The Department of Education Studies is oriented around the critically important goal of transforming the education system to better serve all students. We research and reinvent educational practices and policies so that students can experience an equitable and excellent education. The department operates on the premise that the current education system does not work well for many students, particularly those from under-resourced and underserved communities, and our expressed mission is to address disparities in opportunity provision and student outcomes. A close intersection between research and practice is key to achieving this goal.
Our academic programs prepare students for teaching, leadership, research, and community engagement. Students learn research-based practices that enable them to be highly effective and reflective teachers, leaders, and researchers. Our faculty bring a wide variety of teaching, leadership, and disciplinary backgrounds to their work. We share a commitment in providing excellent teaching to our students, supporting equity and diversity, and engaging in rigorous inquiry into the most pressing educational issues of the 21st century.
We hope that you will take the time to peruse our website and learn about the exciting educational opportunities, teaching, and research efforts underway in the Department of Education Studies.
Amanda Datnow, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
UCSD Department of Education Studies