Major Preparation in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ new B.A. in Education and Social Transformation prepares students to analyze current issues in education through a social justice lens and to emerge as effective advocates for positive change.

Transfer applicants who indicate Education and Social Transformation as their first-choice major on the general UC Application will be admitted as pre-majors. After completion of the lower-division prerequisites and 45 lower-division units, they may apply for admission to the major online.

Preparation for the Major

Transfer applicants interested in the Education and Social Transformation major are admitted to the pre-major status and may apply to the major once they have completed (or in the process of completing) the two required lower-division courses. At this time, the minimum GPA for UCLA transfer is a 3.2 or higher. Transfer students will need to apply to the Education major during their first quarter at UCLA and before they have completed 135 quarter units. While there are no specific major preparation courses currently articulated at this time, at the request of the department, students are encouraged to complete IGETC.


Department of Education
Phone: 310-825-8326

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