• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Graduates are prepared for careers in the global knowledge economy, with opportunities to apply learning modalities and technologies in multicultural contexts. Career opportunities for graduates can span public education, informatics, higher education, and education software development.

The Education Sciences program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is not a professional degree. However, graduates are well prepared to pursue teacher training (see UC Irvine School of Education M.A.T. program). 

Opportunities

Students interested in teaching elementary grades will benefit from completing the major with a specialization in Early Childhood Learning and Development, or Children’s Learning and Development. 

Students interested in teaching middle or high school are encouraged to meet with a Student Affairs Officer to combine the major with a minor or second major, aiming for proficiency in the subject they plan to teach. All students in the Education Sciences major are required to complete a minimum of 40 fieldwork hours in an educational setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Educational Research Design
  • Statistics for Education Research
  • Education: Disciplinary Perspectives.
  • 21st Century Literacies.
  • Theories of Development and Learning Applied to Education.
  • Origins, Purposes, and Central Issues in K-12 Education.
  • Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
  • Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
  • Educational Strategies for Tutoring and Teacher Aiding

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The Academic Subject Requirements, represent the minimum academic preparation you must meet.

  • A. Two years of history — One year of world or European history, cultures and geography, and one year of U.S. history or one half-year of U.S. history and one half-year of American government or civics 
  • B. Four years of English 
  • C. Three years of mathematics (four years recommended) — Must include algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra 
  • D. Two years of laboratory science (three years recommended) — Must include two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics 
  • E. Two years of a language other than English (three years recommended) — The second year or higher of the same language must be completed to fulfill this requirement 
  • F. One year of visual and performing arts — A yearlong course chosen from the following disciplines: dance, drama/theater, music, visual art, or interdisciplinary arts
  • G. One year of college-preparatory electives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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