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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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. 

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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.

Clinical Services

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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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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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Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj Co-Authors EdResearch for Action Brief on English Learners and Immigrant-Origin Students

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Associate Professor in the Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, and Adam Strom, from Re-imagining Migration, co-authored the brief “Promoting School Success for Immigrant-Origin Students,” released by Results for America and the Annenberg Institute at Brown University.

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Lucy Arellano

The Transformative Impact of Latinx Faculty-Student Relationships at Community Colleges

Lucy Arellano, Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School, has an article in the April Hispanic Outlook on Education Education Magazine, discussing the transformative impact of Latinx faculty and student relationships at community colleges. 


Royce Olarte 2024 Grad Slam Runner-Up

Education Ph.D. Candidate Royce Olarte Earns Runner-Up Prize for  Grad Slam 2024

Royce Olarte, a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics Education in the Gevirtz School Department of Education, earned the Runner-Up award and a $1,000 prize in the Final Round of the UC Santa Barbara 2024 Grad Slam research presentation competition held on April 5.

GGSE News > Dept. of Education

Koegel Autism Center

Undiagnosed Autism in Teens and Adults Can Lead to Mental Health Issues

Teens and adults who have undiagnosed autism (autism spectrum disorder / ASD) can struggle with symptoms that may lead to depression, anxiety and self-harm, according to the UCSB Koegel Autism Center at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. 


GGSE News > Koegel Autism Center

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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.