The UCI School of Education is focused on advancing educational sciences and improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all individuals across the entire lifespan. Our research, community partnerships and programming are dedicated to producing innovative scholarship, addressing the needs of local schools, and inspiring future generations of educators. We are reimagining how a school of education can, and should, serve its students, campus and community. We invite you to support our bold vision – together we can ensure that students from all backgrounds achieve the American dream.
Our faculty and doctoral students are committed to partnering with local schools on high-quality research, teacher professional development, college readiness and program design essential to driving educational improvement in our diverse community. Programs include the Center for Educational Partnerships, the Orange County Educational Advancement Network, the UCI Teacher Academy, and many more.
As a 21st-century school of education, we are focused on improving the educational outcomes of all UCI undergraduates by working with partners both in the California Community College system and across the nation. One prominent example of this work is the Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project. Our school is serving as a pilot demonstration site to develop and implement a state-of-the-art measurement project that improves our understanding of undergraduate educational experiences and promotes evidence-based models of undergraduate student success. Universities across the nation will be able to utilize the findings and tools generated from our research, so they too can assess the undergraduate experience on their own campus.
Scholarships help ease the financial burden for aspiring teacher candidates, many of whom make financial sacrifices and difficult life choices in order to fulfill their commitment to serving and improving the lives of young people. Our MAT + Credential program, a paragon in teacher preparation, is home to more than 100 students every year. With your support, these future teachers can enter the workforce with zero or reduced debt and begin their careers as educators, mentors and leaders of future generations.
The School of Education is partnering with school districts and community colleges to establish an integrated longitudinal data archive to track student progress from K-12 to college and into the labor market. This new center will become a hub for research-based approaches to transforming education in California and beyond.