Undergraduate Programs in Education
We are preparing the next generation of professionals to address some of the most pressing challenges in the field of education.
Major in Education and Social Transformation
Education and Social Transformation is more than just the name of the major – it is our commitment to educating you as activists to go into the world leading change. In the undergraduate major program, you analyze current issues in education through a social justice lens and emerge as effective advocates for positive change.
Minor in Education Studies
In the Education Studies minor, 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.
Find Your Place
UCLA Ed&IS provides pathways for all. Let’s see where you fit.
About the Department and Faculty
UCLA has been a leader in the study of education practice and policy since its inception at the turn of the 20th century. Faculty members in the Department of Education not only conduct research at the forefront of their respective fields, but are also deeply committed to teaching and the preparation of future researchers, policy analysts, teachers, and administrators. The Education and Social Transformation major and Education Studies minor will build on the rich legacy of conducting research on what matters most in education: the discovery and application of usable knowledge at the crossroads of theory and practice. A distinguished faculty committed to research and teaching and excellent research centers and institutes offer extraordinary opportunities for student endeavors. At the heart of the department is a commitment to diversity, pluralism, and social justice.
From your first day of class to graduation, we’re committed to enhancing your experience at UCLA and helping you with the resources you need.
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