Education and Social Transformation Major

Frequently Asked Questions

• I have questions about the Education and Social Transformation major, pre-major, and/or the Education Studies minor. Who can I talk to?

Elaine Dolalas, Vanessa Hermoso, and Martin Quiroz are the undergraduate Education counselors for the School of Education & Information Studies. You can reach out to them via MyUCLA Message Center (Academic Counseling Unit: Education) or you can see them during their Virtual Drop-In Advising hours.

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours
Monday 2pm – 4pm PST
Tuesday 10am – 12pm PST
Wednesday 2pm – 4pm PST
Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoomm.us/j/550756807

 

• What is the difference between the Education and Social Transformation major or pre-major and the Education Studies minor?

The major in Education and Social Transformation offers a comprehensive curriculum where students are required to take a set of courses to meet the program learning outcomes developed for the major.  The Education Studies minor allows students to take a subset of the courses offered for the major but allows more flexibility.

Students interested in the major will first need to complete two prerequisite courses. Then they will take six courses from the three Areas of Competency (two courses each in Histories and Philosophies of Education; Contexts of Teaching, Learning, and Development; and Inquiry and Design for Learning), take an Orientation to Community Engagement course, take one Community Engagement course, take the Capstone course, and take 1 additional course in Education.

The Education Studies minor requires a student to take 7 Education courses from the approved list, one of which may be lower-division. With the minor, you have discretion to choose from many of the Education courses and it can serve as an excellent complement to your major program of study.

 

• I am already in the Education Studies minor. Can I change to the Education and Social Transformation major?

If you have taken Education 10 or Education 11 and Education 35, you have fulfilled the pre-requisite courses for the major. You may apply to the Education and Social Transformation major as long as you meet all other admission requirements and are not beyond Fall of your third year of study.

 

• I am beyond the Fall of my third year. Can I still complete the Education and Social Transformation major?  I have already taken many Education courses.

Unfortunately, you are unable to apply for the Education and Social Transformation major.  Students must apply by Fall of the third year to be in the major.  You can, however, apply for the Education Studies minor if you are able to complete the minor requirements prior to graduation.

 

• I haven’t taken any Education classes yet but I want to declare the pre-major/major. How do I do that?

Once you have met eligibility requirements, you can submit the application to officially declare the Education and Social Transformation pre-major/major.  Students must complete the full admission process to officially declare the Education and Social Transformation pre-major/major.

The pre-major can be declared without completing an Education course.  However, the major can only be declared after completing Education 10 or 11 and Education 35.

 

• What are the application requirements for the Education and Social Transformation pre-major?

Students need to have a minimum 2.30 cumulative GPA.  Only students who meet all the admission requirements may be offered admission to the pre-major.

Students beyond the Spring of their 2nd year are not eligible to apply for the pre-major.

 

• What are the application requirements to the Education and Social Transformation major?

Students need to have taken the two pre-requisite classes (Education 10 or 11 and Education 35, earning a grade of “C” or better in each class), have at least Sophomore standing at UCLA, and have a minimum 2.30 cumulative GPA.  Only students who meet all the admission requirements may be offered admission to the major.

Students beyond the Fall of their 3rd year are not eligible to apply for the major.

 

• What are the application requirements to the Education Studies minor?

Students need to have completed an Education course earning a grade of “C” or better, have at least Sophomore standing at UCLA, and have a minimum 2.30 cumulative GPA.  Only students who meet all the admission requirements may be offered admission to the minor.

 

• What is the application process for the minor, pre-major, and major?

An application will be made available each regular term to be admitted for the following regular academic term.  The application will open on the first day of instruction and will close at 5pm on Friday of Week 2 of the quarter.  Application results will be sent via MyUCLA Message Center by Friday of Week 3.  If admitted, students are sent instructions and additional forms that must be submitted by Friday of Week 4 in order to accept our offer of admission.

 

• When is the application available and where do I find it?

The application is available in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  The link to the online application will be posted on the major or minor website on the first day of the quarter.

Each term, the application process will be for admission to the following term:

Fall (for Winter admission) Winter (for Spring admission) Spring (for Fall admission)
Application available First Day of Quarter First Day of Quarter First Day of Quarter
Application due 5pm on Friday, Week 2 5pm on Friday, Week 2 5pm on Friday, Week 2
Admissions Decision Notification Friday, Week 3 Friday, Week 3 Friday, Week 3
Plan of Study Due* Friday, Week 4 Friday, Week 4 Friday, Week 4

*Submission of Plan of Study and other necessary forms is acceptance of admission. Failure to return Plan of Study and other necessary forms means you will not be coded as a student in the Department of Education for the program you applied to (minor, pre-major or major).