Committed to Centering Diversity in Our Work The GGSE is a diverse school at a diverse public university in a diverse community in a richly diverse state. UCSB was the first member of the AAU to attain HSI status.read more
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Ground-breaking Autism Research The Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology is home to the Koegel Autism Center, which has been recognized by the National Academy of Sciences – and ranked among the country’s top 12 such facilities – for its innovative research and teaching...read more
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Research and Community Service The Department of Education is devoted to service. For instance, for nearly 20 years Betsy Brenner and Richard Duran have led a network of after school computer clubs serving primarily early school through high school students in conjunction with the Boys and...read more
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A Model Program for Teacher Preparation Teacher Education Program was 1 of 6 model programs in California named as “California’s assets” in the governor’s State Educator Excellence Task Force report Greatness by Design: Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain the Golden State, Sept. 2012.read more
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A Leader in Positive Psychology The Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology is home to the Ackerman Positive Psychology Clinic, which provides strengths-based counseling and positive family therapy – plus state-of-the-art research and training – on the UCSB campus and in the...read more
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Stellar Graduates Among the Department of Education’s many talented alumni is Vichet Chhuon, winner of the 2013 AERA Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award and associate professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Minnesota. read more
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MacArthur Fellowship Graduates Teacher Education Program Alumnus Amir Abo-Shaeer (SST Credential, M.Ed., 2001) -- the only high school teacher to have won a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship -- leads the robotics team at Dos Pueblos High School. Their story is chronicled in the...read more
Enhancing School Engagement The Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology is home to the Center for School-Based Youth Development, researchers devoted to understanding the role of school engagement as a protective force in children's lives and to promoting academic,...read more
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Major External Grant Funding Laura Romo, Julie Bianchini, Yukari Okamoto, Jin Sook Lee were awarded a $1.2 million NIH grant to develop a preschool biology curriculum for Latino children to foster understanding of cold and flu prevention, as well as food and nutrition.read more
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Invigorating International Partnerships Teacher Education Program is a leader in cross-cultural study, forging international partnerships in Denmark, Zurich, and Singapore, among other locations. Student teachers get invaluable experience teaching globally; international students come to learn here at...read more
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