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UCLA Ed&IS students believe in imagination over convention. They see education and information as extrapersonal pursuits and approach scholarship with an eye on the universal potential of evolving how we learn, teach and research.

School of Education and Information Studies
Department of Education
  • Undergraduate
    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.
  • Graduate
    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.
Department of Information Studies
  • Undergraduate
    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.
  • Graduate
    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.

Community

Education Alumni Community

Our education alumni are made up of graduates from our world renowned degree programs in the Department of Education, the Teacher Education Program, and the Principal Leadership Institute. Our alumni carry on UCLA’s tradition of striving for excellence, thinking out of the box, and transforming people’s lives.

They have gone on to serve the education profession as some of the best researchers, teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum and program developers, consultants, and collaborators in urban environments where they are bettering the lives of students and the education system at large. Their reach includes over 62 schools in the greater Los Angeles area as well as schools, school districts, think tanks, education institutions, and government agencies across the country and around the world.

To learn about our degrees in education, please click here.

Success

Meet Our Education Alumni

Exceptional leaders and innovators in their fields. Our alumni are working to achieve diverse, equitable, and accessible education for all.
Tunnette Powell
Tunnette Powell
UCLA Parent Empowerment Project UCLA Class of 2020, Ph.D.
Damani White-Lewis
Damani White-Lewis
Postdoctoral scholar at University of Maryland, College Park UCLA Class of 2019, PhD, HEOC
Jody Priselac
Jody Priselac
Director of Community Programs at UCLA School of Education and Information Studies UCLA Class of 1999, Ed.D.

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Community

Information Studies Alumni Community

Our alumni carry on UCLA’s tradition of striving for excellence, thinking out of the box, and transforming people’s lives.

Our alumni have gone on to pursue careers in organizations such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the California State Library, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the National Archives, and in companies such as Disney, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Sony Pictures.

Their reach includes almost all libraries, archives, and museums in the greater Los Angeles area as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations, private companies, government agencies, universities, colleges, and schools across the country and around the world.

To learn about our degrees in information studies, please click here.

  • Library and Information Studies Alumni Association (LISAA)
    If you are a graduate of the UCLA Department of Information Studies, then you are a member of LISAA. We provide alumni with opportunities for networking, lifelong learning, and engagement throughout the year. We sponsor colloquia, mixers, and other events including the Annual Spring Awards Dinner. We invite you to stay connected and involved! As a graduate of the program (M.L.S, Ph.D., Certificate) you’re already part of a special group of UCLA graduates who continue to make their contribution to library and information services across the state, country, and world.

Success

Meet Our Information Studies Alumni

Exceptional leaders and innovators in their fields. Our alumni are working to achieve diverse, equitable, and accessible education for all.
Alumni Jesse Erickson
Jesse Erickson
University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press, UCLA Class of 2014, MLIS, 2016 Ph.D.
Lauren Trujillo IS Alumni
Lauren Trujillo
Director, Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation UCLA Class of 2019, MLIS
Grace Muñoz Alumni
Grace Muñoz
Audiovisual Operations Intern at National Gallery of Art UCLA Class of 2021, MLIS

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