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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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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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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Social Well-Being of Teens Continued to Decline Even Post Pandemic

One year after the end of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in California, adolescents reported an increase in feeling disconnected from their communities and negative thoughts about society in general, according to a UCSB study on adolescent “social well-being.” The research found pervasive decreases in social well-being, and a significant portion of the students surveyed did not recover to their pre-COVID level by 2022.

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

GGSE Research Symposium 2024

Gevirtz School of Education Research Symposium Examines Equitable Learning Environments

The Graduate Student Association in Education at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) will hold its 2024 Research Symposium on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, featuring the theme “Strengthening Communities Through Equity-Centered Perspectives on Education.” 


GGSE News > Dept. of Education

Mayra Puente

Mayra Puente Receives AERA Award for Co-Authoring Article on “Platicando Y Mapeando” Methodology in Educational Research

Mayra Puente, Assistant Professor at the UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, and Verónica N. Vélez, Professor at Western Washington University Woodring College of Education, have received the AERA (American Educational Research Association) Division J Outstanding Publication Award for their co-authored article “Platicando y Mapeando: A Chicana/Latina Feminist GIS Methodology in Educational Research,” published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 

GGSE News > Dept. of Education

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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.