In 2018, the UCI School of Education, in partnership with K-12 schools, established the Orange County Educational Advancement Network (OCEAN). This bold initiative places School of Education faculty and graduate students at K-12 schools and allows research topics to originate from, and reflect the needs of, the school sites.
OCEAN represents a different way of conducting research and making a direct impact on communities. The initiative is creating a national model for how a school of education can partner with local schools to support and improve education.
Learn more about how OCEAN works, the faculty, students and community involved, partnership highlights, and the foundational support helping create the next line of research.
About the University of California, Irvine - School of Education
One of the nation’s premier education schools, the UCI School of Education is focused on advancing educational sciences and contributing to improved educational opportunities and outcomes for individuals across the entire lifespan. A diverse, dynamic and collaborative institution, the School of Education’s research, community partnerships and programming are dedicated to producing innovative scholarship, addressing the needs of local schools, and inspiring future generations of educators. Established in 2012, the School of Education ranks No. 23 in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top graduate schools of education, No. 13 among public schools. Located in the heart of diverse and burgeoning Orange County – the nation’s sixth most populous county – the School of Education is uniquely positioned to serve as a model for a 21st Century school of education. For more information, please visit our website.