At UC San Diego's Department of Education Studies, we are committed to creating, supporting and sustaining equitable learning environments for all students, especially those from diverse and underserved communities.  Our students, staff, and faculty believe in transformative learning experiences where students can thrive and reach their fullest potential.

We are fortunate to know and collaborate with multitudes of thoughtful, inspiring teachers, educational leaders, researchers, and innovators throughout San Diego and beyond. We share an expressed goal to build deep partnerships and interdisciplinary, inclusive communities that blend research & practice. We know that context is content.  We aspire to disrupt negative views of students, engage in new intersectional approaches within education, and contribute to courageous conversations on complex, challenging issues.

Please join us in celebrating the strengths within our schools and communities, as well as recognizing that there remains work to be done. Together, we can dare to imagine the impossible, design what doesn’t yet exist, and create a more just, compassionate world for all.


Carolyn Huie Hofstetter, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Education Studies