Department of Education
The UCLA Ed&IS Department of Education is a fearless trailblazer.
With over a century of experience in championing bold new viewpoints in education, the Department is a renowned leader in the study and practice of urban education, student testing and assessment, teacher and continuing education and development — particularly in urban communities and multi-ethnic environments. We’re esteemed for our focus on early childhood development, including issues of access, equity and quality that face K-12 and higher education. In the Department's research centers, groundbreaking research is more than a concept — it’s a plan of action.
A Culture of Challenging Convention
Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni form a cohesive and dynamic unit with the shared goal of cultivating real-world change from revolutionary educational thinking. In our community no idea is too new, no obstacle is insurmountable and no student is unteachable. The imagination and empathy of our community drive incredible results, altering individual and collective pathways in education for the better, for all.
The Department of Education was named the nation’s #3 graduate school of education in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 rankings of American Graduate Educational Institutions and is consistently the top public research school of education on a national level.