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Graduating Education Students: Hold the Date!

The Department of Education will be hosting its annual Graduation Celebration for Masters and Doctoral students on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 12:30-2:30. If you are an Education student who has recently graduated or plans on doing so soon, please hold the date. Invitations will be sent in May.

Welcome From the Department Chair

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Education, I am pleased to welcome you to our website!

In the Department of Education at UCSB, we offer students the opportunity to learn and build knowledge about the needs of learners, the complex processes of teaching and learning, and the structures and policies of schools -- with a focus on the diversity of California, the nation, and the world. Our renowned faculty work in seven research areas to investigate important issues that shape learning environments, the needs of diverse learners, the development of disciplinary knowledge, and educational policies. In our doctoral program, we mentor graduate students through small seminars and research groups toward their future careers as professors, researchers, teacher educators, and educational administrators. Our master's program (both the professional and research strands) offers graduate students opportunities to learn the basics of doing and applying research in numerous settings ranging from preschools, to the university, to community organizations. Further, through our two minors (Educational Studies, and Science and Mathematics Education), we encourage undergraduates to explore career options in the field of education and to participate in research projects with faculty.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and research areas. Please feel free to contact me, the faculty, and our staff for more information.

Sincerely,

Julie Bianchini
Professor and Chair of the Department of Education