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                 Guide to Graduate Studies
       The Graduate School of Education at the University
       of California, Berkeley is home to a diverse group of students and faculty
       joined by their common interests in understanding and improving the complex world
       of education.

       Our students come here with a wealth of academic talent and professional experience,
       driven to make an impact as researchers, professional educators, leaders and innovators.
       Through GSE’s programs, partnerships and resources, they tackle big, difficult
       questions — from how children, youth and adults learn, inside and outside classrooms;
       to how schools, communities and societies advance the educational and life chances
                                  of those they educate. In the process, students develop the
                                  necessary knowledge, skills, tools and experiences to handle
                                  those challenges.

                                  Beyond the School of Education, we urge our students to
                                  capitalize on the intellectual riches here at UC Berkeley
                                  as well as the many opportunities for research, innovation
                                  and leadership in San Francisco Bay Area schools and

                                  We are committed to providing and cultivating the very best
                                  in educational scholarship, innovation and professional
                                  leadership, and we invite you to join us in that pursuit.

                                  Judith Warren Little

 Degree Programs           Areas of Study                  Faculty           Admissions/Financial Aid

       2                          3                         10                          12
  Renowned Faculty
  Our faculty are outstanding scholars and dedicated educators. They participate
  directly in small classes, and offer individual attention and strong grounding in
  academic disciplines to their students.

  Top Students
  Our students are bright, committed and productive. Consistently ranked
  among the top 10 schools of education in the country, GSE has one of the
  most diverse graduate student bodies on the UC Berkeley campus, and our
  graduates successfully compete for the best jobs in the country.

  Bay Area
  GSE students have the opportunity to complete professional training and research
  in the Bay Area’s districts and schools — places that offer a wide range of policies
  and curricula as well as diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic settings.

  UC Berkeley
  With 14 colleges and schools and nearly 300 degree programs, UC Berkeley
  is known around the world for its academic excellence, highly regarded
  faculty and students, and substantial resources. A major research center,
  Berkeley is a place where new ideas are conceived and tested.

  We offer two doctoral degrees, Ph.D. and Ed.D., that differ in emphases,
  purposes and the careers for which they prepare students. The Ph.D. degree
  emphasizes theory and research preparation consistent with careers in colleges
  and universities, research and policy organizations, or educational agencies.
  The Ed.D. degree emphasizes professional practice and leadership, and
  equips our graduates for careers as district-level education leaders, reform
  advocates, policymakers and program evaluators. M.A. degree programs
  enable our students to acquire a broad understanding of the education field.

  Professional Preparation/School Leadership
  The School offers elementary, secondary, school psychology and administrative
  services credentials in combination with advanced degrees in education.
  Students receive expert supervision to become exemplary teachers, school
  psychologists, or school and district leaders. Experienced educators aspiring
  to positions in school or district-level leadership may apply to our acclaimed
  Principal Leadership Institute or Leadership for Educational Equity programs.

                                    DEGREE PROGRAMS
    The Graduate School of Education offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.),
    Master’s of Arts (M.A.) and credential degree programs.

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Our Ph.D. degree is designed for students interested in pursuing scholarly research and academic
    careers in education. Earning a Ph.D. signifies competence in independent research and scholarship.
    Applicants should have prior formal study in a relevant discipline. The doctoral program includes
    intensive work and demonstrated competence in the substance and method(s) of their intended
    field of scholarship, and acquisition of an informed perspective on educational issues sufficient to
    formulate significant questions for research. The Ph.D. program, as distinguished from the Ed.D.
    program, requires mastery of an academic discipline that the student intends to apply to the study
    of educational problems. This requirement may be met by presenting before the oral qualifying
    examination, courses that represent a cohesive body of knowledge relevant to the student’s area
    of specialization, and include both theory and methods.

    Doctor of Education
    The Ed.D. degree is a professional degree designed for individuals seeking advanced professional
    preparation as school administrators or other educational leaders. In addition to the schoolwide
    Leadership for Educational Equity Program, an Ed.D. is offered in Program Evaluation and
    Assessment. Within an area of specialization, students focus on the applications of theory and
    research to problems of educational practice and policy. An Ed.D. program usually includes two
    years of coursework that may include a field-based practicum. Using rigorous scientific research
    methodologies, the field practicum provides students with opportunities to apply the theoretical
    foundations discussed in courses to actual situations in the field. The statement of purpose in the
    application for study should highlight the areas of individual interest and should clearly reflect
    aspirations to assume leadership roles in educational institutions or related organizations.

