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Message from the Chair, Department of Education

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar
Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Chair, Department of Education
Welcome to the Department of Education

Dear Friends,

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, welcome to UCLA’s Department of Education. As chair of the number one graduate school of education at one of the world’s leading public universities, I invite you to learn more about the array of degrees we offer in research and practice.

We are a department of over 60 faculty and 200 staff, and our research interests span from indigenous language education to the impact of schooling on brain and behavioral development. We are home to 12 Institutes and Centers that bring faculty, students and researchers together and serve as the catalysts for advancing educational research, practice and policy. Our research is funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Education Studies, National Science Foundation, California Department of Education, Spencer Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York, just to name a few.

The Department’s leading teacher education, principal leadership, educational leadership and student affairs programs teach the next generation of outstanding educators and education leaders. Through this work we bring the most innovative approaches to teaching, learning and leadership to students in Los Angeles and beyond. Visionary partnerships with two Los Angeles Unified School District schools and the UCLA Lab School serve as sites for developing, testing and evaluating practices that promote successful outcomes for some of the nation’s most underserved students.

With so many rich opportunities to learn and study, our graduates are at the forefront of education. I encourage you to review our work, learn about our programs, and consider joining us as we lead the way towards the future of education.

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar
Chair, Department of Education

About Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

Assistant to the Department Chair: Megan Valladao