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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs in Education

Welcome to UP‎@‎GSE—Undergraduate Programs at the Graduate School of Education. The GSE is the only graduate school on campus with an office dedicated to undergraduates.

Come explore what we have to offer, and consider joining the GSE community in its mission to achieve equitable, accessible, and effective learning for all. Take the first step and schedule an advising appointment to learn more about courses, academic degrees, and research and service opportunities in education.

Degree programs

Jennifer Wolf and a female student

Undergraduate Minor

The minor provides a substantial introduction to the field of education through the broad-based and focused study of research, theory and practice.

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Undergraduate Honors

The honors program provides the opportunity to pursue independent inquiry under the mentorship of GSE faculty.

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Opportunities for undergrads

Research and job opportunities

Undergraduates interested in education-related positions can request access to the EdCareers portal by completing this survey (declared students in UP‎@‎GSE’s minor and honors programs are automatically granted access to this resource). This portal contains a list of research, internship, and job opportunities, as well as employer profiles.

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Public service

The GSE, in partnership with the Haas Center for Public Service, sponsors Cardinal Courses that connect undergraduate students with local classrooms, schools, and education organizations. Examples of courses offering students guided opportunities in teaching and tutoring include Ravenswood Reads (EDUC 103A) and Preschool Counts (EDUC 171).

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Have questions? Visit our FAQ page or schedule an UP@GSE advising appointment to learn more about education courses, programs, and career paths.

Our Community

Get to know some Stanford undergraduates and alumni who have studied education at the GSE.

Joi Spencer is the dean of the University of California at Riverside School of Education

Joi A. Spencer, BA ’94 undergraduate honors, MA ’99 Language Learning and Policy

Propelled by a love of learning 
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Aaron Ragsdale is the manager of the GSE Makery.

Aaron Ragsdale, MS ’15, GSE Makery Manager

Creating tools for change
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Erin Cole on a boat in the San Francisco Bay holding a bat ray over a tank of water

Erin Cole, BS '22 Undergrad Minor; MA '23 Earth Systems

Blending two loves: teaching and the outdoors
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