    Master of Arts
    The School of Education’s dual mission of producing high-quality scholarship and improving
    professional practice is well reflected in our master’s program. It serves the interest of students
    who have decided to carve out a career in education, either as an educational researcher or as an
    education practitioner. Many master’s graduates transition to a doctoral program, but some leave
    the University to become teachers, teacher leaders or school administrators. On the practitioner
    side, nearly all our M.A. graduates become teachers, teacher leaders or principals in Bay Area
    schools. Master’s candidates engage in challenging coursework and many do relevant internships
    in educational settings.

    GSE credential programs, all of which contain an M.A. component, link knowledge and research
    on education with efforts to improve teaching and learning in Bay Area schools. Students receive
    professional training in diverse, multicultural settings; study with eminent scholars; apply research
    to professional practice; participate in innovative professional preparation programs; and acquire
    a strong grounding in academic disciplines.

                                          AREAS OF STUDY
    Our degree and credential programs are grouped under three main areas of study: Cognition and Development;
    Language and Literacy, Society and Culture; and Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation.
    Leadership for Educational Equity is an additional schoolwide doctoral program.
Cognition and Development
    Programs                                       Credential Type     M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.   Ed.D.
    Development in Mathematics and Science                             M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
    Developmental Teacher Education                Multiple Subject    M.A.
    Education in Math, Science, and Technology                         M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
    Human Development and Education                                    M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
    Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education                                                 Ph.D.
    Masters and Credential in Science and          Single Subject      M.A.
    Mathematics Education
    School Psychology                              School Psychology            M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.

    Affiliated Interdisciplinary Program
    Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics
    Education (SESAME)                                                                          Ph.D.

Language and Literacy, Society and Culture
    Programs                                       Credential Type      M.A.    M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.   Ed.D.
    Language, Literacy, and Culture                                    M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
        Cultural Studies of Sport in Education                         M.A.
        Bilingual/Second Language Acquisition                          M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
        Reading                                                        M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
        Writing                                                        M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
    Multicultural Urban Secondary English          Single Subject      M.A.
    Social and Cultural Studies                                        M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.

Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation
    Programs                                       Credential Type     M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.   Ed.D.
    Policy and Organizations Research                                  M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.
    Principal Leadership Institute                 Administrative      M.A.
    Program Evaluation and Assessment                                           M.A./Ed.D.              Ed.D.
    Quantitative Methods and Evaluation                                M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.

Schoolwide Program
    Program                                        Credential Type     M.A.     M.A./Ph.D.      Ph.D.   Ed.D.
    Leadership for Educational Equity Program                                                           Ed.D.

                                                  AREAS OF STUDY/PROGRAMS

             Cognition and Development
                         Faculty: Abrahamson, Ammon, Crovetti,                    Contact: 4511 Tolman Hall, 510-642-4201,
                         Cunningham, diSessa, Donohue, Engle, Eslinger,           E-mail:, Web:
                         Gearhart, Gifford, Hartsough, Holloway, Linn,
                         Metz, Nasir, Nucci, Perry, Ranney, Salasin, Saxe,
                         Schoenfeld, Turiel, White, Worrell, Yabrove, Zimmerlin
                                                                                  Master’s and Credential in Science and
                                      Cognition and Development focuses           Mathematics Education
                                      on the interplay among cognitive,           Degree and Credential: M.A. and Single
                                      social and developmental processes          Subject Credential for science or mathematics
                                      in diverse areas of human knowledge         Features: A two-year program that combines
                                      and experience. Faculty concentrate         extensive study of theories of thinking and
                                      on learning in mathematics, science         learning, strong disciplinary backgrounds and
                                      and technology, as well as a wide           grounding in practice and educational research
                                      range of issues involving cognitive,        with faculty.
                                      social and moral development. Faculty       Career Goal: Teaching at the secondary school
                                      and student research typically occurs       level in areas of life science, physical science or
                                      in field settings (e.g. classrooms),        mathematics
                                      providing fertile sites for conceptual      Contact: 4511 Tolman Hall, 510-642-4201,
Jennifer Pfotenhauer
                                      advances as well as the improvement         E-mail:,
M.A./Multiple Subjects
Credential, Developmental             of educational practices. This area of      Web:
Teacher Education Program,            study supports both professional and        macsme.html
                                      academic programs, each enriching           Advanced Degree Programs
Teacher, Malcolm X Arts and           the other in courses and research
Academics Magnet School,              opportunities.                              Development in Mathematics and Science
Berkeley; Collaborating                                                           Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.
Teacher, Learning Mathematics                                                     Features: Supports inquiry into the development
through Representations
                                      Programs                                    of children’s mathematical and scientific
project; Instructor, Academic
Talent Development Program                                                        understanding of practices in and out of school;
                                      Developmental Teacher Education             engages core faculty and those in Education,
Interest: The intersection of         Degree and Credential: M.A. and
socio-cultural issues, elementary                                                 Math, Science and Technology and Human
schools and their communities,        Multiple Subject Credential                 Development and Education who share
and equitable teaching practice       Features: A model 15-month                  interests in program’s areas of study.
                                      program that provides a foundation          Career Goals: University teaching in education or
My coursework, instructors,           for teaching for conceptual                 cognitive science programs; professional research
fellow classmates, teaching           understanding and social justice            and development of instructional materials
placements and GSR position           through an emphasis on the study            Contact: 4511 Tolman Hall, 510-642-4202,
each supported me in a unique         of children’s cognitive, social and         E-mail:,
                                      linguistic development, and on              Web:
way. My GSE experience
                                      learning through the arts. Four
thoroughly prepared me to             terms of concurrent coursework and          Human Development and Education
work toward making positive           student teaching (two semesters and         Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.
changes in public education.          two summers) culminate in a teacher         Features: Prepares students to investigate,
                                      research project for the M.A. degree.       understand, analyze and foster processes of
                                      Career Goal: Teaching at the                development across the life span. Applies
                                      elementary school level                     psychological theory and methodology to the

