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LAUNCH 20223-2024 cover

LAUNCH, the annual magazine of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, features our faculty, students, staff, awards and honors, and listings of fellowships and the donor honor roll.


ReLAUNCH 2023-2024

ReLAUNCH, the annual research magazine of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, features highlights of our major research initiatives and grant awards.

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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

teen social well-being declined post pandemic

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

2023 Commencement Student Speaker: Chris Chien

Congratulations to Chris Chien from the Teacher Education Program! Chris was the 2023 Commencement Student Speaker at the Graduate Division Ceremony on June 16th.

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Gevirtz Alumnus Gregory Wolf Named 2024 California Teacher of the Year

Teacher Education Program alumnus Greg Wolf (M.Ed., SST, '13), who teaches history, political science and psychology at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, was named a 2024 California Teacher of the Year, earning the highest state recognition a teacher can receive. 

GGSE in the News > Alumni

Chloe Zhang graduates with a doctorate in school psychology and a passion for helping children from marginalized communities

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

Young poets flex their writing chops at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School in Oxnard

GGSE in the News > Teacher Education Program

Daisy Estrada Ochoa Shares Her Journey from McKinley Elementary Preschooler to Principal

GGSE in the News > Alumni, Teacher Education Program

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