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TEACHING TEACHERS FOR
A DIVERSE SOCIETY
UCLA'S GRADUATE SCHOOL of Education & Information
Studies is among the leading centers in the nation training the
next generation of education and information-studies leaders. Founded
a decade ago through the merger of the schools of Education (launched
in 1939 as the first professional school on campus) and Library
and Information Science (created in 1958), GSE&IS has established
UCLA as the only major research university in the country to combine
these two areas into a single, cohesive unit. Together, the two
departments embody the school's commitment to understand and improve
educational practice, information policy and information systems
in a diverse society.
UCLA's education department — ranked No. 3 in 2004 among
all public and private universities nationwide by U.S. News
& World Report — is known as a leader in the study
of student testing and assessment, teacher education and professional
development. The Department of Information Studies is nationally
recognized for its research in digital archives and libraries, multimedia
databases and the social implications of the Internet.
"Our school has a very special character to it — one
I'm very proud of, and one that I take great pleasure in supporting
and promoting," says Dean Aimée Dorr.
The school comprises about 900 graduate students, 70 tenure-track
faculty, 30 non-tenure faculty and 550 staff. It hosts two dozen
research centers, institutes and programs. Among them:
Center for the Study of Evaluation
& National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and
Pioneer developer of scientifically based evaluation and testing
techniques in education.
Provides pre-service and in-service professional education for K-12
and community college teachers and seeks to radically improve urban
Corinne A. Seeds University
The country's only university-based pre-kindergarten-through-sixth-grade
Institute for Democracy, Education
Works to make high-quality public schooling and successful college
participation routine in low-income neighborhoods of color.
Rigorous, 15-month program leading to a master's degree, with service
or instructional credentials.
— Anne Burke