study of cognitive and social development.            and program directors. Students engage in
Career Goals: University teaching and research        research under the direction of faculty in
Contact: 4511 Tolman Hall, 510-642-4202,              Education or Psychology to integrate theories of
E-mail:, Web:             human development to enlighten professional           practice with children, teachers and parents.
                                                      Career Goals: School psychologist, university
Education in Mathematics, Science
                                                      teaching and research, and program director
and Technology
                                                      Contact: 4511 Tolman Hall, 510-642-
Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.
                                                      4202, E-mail: schoolpsychinfo@
Features: From the outset of their graduate
                                            , Web: gse.berkeley.
work, students serve as cognitive apprentices,
participating fully in faculty research groups
while they solve meaningful educational
                                                      Affiliated Interdisciplinary
problems and acquire expertise in cognitive
science research and its applications.
Career Goals: University teaching in education        Graduate Group in Science and
or cognitive science programs; professional           Mathematics Education (SESAME)
research and development of instructional             Degree: Ph.D.
materials                                             Features: SESAME (Studies
Contact: 4533 Tolman Hall, 510-642-4207,              in Engineering, Science, and
E-mail:, Web:            Mathematics Education) is an               Jose Francisco Gutierrez
                                                                                                 Doctoral student in Education               interdisciplinary academic unit            in Mathematics, Science and
                                                      dedicated to advancing the                 Technology
Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education
                                                      understanding and practice of              Interests: Mathematical
Degree: Ph.D.
                                                      learning and teaching in science           cognition and pedagogy;
Features: Students design an individualized
                                                      and mathematics. SESAME’s faculty          social-cultural issues that
plan of study, working in a research specialization                                              impact mathematics education
                                                      include scientists, mathematicians,
that focuses on human development and special                                                    in urban schools
                                                      engineers, computer scientists and
education; courses are taken at both UC
                                                      education professors. Students are         The faculty and resources
Berkeley and San Francisco State University,
                                                      expected to have or obtain at least        available for research at
and faculty are drawn from both institutions.
                                                      master’s-level competency in their
Career Goals: University teaching and research,                                                  Cal are world-class but they
                                                      mathematical or scientific discipline
administration and policy                                                                        would be meaningless without
                                                      on the way to the Ph.D.
Contact: 4511 Tolman Hall, 510-642-4202,
                                                      Career Goals: Teaching university          amazing graduate students.
E-mail:, Web:
                                                      courses in their disciplines               I’ve had the pleasure of
                                                      and leading their departments’             working with students from
School Psychology                                     education efforts; careers in
                                                                                                 Social and Cultural Studies
Degree and Credential: M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.              institutions such as museums and
and School Psychology Credential                      science centers                            and other departments across
Features: Accredited by the American                  Contact: 4533 Tolman Hall,                 campus and those experiences
Psychological Association (Commission on              510-642-4207, E-mail: sme_info@            have truly enriched my life
Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, Web: gse.berkeley.     here in the GSE.
DC; (202) 336-5679;                edu/program/sesame/sesame.html
accreditation/about/index.aspx). Prepares
graduates to assume leadership roles as school
psychologists, researchers, university educators

