The UCI School of Education celebrated the achievements of 535 bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. graduates during the university's commencement ceremonies, June 15-17, 2019.
“The graduates from the Class of 2019 join the accomplished and distinguished group of UCI School of Education alumni,” said Richard Arum, dean and professor of the School of Education. “There are more than 10,000 living alumni from the School of Education. We know that this newest group will become leaders in their community, inspire future generations, and make the school proud, just as those who’ve come before have done.”
The School awarded 16 Ph.D.s to candidates who completed the Ph.D. in Education program: Priyanka Agarwal, Gabriel Estrella, Lauren Godfrey, Tien Ho, Masha Jones, Connie Kang, Tarana Khan, Hansol Lee, Qiujie Li, David Liu, Peter McPartlan, Wendy Ochoa, Sabrina Solanki, Karen Taylor, Osman Umarji, and Joanna Yau. The graduates specialized in one or more of the following areas: Educational Policy and Social Context; Human Development in Context; Teaching, Learning, and Educational Improvement; Learning, Teaching, Cognition, and Development; and Language, Literacy, and Technology.
UCI alumna Dr. Wenli Jen served as honorary Mace Marshall for the 2019 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Jen is chief executive officer of Integral Prudence Solutions. She earned her Administrative Credentials; her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with CLAD; and a B.A. in Social Science with a specialization in Public and Community Service, minor in Educational Studies from UCI. She is on the board of the School of Education's Alumni Chapter.
Photographs from the 2019 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
The 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential program graduated 129 candidates; 57 pursued a multiple subject teaching credential, and 72 a single subject teaching credential. The multiple subject credential prepares graduates to teach all grade levels and content areas within the elementary school curriculum. The single subject credential trains students to teach social science, mathematics, English language arts, sciences, art, or world languages at the middle or high school level.
Photographs from the 2019 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement
Three hundred and ninety (390) undergraduates earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences. Graduates pursued up to two specializations from the following: Early Childhood Learning and Development, Children's Learning and Development, After-School Learning and Development, Digital Media and Learning, English Language Learning, and Research and Evaluation.
Sixty-two of the bachelor of arts graduates earned Latin honors. Forty percent of the graduates earned a second degree from another UCI School.
Photographs from the 2019 Bachelor's Commencement Ceremonies