Faculty and Student Voices
Welcome to the School of Education

Welcome to the School of Education

Deborah Lowe Vandell, Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Education, welcomes new and prospective students and gives a brief description of the SoE history.

Our Faculty

Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize Laureate

Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize Laureate

Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan is honored with 1,000,000 swiss franc prize for his research on childhood poverty.

Editor-in-Chief Mark Warschauer Discusses AERA Open

Editor-in-Chief Mark Warschauer Discusses AERA Open

Professor Mark Warschauer, selected as Editor-in-Chief for new American Educational Research Association journal AERA Open, explains publication criteria.

Our Programs

UCI Programs Overview Video

UCI Programs Overview Video

UC Irvine School of Education has a wide variety of courses and programs for undergraduate through doctoral students. Deborah Lowe Vandell, Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Education, describes faculty expertise and programs available in the School of Education.

PhD Program Overview

PhD Program Overview

Professor George Farkas describes the three specializations in UC Irvine Ph.D. in Education.

Teacher Credential Program Overview

Teacher Credential Program Overview

UCI teacher education programs include a 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching with Teacher Credential, and the Cal Teach 4-year STEM degree plus teaching credential.

Undergraduate Program Overview

Undergraduate Program Overview

UC Irvine undergraduate options include a Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences, a Minor in Educational Studies, and a Certificate in After-School Education

Cal Teach Program Overview

Cal Teach Program Overview

The Cal Teach Program combines a STEM degree with a California teaching credential in a 4-year program.

Writing Project Program Overview

Writing Project Program Overview

The UCI Writing Project hosts conferences and professional development for educators, offers PreK-12 summer youth programs, and conducts literacy research in California.

Ph.D. in Education

Sabrina Kataoka

Sabrina Kataoka

Ph.D. student, Sabrina Kataoka, discusses her research on positive youth development in the Learning, Cognition, and Development specialization at UC Irvine.

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long

Ph.D. student, Jennifer Long, discusses her ecohydrology research at Crystal Cove State Park for her UC Irvine Ph.D. in Education degree.

Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller discusses her Head Start Research findings and subsequent publications while a student in the UC Irvine Ph.D. in Education program.

Tyler Watts

Tyler Watts

Ph.D. student, Tyler Watts, discusses his research in early math interventions and subsequent publications in the Educational Policy and Social Context Specialization.

Tina Matuchiack

Tina Matuchiack

Dr. Matuchniak, Director of Research for the UCI Writing Project, discusses her reasons for choosing UC Irvine for her Ph.D. in Education.

Melissa Niiya

Melissa Niiya

Ph.D. student, Melissa Niiya, explains how her Ph.D. specialization in Language, Literacy, and Technology is allowing her to continue her work in advocacy.

Teacher Education Programs

Anysia Adair

Anysia Adair

History teacher, Anysia Adair, chose UC Irvine’s Master of Arts in Teacher program for its affordability and its connection to local schools.

Vikash Desai

Vikash Desai

Math teacher, Vikash Desai, praises the knowledge and experience he gained through the UCI Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Jasmine Hassett

Jasmine Hassett

Middle School Math Teacher Jasmine Hassett values the quality of instruction and the realistic preparation offered by UC Irvine School of Education

Brian Dang

Brian Dang

Third grade teacher Brian Dang attributes his teaching success to being trained by UC Irvine to consistently reflect upon his practice and to implement during student teaching what he learned in his classes.

Sana Iqbal

Sana Iqbal

Sana Iqbal values the blending of theory and application in the UCI Teacher Credential programs and the important role of mentor teachers.

UCI Cal Teach Math and Science Overview

UCI Cal Teach Math and Science Overview

Dean Kenneth Janda (School of Biological Sciences) and Founding Dean Deborah Lowe Vandell (School of Education) summarize the structure and importance of the UC Irvine Cal Teach Math and Science program.

UCI Cal Teach: Rebecca Cordero

UCI Cal Teach: Rebecca Cordero

UCI Cal Teach Graduate Rebecca Cordero (2012) shares why the UC Irvine Cal Teach Math and Science program is "the best decision I even made."

UCI Cal Teach: Andrew Knauft

UCI Cal Teach: Andrew Knauft

Graduate Andrew Knauft (2013) discusses the personal and professional benefits received from his participation in the UCI Cal Teach Math and Science program.

Undergraduate Programs

Angelique McGrew

Angelique McGrew

Angelique McGrew wants to use her Education Sciences major to become a high school counselor and "make the world a better place".

Daryl Justin Casio

Daryl Justin Casio

Daryl-Justin Casio chose the Education Science Major to address the issues that educators are facing today.

Gregory Deleon

Gregory Deleon

Gregory DeLeon chose to double major in International Studies and Education Sciences.