             Language and Literacy, Society and Culture
                           Faculty: Allender, Arriaga, Baquedano-López,           Career Goals: English and/or ESL teacher and
                           Cziko, Freedman, García Bedolla, Hull, Hurst,          leader in multicultural, multilingual secondary
                           Kramsch, Leonardo, Mahiri, Nasir, Mirabelli, Murphy-
                           Graham, Pearson, Perlstein, Seyer-Ochi, Shaiken,       school settings
                           Sterling, Sterponi, Van Rheenen                        Contact: 5647 Tolman Hall, 510-642-0746,
                                                                                  E-mail:, Web:
                                       Faculty and students in LLSC     
                                       study, design and participate in
                                       transformative approaches to               Advanced Degree Programs
                                       individual and social development
                                                                                  Language, Literacy and Culture
                                       within schools and in diverse
                                                                                  Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.
                                       context of communities, workplaces
                                                                                  Features: Using the lens of the most
                                       and social movements. We focus
                                                                                  fundamental human tool and resource,
                                       on methodologically grounded
                                                                                  language, students explore such issues as
                                       examinations of talk and activity,
                                                                                  promoting equity and honoring sociocultural
                                       and language and literacy, through
                                                                                  and linguistic diversity; transforming schools
                                       the lens of sociocultural theories
                                                                                  and other educational spaces; supporting
                                       to understand and inform the
                                                                                  teachers as learners across their careers; and
                                       ecology of learning and schooling.
Sera Hernandez                                                                    fostering promising social futures for all youth.
Doctoral student, Education
Fifth-year doctoral student,           Of special concern is work toward
                                                                                  Students also consider other pivotal ways
Education in Literacy and
in Language, Language,                 equity and social justice for
Culture and Culture
Literacy                                                                          that humans learn, communicate and create
                                       students, groups, families and
                                                                                  through a variety of symbolic systems — from
Graduate Student Researcher            communities, including many
and Instructor                                                                    visual images to digital media. Ph.D.: Focus
                                       non-native speakers of English,
                                                                                  on theory and basic research in language and
Interests: Sociocultural context       who traditionally have been poorly
of language learning and use
   Language Learning and Use                                                      literacy, informed by a sociocultural as well as
                                       served by educational institutions
   Schools, Language Policy,
in schools, language policy,                                                      a critical and transformative vision of oral and
                                       and society.
teacher Education
Teacher education                                                                 written language. M.A.: Focus on the nature of
I am extremely grateful for                                                       language, literacy and culture in a diverse society.
the opportunity to develop                                                        Concentrations: Literacy studies (with
                                                                                  specialties in reading, writing, multi-modality);
my research and teaching
                                       Multicultural Urban Secondary              educational linguistics (with specialties in
skills through positions as a          English                                    bilingualism and second-language learning,
Graduate Student Researcher            Degree and Credential: M.A. and            acquisition of academic language and language
and Instructor in the GSE.             Single Subject Teaching Credential         socialization); and Cultural Studies of Sport
I’ve gained valuable experience        in English with an urban emphasis          in Education (with a focus on ways in which
                                       Features: Longtime, close affiliation      institutionalized sport both complements and
in research methodology and
                                       with Bay Area Writing Project;             conflicts with educational missions of American
professional leadership that           urban emphasis, focus on teaching          secondary and post-secondary schools).
will help me in my future in           in multilingual, multicultural             Career Goals: Ph.D.: Teaching and research on
academia.                              settings; master’s project completed       language, literacy and culture in a university
                                       in initial teaching year (second year)     setting or in a private or public research
                                                                                  organization; teacher education positions

in universities. M.A.: Leadership roles,
including in-service education, in school
districts and other educational settings in
language, literacy and educational reform
Contact: 5647 Tolman Hall, 510-642-0746,
E-mail:, Web: gse

Social and Cultural Studies
Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.
Features: Combines emphasis on social
theory, ethnographic research and strong
interdisciplinary scholarship. Encourages
research on learning in unusual places, from
unusual angles. Focuses on new configurations
in contemporary workplaces and practices;
growing up in conditions of poverty and
structural racism; transformations of urban
educational settings; changing race, class, ethnic   Mark Evan Nelson
                                                     Ph.D., Language and Literacy,
and gender identities in global perspective;
                                                     Society and Culture, 2007
and corresponding questions about the
                                                     Assistant Professor, National Institute
sociopolitical dimensions of learning.
                                                     of Education, Singapore, English
Career Goals: University teaching and research       Language and Literature Academic
in the social sciences or education                  Group
Contact: 5529 Tolman Hall, 510-643-2496,             Interests: Multimodal literacies;
E-mail:, Web:            applied linguistics; new media              studies

                                                     What I most appreciate about the
                                                     GSE and UC Berkeley is the access
                                                     to leading scholars in a great range
                                                     of fields. This rich interdisciplinarity
                                                     has pushed the development of my
                                                     thinking in powerful ways and has
                                                     really helped me gain some purchase
                                                     on the huge, complex intellectual
                                                     questions that impelled me toward
                                                     graduate school in the first place.

            Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation
                                    Faculty: Coburn, Draney, Fuller, Gifford,    Master’s/Credential Program
                                    Grubb, Little, Mintrop, Newton, Perlstein,
                                    Rabe-Hesketh, Scott, Tredway, Trujillo,      Principal Leadership Institute
                                    Wilson                                       (anchor program of the Leadership Connection
                                                                                 for Justice in Education)
                                    Programs in Policy, Organization,
                                                                                 Credential and Degree: Preliminary
                                    Measurement, and Evaluation
                                                                                 Administrative Services Credential and M.A.
                                    (POME) emphasize the study
                                                                                 Features: 14-month program (two summers
                                    and improvement of schools as
                                                                                 plus the intervening academic year). Cohort-
                                    institutions and school systems;
                                                                                 based program for teacher-leaders with a
                                    the formulation and effects of
                                                                                 minimum of three years’ teaching experience
                                    educational policy; and methods of
                                                                                 who intend to work as school-site leaders.
                                    educational research, measurement
                                                                                 Students receive scholarships that cover some
Ou Lydia Liu                        and evaluation. POME students enter
                                                                                 UC fees, and graduates are then required to
Ph.D., Policy, Organization,        as a cohort, take courses together,
Measurement, and Evaluation,                                                     work four years as leaders in public schools.
                                    join faculty research groups, and
2006                                                                             Career Goals: Principals and school-site leaders,
                                    cultivate their own areas of interest
Research Scientist, Educational                                                  with an emphasis on urban schools
                                    and expertise in education. POME
Testing Service                                                                  Contact: 3533 Tolman Hall,
                                    faculty have strengths and interests
Interests: Item response model-                                                  510-643-7458, E-mail:,
                                    that combine:
ing, assessment validation, sci-                                                 Web:
ence assessment, and account-       • a focus on the institutions of
ability assessment in higher        schooling analyzed from various
education                           disciplinary perspectives including          Advanced Degree Programs
                                    sociology, economics and history;            Policy and Organizations Research
The School of Education is a very
                                    • experience in linking research,            Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.
diversified, dynamic community      policy and practice at the local, state      Features: Applies disciplines of social science
and offers a lot of opportunities   and national levels;                         and history in the study of educational policy
to think independently, learn       • a breadth and depth of method-             and schooling. Coursework includes policy
and develop. I’ve met a lot of      ological, measurement and                    analysis and implementation; organizational
                                    evaluation expertise to conduct              theory, microeconomics, sociology and
people who turned out to be
                                    policy oriented research and                 historical foundations of the American
collaborators professionally and    to inform sound institutional                educational system.
friends personally.                 leadership and decision making;              Career Goals: Education research and
                                    • the analysis of and practice               policy analysis in academia or other research
                                    related to leadership in schools at          organizations
                                    both school and district levels.             Contact: 3659 Tolman Hall,
                                                                                 510-642-0709, E-mail: policy_info@lists
                                                                       , Web:

                                                                  Schoolwide Program
Quantitative Methods and Evaluation                Leadership for Educational Equity Program
Degrees: M.A., M.A./Ph.D., Ph.D.                   Faculty: Baquedano-López, Chan, Coburn, Grubb,
Features: Students learn advanced techniques       Little, Mintrop, Pearson, Perlstein, Rodriguez, Trujillo

in statistical, measurement and evaluation         Degree: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
methods, developing substantive knowledge for      Features: Three-year course of study with
use of these methods through courses in the        evening, weekend and summer schedule to
areas of learning theory and policy. Coursework    accommodate needs of working professionals.
also involves education and statistics, as well    Uses a cohort model that builds professional
as other disciplines such as psychology,           relationships among peers. Students participate
economics and sociology.                           in school- and district-based residencies to
Career Goals: University teaching; work            undertake problem-based research.
in research and development organizations          Students strive to understand
specializing in psychometrics, program             how to create effective, equitable
evaluation, education research and data analysis   and democratic schools that value
Contact: 3659 Tolman Hall,                         cultural diversity.
510-642-0709, E-mail: qme_info@lists.              Career Goals: Prepares promising, Web:       individuals for leadership roles
quantmeth/quantmeth.html                           in school districts, educational
Program Evaluation and Assessment                  organizations and practice-oriented
Degree: M.A./Ed.D., Ed.D.                          policy research.
Features: For students with backgrounds            Contact: 3659 Tolman Hall,
in education or quantitative methods who           510-643-4733, E-mail: leep_info@
                                         , Web:         Kyla Johnson-Trammell
want to develop the skills necessary to apply
                                                   program/jdel                                 Administrative Services
quantitative and qualitative methods to the                                                             Credential and M.A.,
problems of program evaluation in education.                                                            Principal Leadership Institute,
The program takes advantage of faculty                                                                  2003; Doctoral student,
                                                                                                        Leadership for Educational
research and evaluation projects to provide
                                                                                                        Equity Program
apprenticeship opportunities.
                                                                                                        Principal, Sequoia Elementary
Career Goals: University teaching and
                                                                                                        School, Oakland
research in evaluation and research methods
                                                                                                        Interests: The impact of prin-
in education; directing evaluation projects
                                                                                                        cipal leadership on adult and
at local, state and national levels; consulting                                                         student learning
on program evaluation; applying advanced
                                                                                                        The theoretical knowledge
methods in evaluation and assessment to
educational projects.                                                                                   I have gained in PLI and
Contact: 3659 Tolman Hall,                                                                              LEEP s helps me make more
510-642-0709, E-mail: progeval_info@lists.                                                              effective decisions, and design, Web:                                                            solutions aimed at the root
                                                                                                        cause of problems I observe in
                                                                                                        the school setting.

