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Education Minor

In the Education Studies Minor (ESM), students develop an understanding of current educational practices and the complex interactions among the legal, social, political, and economic forces that influence and shape educational policies in America. ESM is offered to UCLA undergraduates who are interested in taking upper-division courses on research issues confronting educators.
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Overview of Program

The Education Studies Minor (ESM) focuses on the many professional research issues confronting educators.

The Education Studies Minor (ESM) is intended to address the diverse information needs of the UCLA undergraduate community to (1) allow students to learn more about the multitude of contemporary professional research issues confronting the field of education, (2) help understand the complex interactions between the legal, social, political, and economic forces which influence and shape educational policies in America, (3) provide an introductory course sequence for students who wish eventually to pursue careers in education either as teachers or researchers, and (4) provide an analysis of current educational practices.

The goal of the Education Studies Minor (ESM) is to provide upper-division undergraduates of any major the opportunity to:

  • Develop their understanding of current educational practices and the complex interactions among the legal, social, political, and economic forces that influence and shape educational policies in America
  • Consider options for a career in education 
  • Become better consumers of educational services as parents, taxpayers, and citizens

People

Our Faculty

Associate Professor Robert Cooper
Robert Cooper
Associate Professor; Co-Faculty Director of the UCLA Principal Leadership Institute
Cecilia Rios-Aguilar directs the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA.
Cecilia Rios-Aguilar
Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion; Professor of Education
Eddie R. Cole, associate professor
Eddie R. Cole
Associate Professor
Sandra Graham, distinguised professor of education
Sandra Graham
Distinguished Professor of Education; Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity

Research

Students at UCLA Department of Education benefit from — and contribute to — the resources of the country’s number one public graduate school of education.

A distinguished faculty committed to research and teaching and excellent research centers and institutes offer extraordinary opportunities for graduate endeavors. We are preparing the next generation of researchers and professionals to address some of the most pressing challenges in the field.

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Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education
Undergraduate Advisor
Undergraduate Advisor