Education and information are deeply ingrained in UCLA’s DNA. Nearly a century ago, a small Los Angeles “branch” of the University of California opened its doors as a teaching college to meet the needs of a rapidly growing metropolis.

Today, we continue to build on this legacy at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies by doing fundamental work on what matters most in education and information studies in the 21st Century: the discovery and application of usable knowledge at the crossroads of policy and practice.

We are home to sixteen nationally renowned research centers, three groundbreaking partnership schools, and some of the world’s premiere education and information experts. This is where the most pressing issues in education and information are transformed by UCLA and strategic partners into opportunity and real-world solutions.

UCLA Education is #1 in the Nation

The UCLA Department of Education has been named the number one graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Department is known as a leader in the study of urban education and the development and support of teachers and school leaders strongly committed to social justice. Read More >

A Message from the Wasserman Dean

Dear Friends,

The 21st Century is placing unprecedented demands on our education systems and redefining our information networks. Education and information are more important than ever. Our responsibility moving forward is preparing the next generation of scholars and practitioners for transformative work in an ever more diverse, interconnected, and miniaturized world. As we prepare to celebrate UCLA’s centennial campaign, the timing couldn’t be better to address these challenges.

UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is reframing conversations on education and information studies from theory to practice. Together, our world-class departments, demonstration schools, and research centers make up an institution known for its extraordinary diversity, collaborative spirit, and dedication to solving the most pressing issues in education and information studies.

We have before us a remarkable opportunity to reimagine the future of K-12 education. Our city’s demography, economy, and society announces the future of the American experience like no other city. All eyes are on Los Angeles. All eyes are on UCLA. And together, we’ll pioneer what’s next.

Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Dean: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Assistant to the Dean:
Leah Wilmore

Phone: (310) 825-8308

Location: 2320 Moore Hall

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