                                                                                   THE FACULTY

                                          Dean                                                      Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
                                          Judith Warren Little                                      Frank C. Worrell

                                          Dor Abrahamson*                                           Elfrieda H. Hiebert*
                                          Ph.D. Northwestern University. Mathematics cogni-         Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
                                          tion through the lenses of design-based frameworks        Role of texts in reading acquisition and development
                                          Paul R. Ammon (Emeritus)                                  Susan D. Holloway*
                                          Ph.D. Cornell University.                                 Ph.D. Stanford University. Socialization and
                                          Education and developmental psychology                    education of younger children in U.S. and abroad
                                          Patricia Baquedano-López*                                 Glynda Hull*
Marcia Linn                               Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles. Language     Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. Written language,
                                          socialization, literacy development, urban schooling      technology and education, adult literacy
Professor, Cognition and Development
                                          Lionel Chan                                               John G. Hurst* (Emeritus)
Principal Investigator of projects        Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.                 Ph.D. Ohio State University. Democratic and
                                          District finance and management                           environmental education; phenomenological methods
funded by the National Science
                                          Cynthia E. Coburn*                                        Claire Kramsch*
Foundation and Institute of               Ph.D. Stanford University. Relationship of policy and     Agrégation d’allemand. University of Paris–Sorbonne.
Education Sciences including              practice; teachers’ work, urban schools, qualitative      Sociocultural aspects of foreign language acquisition
CLEAR (Cumulative Learning using          research methods                                          Zeus Leonardo*
Embedded Assessment Results)              Alisa B. Crovetti                                         Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles. Race
                                          Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.                inequality, critical social theory, sociology of education
                                          Neuro-psychological bases of learning disabilities;       Marcia C. Linn*
Interests: Technology-enhanced            relationship between metacognition and motivation         Ph.D. Stanford University.
learning in science; design of interac-   Anne E. Cunningham*                                       Cognitive processes, science, computer instruction
tive visualizations; research method-     Ph.D., University of Michigan. Cognitive consequences     Judith Warren Little*
                                          of literacy, reading processes and disabilities
ologies; cumulative learning; gender                                                                Ph.D. University of Colorado.
                                          Christine M. Cziko                                        Teachers’ work lives and careers, school reform
and science                               M.A. Lehman College, CUNY. English education              Jabari Mahiri*
                                          Andrea A. diSessa*                                        Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago.
Students joining our program benefit      Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.              Urban education, teacher professional development
                                          Physics and computation cognition                         Richard McCallum
from valuable connections both on         Kathleen Donohue                                          Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Reading,
                                          Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.                assessment, middle school, teacher education
campus and with local schools. We         Teacher practices and peer rejection; deviance            Kathleen E. Metz*
collaborate with faculty in computer      Randi A. Engle*                                           Ed.D. University of Massachusetts.
                                          Ph.D. Stanford University.                                Development of scientific cognition in young children
science, engineering, mathematics,        Classroom discussions in science and mathematics          Heinrich Mintrop*
                                          Eric Eslinger                                             Ph.D. Stanford University.
physics, chemistry and biology to         Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.                 Educational policy, school improvement,
                                          Self assessment in interactive learning                   accountability systems, cross-national studies
design learning environments and          Sarah Warshauer Freedman*                                 Erin Murphy-Graham
                                          Ph.D. Stanford University.                                Ed.D. Harvard University.
curriculum materials. We partner          Teaching and learning written language                    Gender and international education
with diverse local schools to take        Bruce Fuller*                                             Na’ilah Nasir*
                                          Ph.D. Stanford University. Educational policy,            Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles.
advantage of dynamic, interactive         school organization, comparative politics                 Learning, race and equity, identity, urban schools
                                          Nina Hersch Gabelko                                       Xiaoxia Newton*
visualizations, study student             Ed.D. University of California, Berkeley.                 Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles.
                                          Academic Talent Development Program                       Program and policy evaluation, math education,
learning trajectories and explore         Lisa García Bedolla*                                      Learning, race and equity, identity, urban schools,
                                          Ph.D. Yale University. Immigration and education,         STEM pipeline issues
promising professional development        political science, gender, race and ethnicity             Larry Nucci
                                          Maryl Gearhart*                                           Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
approaches.                               Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center. Classroom assessment          Child development
                                          in elementary writing and mathematics                     P. David Pearson*
                                          Bernard R. Gifford*                                       Ph.D. University of Minnesota.
                                          Ph.D. University of Rochester.                            Early literacy education and reading assessment
                                          Policy analysis, technological education                  Daniel H. Perlstein*
                                          W. Norton Grubb*                                          Ph.D. Stanford University. History of education,
                                          Ph.D. Harvard University.                                 urban education, progressive education
                                          Education policy, labor markets                           Kathryn E. Perry
                                          Carolyn S. Hartsough                                      Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.
                                          Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Hyperactivity   Early school adjustment, student perceptions
                                          disorder, measurement, program evaluation                 of schooling, teacher beliefs and practices

