UC Irvine's School of Education is continuing to receive national recognition for the quality and innovation of its programs and research. Since first ranked in 2007 at 88th among Graduate Schools of Education, the School has advanced each year, achieving this year's US News & World Report ranking of 25th. Paralleling the rise in national rankings is the School's growth in funded research, from $1.5 million in 2006 to $43 million today. Current research funding ranks UCI's School of Education in the top 1% nationally in grant funding per faculty.
UCI's School of Education also ranks in the top 1% in the U.S. in articles published per faculty member and in citations per faculty member.
Contributing to the School's growth in reputation since 2007 is the introduction of a series of innovative programs to train academics, researchers, and practitioners in addressing the pressing needs facing education. These include the 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching + Teacher Credential (MAT); the UCI CalTeach Science and Math initiative offering undergraduates a STEM degree + Teacher Credential, both in four years; the B.A. in Education Sciences, the first undergraduate program in the U.S. to address education as an academic discipline; the Certificate in Afterschool Education (CASE), designed to increase the quality of instruction and administration in afterschool programs; and the Afterschool Outcome Measures Online Toolbox, created to measure program quality and youth outcomes in afterschool and summer programs throughout the U.S.
UC Irvine's Ph.D. in Education continues to attract outstanding doctoral students drawn to the program's three specializations: Learning, Cognition, and Development; Educational Policy and Social Context; and Language, Literacy, and Technology. Graduates have been placed in tenure track and research positions throughout the world.
UCI's School of Education will continue to promote and disseminate educational research and practice devoted to "Expanding Minds, Transforming Lives."