Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Alison Cerezo Moderates "Coming Together" panel sponsored by the Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women's Health Collaborative on December 1st

Alison Cerezo from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is moderating the forum “Coming Together Around the Emotional Wellbeing of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women of Color” sponsored by The Los Angeles County Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women's Health Collaborative. The open forum is taking place on Tuesday, December 1st from 2:30-4 pm PST and centers on emotional well-being and the intersectionality between LBQ Status and race/ethnicity....

Victoria Harvey appointed Associate Director of UC Santa Barbara’s Teacher Education Program

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has appointed Victoria “Tory” Harvey as its Associate Director. The Associate Director is responsible for administering ongoing activity associated within the Teacher Education Program. These may include accreditation and program evaluation activities, oversight of the Teacher Performance Assessment, and tasks related to the coordination of the credential programs (...

UC Santa Barbara’s Academic Senate appoints Melissa Morgan as Vice Chair with special portfolio for advancing diversity and equity

Professor Melissa Morgan of the Gevirtz School has been appointed Vice Chair of UC Santa Barbara’s Academic Senate, with a special portfolio for advancing diversity and equity. Professor Morgan also chairs the Senate’s Committee on Diversity and Equity (CDE). The Committee on Diversity and Equity is charged with promoting diversity and equity on campus to ensure equal treatment of the following under-represented groups: women, ethnic...

A research team from the Gevirtz School presents at the 2020 National Latinx Psychology Association conference

A research team from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School gave the presentation “Resilience in the Latinx Community: Working Collaboratively for Social Justice and Equity” as part of the 2020 National Latinx Psychology Association (NLPA) virtual conference on October 29-30. Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Professor Melissa L. Morgan led the team that featured doctoral students Erick Felix and Veronica Franco, and...

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology holds its annual Research Festival Thursday, November 12

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) at the UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz School will be holding a Research Festival on Thursday, November 12 from 8:25 am to 12:20 pm via Zoom. The festival is free and open to the public. Thirteen students will be presenting their cutting-edge research during the symposium event. In order to receive their Master’s degree, all 2nd year CCSP students submit a research festival...

Diana Arya one of the presenters for AERA-sponsored webinar “Work/Life Harmony: Mental Health in the Academy” on November 9

Diana Arya from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is one of the featured panelists for the webinar “Work/Life Harmony: Mental Health in the Academy” on Monday, November 9, 12 – 1 pm PST. Co-hosted by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Language and Social Processes (#58) and the Second Language Research (#108) SIGS, this event will explore how one can maintain a positive and productive work/life or school/life harmony. It is...

Fourteen Gevirtz School students among the presenters at the Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI) Collaborative Symposium on November 6

The 55 UCSB graduate students—including fourteen from the Gevirtz School—who received summer mini-grants through the Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI) program will take part in a Collaborative Symposium on Friday, November 6, 1 – 2:30 pm. It is free but participants must register online prior to the event.

The students conducted research on a broad array of topics related to COVID-19 and its implications....

Meet TEP’s Julianna Lopez: On becoming a special education teacher during COVID-19

What is it like to be a student teacher during a global pandemic? We caught up with one of this year’s TEP candidates, Julianna Lopez, who is pursuing an Education Specialist Credential with a focus on Mild/Moderate Support Needs, to learn more about how she is navigating this uncharted territory.

GGSE: What has your experience been like as a teacher credential candidate this fall?

Julianna Lopez:...

Tania Israel provides essential tools for dialogue across the political divide

In her new book, Gevirtz School Professor Tania Israel challenges her readers to engage in respectful dialogue across the political divide--a much needed call to conversation.

A few months shy of the 2020 election, Tania Israel, a professor in the Gevirtz School’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has published Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for...

Michael Furlong, Natalia Jaramillo, Maryam Kia-Keating, and Rebeca Mireles-Rios are four of the presenters for the UCSB Resilience Summit and Certificate Program

Michael Furlong, Natalia Jaramillo, Maryam Kia-Keating, and Rebeca Mireles-Rios of the Gevirtz School will be four of the presenters for the UC Santa Barbara Resilience Summit and Certificate Program. The summit features a dozen lectures in positive psychology designed to build the skills of mental health and cultivate resilience and optimism during difficult times. The series begins November 4th and runs through March 10th, 2021.

