Dean Jeffrey Milem

A Welcome Message from Dean Jeffrey Milem

Professor and Jules Zimmer Dean's Chair Jeffrey Milem introduces you to the Gevirtz School, a hub of educational innovation with world-class research produced by our distinguished faculty and exceptional graduate students.

Welcome to the Gevirtz School of Education

The Gevirtz School is guided by its unwavering commitment to improving the knowledge base about educational issues, providing professional development for the future leaders of public education, and ensuring high quality education for all of our nation’s children. 


The Gevirtz School offers degrees to prepare students for many exciting and rewarding careers in education and applied psychology. Come study with us to help build equitable communities locally and globally and transform school and community-based systems to better serve vulnerable populations.

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Clinical Services

Hosford Clinic Session

Hosford Clinic

The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic is a university-based community clinic that is designed to provide culturally sensitive, low-cost individual, couple, family, and group psychological treatment to the entire Santa Barbara community.

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Koegel Autism Center

The Koegel Autism Center--internationally recognized for its innovative autism research and clinical training—focuses on the development and implementation of strength-based, motivational interventions and supports for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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Diana Arya with students McEnroe Reading Clinic

McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic

This clinic serves 1st through 6th grade school students who are experiencing reading and language difficulties. It offers a positive tutorial environment that nurtures students to become life-long readers while helping develop their skills to meet increased reading demands in secondary school, while providing university and research-based literacy and reading assessments and interventions.

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Here's What's Happening

Santiago Melendez

Commencement Profile 2023: Santiago Melendez

GGSE News > Teacher Education Program

Autism Safari Nights 2023

Koegel Autism Center and Santa Barbara Zoo present Autism Safari Nights

GGSE News > Dept. of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology, Koegel Autism Center

Heidi Zetzer

Heidi Zetzer to give keynote at UCSB Mental Health Conference on June 3rd

GGSE News > Dept. of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We embrace all identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, culture, national origin, spirituality, ability/disability, socioeconomic status and age. We embrace our responsibility as a Minority–Serving Institution (MSI) to catalyze the strengths of diversity and address the challenges of our complex world. We collaborate with interdisciplinary and community partners to conduct impactful, respectful, equity-serving and community-engaged service and research.


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The Gevirtz School faculty offers broad and deep knowledge about topics in education, teacher training, and counseling, clinical, and school psychology.

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Innovate, Inspire, Imagine

The Gevirtz School of Education will be a leader in addressing pressing social justice issues through interdisciplinary collaborations grounded in educational and applied psychological research, teaching, and service.