Director for Credential Programs
Richard Sterling

Sophia Rabe-Hesketh*                                    Derek Van Rheenen
Ph.D. King’s College, London. Educational statistics,   Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.
multilevel and latent variable modeling                 Sport, culture and education; athletics and
Michael Ranney*                                         academic excellence
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh.                         Barbara Y. White*
Reasoning, learning, cognitive science and society      Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rosaisela Rodriguez                                     Science education: cognition, computers
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.               Mark Wilson*
English language learners, development and literacy     Ph.D. University of Chicago.                            Cynthia Coburn
Elisa Salasin                                           Psychometrics and educational measurement               Associate Professor, Policy,
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.               Frank C. Worrell*                                       Organization, Measurement, and
Developmental Teacher Education program                 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.
                                                        Adolescence, African Americans, cultural identities,    Evaluation
Geoffrey B. Saxe*
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.               social development, talent development                  Leadership for Educational Equity
Mathematical cognition in children                      Gary E. Yabrove
Alan H. Schoenfeld*                                     Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.               Interest: The relationship between
Ph.D. Stanford University. Problem solving,             Development of social cognition and moral               instructional policy and teachers’
metacognition, mathematical cognition                   reasoning; children’s peer interactions
                                                        Daniel J. Zimmerlin
                                                                                                                classroom practices in urban schools
Janelle Scott*
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles.            M.A. University of California, Berkeley. Master’s and
Education policy, urban schooling                       Credential in Science and Mathematics Education         California is an incredibly
Ingrid Seyer-Ochi*
Ph.D. Stanford University.                              *Faculty designated to advise new doctoral students     interesting, complex and important
History of education, urban school reform
                                                                                                                place to study education policy,
Harley Shaiken*
B.A. Wayne State University. Skill formation,                                                                   and the GSE is a rewarding place
training, work organization and global production
Richard Sterling                                                                                                to connect my research to practice.
Cand. Phil., New York University.
Teaching writing, urban schools                                                                                 I am privileged to teach and learn
                                                        Graduate School of Education faculty
David S. Stern (Emeritus)
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.            are committed to addressing many of                     from fabulous doctoral students,
Education and work, resource allocation in schools
                                                        the most challenging educational                        many of whom are practitioners and
Laura Sterponi*
Ph.D. University of Rome, Ph.D. University of           issues of our time. For a complete list                 policymakers who are experiencing
California, Los Angeles. Reading practices in
educational settings, communities and epochs            of faculty, including their research                    these policy issues every day.
Lynda Tredway                                           interests, courses, publications, honors
M.A. Catholic University. Principal leadership
Tina Trujillo*
                                                        and affiliations, visit the faculty
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles.            website:
Educational equity, leadership, reform, urban schools
Elliot Turiel*
Ph.D. Yale University.
Social and cognitive development

                                                        Zeus Leonardo
                                                        Associate Professor, Language and Literacy, Society and Culture
                                                        Interests: Critical social analysis of race and education
                                                        Being surrounded by scholars and students at UC Berkeley and the GSE afford me
                                                        countless opportunities to push my understanding of race inequality in education.