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Graduate School During COVID

While classes at UC Santa Barbara have been conducted remotely since March, that’s still not much time to develop the best new ways to teach. Each instructor has to figure things out for themselves depending upon everything from their comfort with technology to the content of the class itself.

To see how the Department of Education is dealing with classes in the time of COVID, we interviewed two professors teaching this fall. Professor...

John Puglisi Keeps Rio Flowing

It seemed more than fitting that the conversation at the heart of this story about Rio School District Superintendent John Puglisi (Education, Ph.D., ’01) took place while he was driving. For Puglisi seems like someone always in motion, always driving towards a goal, yet ever focused on the journey, not the destination. In fact, those last words are the hallmark of one of his recent undertakings, The River Literacy Project, something he has...

Alumna Peggy Lamb Supports the Community Fellows Initiative

Alumna Peggy Lamb (M.Ed.,’87) has never hesitated to give back to the Gevirtz School. She served as long-term chair of the Dean’s Ambassadors Circle during Deans Jules Zimmer and Jane Close Conoley’s tenures as a resource of ideas and connections to potential partners vital to furthering the School’s vision and values. She and her husband Dick created a fellowship to support special education teachers dedicated to working with students and...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award-winner Natalie Larez hopes to advance a culture of health to border communities

Natalie Larez, a second year student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology (CCSP), is one of just 60 graduate students nationally named to the prestigious Health Policy Research Scholars 2020 cohort. Health Policy Research Scholars—a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—is led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Larez will receive a grant for $124,000 over four years as she works on her Ph.D...

Incoming Gevirtz School students now able to apply for new Racial Justice Fellowships

In light of recent protests against police violence directed at Black communities and the persistence of systemic racism, the Graduate Division and multiple deans at UC Santa Barbara have launched an initiative designed to enhance the recruitment of graduate students committed to teaching, research and mentorship around racial justice.

The Racial Justice Fellowships will provide recipients $8,000 in summer funding for three years on...

Alumna April Regester co-PI for a $2.1M federal grant that supports students with disabilities seeking degrees

UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz School alumna April Regester, associate professor of special education, and her co-principal investigators at University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL) have received $2.1 million in federal funding from a five-year Department of Education Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) grant to expand the Succeed program.

Succeed, a two-year postsecondary program, is...

New public affairs show “Schooled Radio” debuts on KCSB, features Dean Milem as guest on October 20

Jeffrey Milem, Professor and Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, will be the featured guest on KCSB-FM’s new public affairs show “Schooled Radio” on Tuesday, October 20 from 10 – 10:30 am. Dean Milem will discuss a wide range of topics including what it’s like being dean during the COVID-19 pandemic and how UCSB and the Gevirtz School can take a lead in anti-racism efforts in education and the community.

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Science Pub From Home: The Science of Reading and the Reading of Science

Department of Education Associate Professor Diana J. Arya, Ph.D., discusses what we know and still are learning about how individuals develop reading skills. She shares insights on forthcoming changes to school-based literacy assessments that, for the first time, explicitly feature science as a key literacy discipline for K–12 students.

Arya is also faculty director of the McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic, which is housed...

Rebeca Mireles-Rios co-director of new ÉXITO program to prepare future teachers in ethnic studies

Rebeca Mireles-Rios of UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz School is the co-director--with Lisa Park, professor and chair of Asian American studies--of the new ÉXITO program. Known in full as Educational eXcellence and Inclusion Training Opportunities, it will develop a “4+1” program in which UCSB students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an ethnic studies or feminist studies major, then earn a master’s and a teaching credential at the Gevirtz...

Liz Holohan a recipient of a 2019-20 Dilling Yang Endowed Scholarship

Liz Holohan, Development Assistant at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, was a recipient of a 2019-20 Dilling Yang Scholarship and therefore among those honored in the 2019-20 UCSB Staff Awards. With the scholarship, Holohan was able to take the course Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy through Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) at UCSB during the winter quarter 2020.

“I was so thankful to be selected as one of this year...

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