Education Studies (EDS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers several programs for those interested in beginning careers in education or in furthering their study in the field of education. For detailed descriptions of individual programs, see the following links on our website: Undergraduate Programs; M.Ed./Credential Programs; Master of Arts Degrees; and Doctor of Education Programs.
Education Studies at UCSD supports the goal of equity and educational excellence for all K-12 students in our public schools. This goal is actualized through the academic and field components of our programs. In our undergraduate and masters programs, students learn research-based teaching practices and engage in extensive reflection and writing on their classroom practice. Students are asked to examine their teaching performance in relationship to the diverse social, cultural, economic, and political context of California public schools. EDS classroom placements reflect our commitment to prepare our graduates to become highly successful teachers in underperforming schools situated within linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
In our doctoral programs, we enable exemplary professional educators to participate in a research-based Ed.D. program while working in an educational setting. Students in these programs systematically research and reinvent educational practices. We aim to provide professional educators with the knowledge and skills to be effective educational leaders in local K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions.
Our faculty bring a wide variety of teaching, leadership, and disciplinary backgrounds to their work at EDS. 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 at EDS.
Amanda Datnow, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
UCSD Department of Education Studies