     ADMISSIONS                                                  FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES

     Applications for Fall 2011 Admission                        Most doctoral or master’s degree students are eligible
     Before applying, please check the GSE Admissions            for some financial support, and financial assistance is
     website for the latest information on program               available in many forms, including the categories below.
                                                                 Graduate Fellowships: Fellowships may provide a
     A complete application for admission includes:              stipend, fees and tuition to support the educational and
     		Graduate Application for Admissions and                  living expenses of graduate study. Although Berkeley’s
        Fellowships 2011–2012 (online)                           Graduate School of Education has a strong fellowship
                                                                 program, the number of awards is limited, and to be
     		Graduate School of Education Application
                                                                 considered, you must be nominated by your program
        Fall 2011 (online)
                                                                 faculty. Applicants request fellowship consideration by
     		 application fee for U.S. citizens and
        $70                                                      checking the appropriate box(es) on the first page of
        permanent residents; $90 for all others                  the GSE Application for Admission and Fellowships,
     		Statement of purpose and personal history                and by completing the forms required for specific
        statement                                                fellowships that are found in the Graduate Application
     	 Three letters of recommendation                          for Admissions and Fellowships. The deadline to apply
                                                                 for fellowships is December 3, 2010, if you are not
     	 Two sets of official transcripts
                                                                 currently a student in the School of Education.
     		Required Examinations
                                                                 Fellowship awards made through the University’s
                                                                 Graduate Diversity Program are based on merit,
     Application Deadlines                                       financial need and contribution to diversity within the
     December 3, 2010 for all programs except the                School and University. Fellowship awards and student
     Principal Leadership Institute and Leadership for           loans require a Free Application for Federal Student
     Educational Equity Program, which both have a deadline      Aid (FAFSA) application. Please note that international
     of January 7, 2011. All application materials for           students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
     admissions and fellowships, including GRE scores,
                                                                Teaching, Research and Work-Study Opportunities:
     transcripts and letters of recommendation, are due
                                                                Some Graduate student researcher (GSR) and Graduate
     by the deadline.
                                                                student instructor (GSI) positions are available to
                                                                                    graduate students. Applicants who
                                                                                    have been admitted to the School of
     Registration Fees                                                              Education should ask their faculty
     2010–2011 Graduate Student Fee Schedule
                                                                                    advisers about possible employment.
     (fees are per semester and are subject to change)
                                                                                    These positions usually include
                                            Residents         Nonresidents
                                                                                    at least partial fee remission in
     University Registration Fee             450.00                 450.00
                                                                                    addition to a stipend. Graduate
     Educational Fee                        4,701.00              4,905.00
                                                                                    students can also earn work-study
     Berkeley Campus Fee                     250.75                 250.75          funds for campus, departmental
     Class Pass Fee — Transit                 68.00                  68.00          or other jobs related to their
     Health Insurance Fee                   1005.00                1005.00          educational objectives.
     Nonresident Tuition Fee                   —                  7,347.00

     Total                                 $6,474.75           $14,025.75

                                                               FOR MORE INFORMATION

                                                               Admissions Office
                                                               Student Academic Services
2009–10 Class Profile                                          Graduate School of Education
                                                               University of California
Number by Degree                                               1607 Tolman Hall #1670
Master’s Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37          Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
Master’s/Credential Students . . . . . . . 102                 510-642-0841
Ed.D. Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36        E-mail:
Ph.D. Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227         Web:

                                                               Admissions Websites
                                                               GSE Admissions:
Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293 (73%)  
Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 (27%)
                                                               GSE Programs:
Students of Color:                                   
     Asian American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%            GSE Online Application:
     African-American . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%    
     Hispanic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9%      UC Berkeley Graduate Division Online Application:
Age Range . . . . . . . . . . . 21– 65 years old     
Admitted Applicant Information
                                                               Financial Aid Websites
GPA of Admitted Applicants . . . . . . . 3.52
                                                               GSE Financial Aid:
Average GRE Scores of Admitted Applicants:           
     Verbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587       req_aid.html
     Quantitative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669         Campus Financial Aid Office:
     Analytical Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.5 
Geographical Distribution:                                     Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
     14 states and 10 countries                      


Published August 2010                                          Photo Credits
Student Academic Services                                      Steven Cohen: p. 1 #1 and 4, p. 5, p. 6, p. 9, p. 10,
Editor: Steven Cohen                                           p. 11 bottom, back cover #1 and 3
Graphic Design: Steven Cohen, Nina Zurier                      Anne Hammersky: Cover, inside cover, back cover, p. 1 #3
                                                               Steve McConnell: Page 1 #2
Photographs                                                    Bijan Yashar: p. 10 top
Front cover: Professor Andrea diSessa’s class
Back cover top, Tolman Hall and Education Psychology Library
Back cover from left: Oakland High teachers Lara Trale and
Aya Allen, UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza, Assistant Professor
Tina Trujillo with LEEP students

University of California
Graduate School of Education
1501 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720–1670

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