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Prospective Students

What You Will Learn

A degree in Education and Social Transformation will give students multiple perspectives on the world and how it relates to education. At the heart of the department is a commitment to diversity, pluralism, and social justice. Our program offers interdisciplinary perspectives, including from the fields of developmental psychology, sociology, and comparative education. It will also include a strong component in educational research and evaluation, preparing students for both future graduate study as well as for their careers. Students in the Education and Social Transformation major will learn the following:

Ability to Analyze Education in Social and Political Contexts with an understanding of:

  • The educational landscape in our country
  • The science of learning and human development in educational settings
  • Education and educational institutions in social, cultural, and historical contexts and the impact of these contexts on educational ideals and practices, and on society as a whole
  • Organizational cultures and dynamics and the ability to analyze and critique global, national, and local educational policies for effective leadership in promoting equity and liberation rather than stratification and oppression

Skills for Effecting Change

  • How to interpret social data and research and to critically evaluate research studies.
  • How to apply these understandings to imagine, assess, and implement solutions to specific problems in education.
Find Your Place
UCLA ED&IS provides pathways for all. Let’s see where you fit.

Contact Us

Academic Director, Undergraduate Major
Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education
Undergraduate Advisors

Elaine Dolalas
Vanessa Hermoso
Stephanie Gauthier

Prospective UCLA Students: Ask Your Question Here!

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Weekly Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours

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Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours
Monday 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 2pm - 4pm

Summer Hours
Monday & Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 12pm

In Person Drop-In Advising Hours

Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours
Monday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Friday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Any changes to our hours will be announced via our social media.

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