or minor in Education Studies and graduate with heightened intellect and social integrity, fully prepared to take whatever their chosen next step may be.

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The Department is known as a leader in the study and practice of urban education, student testing and assessment, teacher and continuing education and development — particularly in urban, multi-ethnic environments, early childhood development, and issues of access, equity, and quality facing K-12 and higher education.

Here, faculty and students work together to solve the most pressing issues facing education today. This collaborative, dynamic environment helps students develop the skills they need to become leading education professionals in the 21st century.

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Department of Information Studies

The UCLA Department of Information Studies is at the forefront of preserving, organizing, and rethinking information for the 21st century.


Information Studies offers undergraduate students coursework that is a blend of conceptual and theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on laboratory experiences where they can apply their theoretical insights and practical skills to real-world situations. Students learn foundational concepts in contemporary library and information studies theory, information seeking and retrieval skills, and information technology.

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The Department is home to UCLA’s iSchool and is dedicated to advancing the information fields. iSchools promote an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the opportunities and challenges of information management, with a core commitment to concepts like universal access and user-centered organization of information. The UCLA Department of Information Studies is a powerhouse in an increasingly vital field and a leading architect of the agenda for how information is disseminated and deployed in the 21st century.

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Research is more than a concept; it’s a plan of action.

With over a century of experience championing bold new viewpoints in education and information, UCLA Ed&IS consistently produces research and practical results that redefine the field and advance knowledge as a pillar of society and culture.

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Cultivating intellect, intuition, and inclusion

Cultivating intellect, intuition, and inclusion.

We believe that the democratization of knowledge creates equity. It is our mission to train teachers, scholars and community leaders to seek new ways of broadening access to the transformative power of education and information.

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