The Teacher Education Program in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara has named 10 Gevirtz Scholars for the 2009-2010 academic year. The 10 teaching credential candidates all were awarded $1000 and rose to the top of a distinguished field of applicants thanks to their demonstrated leadership to date in the program.
The awardees are:
Laura Diaz – Multiple Subject Credential (MST); Kim Fuller – MST; Lisa Cowles – MST; Billy Xayaphone – MST; Laurie Henry – Single Subject Credential (SST) science; Abbie Korman – SST English; Chris Mac Dougall - SST English; Bridget Moran - SST English; Calvin Sadhu - SST History/Social Studies; Brett Sawyer - SST History/Social Studies.
UCSB’s Teacher Education Program offers the Multiple-Subject, the Single-Subject (in five content areas), the Level I Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Teaching Credential, and an M.Ed. degree. The programs are run as a cohort, with the elementary and secondary cohorts no larger than 60 students each, and the special education cohort no larger than 15. Candidates are placed in partner K-12 schools throughout the 9-month academic year, student teaching in the morning and attending university classes in the afternoon/evening. The Teacher Education Program is unique in that many of its faculty both supervise candidates in the field and teach university courses. The result is a cohesive, well-articulated program of study that takes candidates through each developmental phase of learning to teach.
[The Gevirtz Scholars are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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