Education is more important than ever, and UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is at the forefront of the conversation. Our Department of Education is at the heart of UCLA, the only global public research university that began as a teachers college in 1919. The Department’s groundbreaking research, innovative practices, and award-winning faculty attract prospective students who care deeply about improving the quality of, and access to, education in their communities and worldwide.

The Department is known as a leader in the study and practice of urban education, student testing and assessment, teacher and continuing education and development – particularly in urban, multi-ethnic environments, early childhood development, and issues of access, equity, and quality facing K-12 and higher education.

Here, faculty and students work together to solve the most pressing issues facing education today. This collaborative, dynamic environment helps students develop the skills they need to become leading education professionals in the 21st century.


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Six members of our faculty were honored by Education Week in its RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, which recognizes the top scholars who are contributing to the national conversation on education. Read More >

Message from the Chair

Dear friends,

UCLA’s Department of Education is made up of an unparalleled community of faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends. We are ranked amongst the top schools in the country, and just recently our Higher Education & Organizational Change division was named the top higher education administration program in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

We are known for our academic rigor, extraordinary diversity, collaborative spirit, and for developing real-world solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges in education.

Some of our most recent faculty projects include a study looking at the potential of recess as a socioemotional learning environment for special education students (Connie Kasari); the creation of “cybermurals” by students as public art (Noel Enyedy); and Bruin Club, an afterschool mentoring and literacy initiative of the UCLA Community School (Marjorie Faulstich Orellana).

These projects, coupled with the work happening at our sixteen research centers and two partnership schools, provide our students with a learning environment at the intersection of theory and practice that prepares them to become the next generation of leaders in education.

Louis Gomez
Chair, Department of Education



Department Chair: Louis Gomez

Department Admin. Assistant: Cassandra Gonzalez

Phone: (310) 825-8308

Location: 2320 Moore Hall