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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Find an Expert

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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Gevirtz Graduate School Fellowship Breakfast 2024

Gevirtz Graduate School Celebrates Fellowship Recipients

The UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education held its Fellowship Breakfast on January 19, to celebrate  47 of the school’s most promising graduate students who have received fellowships this year and the people who support them. Total fellowship funds awarded this year were nearly $264,000.


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

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UCSB Psychology Experts Help Educators Support Students Facing Trauma

Adverse and potentially traumatic experiences are too common among school-age children, leaving teachers, administrators and staff struggling to help students. In response to the growing need during and following the pandemic, UCSB researchers have formed a university-community partnership with local educators and the James S. Bower Foundation to develop practices that promote resilience and thriving.

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

Koegel Autism Center Holds 3rd Annual "Unmasking Through Art" Neurodivergent-Curated Art Show

Koegel Autism Center Holds 3rd Annual Neurodivergent-Curated Art Show on December 7

The Koegel Autism Center and members of the Creative Club and Community invite everyone to "Unmasking Through Art," UCSB’s 3nd annual neurodivergent-curated art show, by and for those who think differently.

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UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz School Department of Education Holds Open House

Department of Education Holds Virtual Open House on November 17, 2023

The Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will hold a virtual Open House for prospective students on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 10-11 am on Zoom. The event will also feature a Q&A.


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.