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Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Student Profile: Megan Bradbury empowers students to change the world

Megan Bradbury (she/they) is an enthusiastic, lifelong learner pursuing a Single Subject Teaching Credential in History/ Social Science and a Master’s degree in Education through UCSB’s Teacher Education Program. After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Psychology, they spent time taking Clinical Psychology coursework, working as a behavior technician, volunteering in the classroom, and working as a barista. Megan values...

The Graduate Student Association in Education names its elected officials for 2021-22

The Graduate Students Association in Education (GSAE) – the official students’ association that exists to promote and represent the interests of students in the Gevirtz School’s Department of Education to the UC Santa Barbara campus community on administrative, academic, and student affairs – has announced its elected officials for 2021-22.

Mary Franitza – President
Isaac Castro – Vice President of Budget and Finance
Ali...

Michael Furlong joins GLEN (GLobal ENglish) World Board

Michael Furlong, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been appointed to the board of GLEN (Global English) World, a nonprofit on a mission to scale English literacy so that every child has access to the educational and economic opportunities it unlocks. GLEN World is embarking on a multi-year strategic plan focusing on school readiness for young English Learners, with the goal of scaling our impact first...

Christine Hirst Bernhardt named a 2021-22 Albert Einstein Educator Fellow

Christine Hirst Bernhardt, a Department of Education Ph.D. student, has been named a 2021-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow (AEF). The AEF Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to apply their extensive classroom knowledge and experiences to their host offices to inform Federal STEM education efforts. The fellows spend eleven months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office...

Chongzheng Wei awarded APA Division 17 counseling psychology grant

Chongzheng Wei has received a grant from the American Psychological Association’s counseling and clinical psychology division (Division 17). The grant was awarded by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), a grant-making foundation that funds early career psychologists and graduate students using psychology to solve important problems and improve people's lives. The grant will fund Wei’s project "Measuring internalized bi-negativity and...

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology to hold its 2021 new student orientation on September 20

The Gevirtz School’s Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology will hold its 2021 new student orientation on Monday, September 21 in ED 1217 starting at 9 am. The morning program will include faculty and staff introductions, advice sessions from emphasis groups and faculty advisors, and center and clinic tours.

Student Profile: Daniel Ulises Rios Arroyo works to prepare EL students for college

This week we caught up with Daniel Ulises Rios Arroyo a Ph.D. student in the Department of Education. Rios Arroyo was born in Mexico, and immigrated to the U.S at the age of 9. He received his B.A in Sociology with a minor in education studies in 2019 from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interest centers around the educational experiences of English learners (EL students) in public k-12 schools. He is particularly...

Alumna Helen Neville awarded 2021 APA award for contributions to multicultural counseling

Helen A. Neville (Counseling Psychology, Ph.D., ’93) has been awarded the 2021 Derald Wing Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Multicultural Counseling from Society of Counseling Psychology. The SCP is a division of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Derald Wing Sue Award recognizes an individual counseling psychologist who has made career contributions to the advancement of the science, practice, or training in...

J.C. Gonzalez accepted into the inaugural year of the Enhancing Diversity in Alcohol Research training program

J.C. Gonzalez from UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology has been accepted into the inaugural year of the Enhancing Diversity in Alcohol Research (EDAR) training program coordinated by the Medical University of South Carolina.

EDAR is a two-year virtual training program that will engage underrepresented (per NIHNOT-OD-20-031) psychology trainees in alcohol research during the transition through...

Student Profile: Sofia Carrillo finds meaning in teaching

Sofia Carrillo is a first-generation graduate student in the Teacher Education Program, pursuing the Education Specialist Credential with focus on Extensive Support Needs and a Masters of Education. She received her BA in Liberal Studies, Teaching and Learning Emphasis, from CSU Channel Islands in 2020. Born and raised in Santa Barbara County, specifically Lompoc, Sofia found her passion for teaching while working as a teacher assistant in...

Corinna Klein receives an American Psychological Association Division 53 Professional Development Award

Corinna Klein from UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology received a 2021 American Psychological Association Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Professional Development Award. These awards are aimed at supporting the professional development of undergraduate, and of graduate students in APA or CPA accredited programs. The awards support student conference attendance, online...

The Department of Education will hold its 2021 new student orientation, plus an in-person orientation for second year students admitted 2020, on September 22

The Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz School will kick off the new academic year with its 2021 New Student Orientation on Wednesday, September 22 from 3-5:30 pm in ED 1213. All newly admitted students are encouraged to attend. Students will have the opportunity to meet the faculty and staff in the Department of Education and join other new students for break-out sessions with Education faculty.

Following this...

Student Profile: Lizette Juarez reflects on the importance of non-dominant narratives

Lizette Juarez is a proud first-generation college graduate pursuing her Education Specialist Credential for Mild to Moderate Support Needs and a Master’s in Education in the Teacher Education Program. She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at UCSB in 2020. During her undergraduate studies she tutored at a non-profit learning center in Santa Barbara and studied abroad in Santiago, Chile. Lizette spent the last year working as a...

Student Profile: Darlene Arenivas focuses on student-teacher communication

Darlene Arenivas is an M.Ed. candidate, pursuing her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the Teacher Education Program. Arenivas, a first-generation college graduate, earned her B.A. in Spanish with minors in applied psychology and educational studies from UCSB. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a Youth Development Professional at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara. Also, Arenivas completed 80 volunteer hours at...

Volunteers build 29 desks for students at the Harding University Partnership School

The pandemic laid bare all sorts of inequities for too many of our K-12 students. Some families lacked the computers or the broadband internet necessary for their children to take part in online education. At the Harding University Partnership School it quickly became evident that many students didn’t even have a dedicated space where they could work, which, of course, made it harder to focus upon and complete that work.

That’s where...

The Gevirtz School now offers a terminal M.Ed. in School Psychology

UC Santa Barbara’s School Psychology faculty are accepting applications for both the Master’s Degree program in school psychology and the Doctoral Degree program in school psychology. The new, terminal three-year Master’s is for those who seek to be practitioners in the field; the five-year doctoral program is for those seeking to become faculty members.

School psychology—A career that makes a difference

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Alison Cerezo part of panel “Queering Mentorship” on August 14

Alison Cerezo from UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology will take part in the informal discussion “Queering Mentorship” during the American Psychological Association annual convention on Saturday, August 14, 10 am Pacific on Zoom.

“The idea for this discussion was motivated by Dr. Celeste Malone’s talk at the Columbia Teachers College Decolonizing Psychology conference,” writes the event’s...

Student Profile: Steven Florindo looks forward to new challenges as a teacher

Steven Florindo (he/él) is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the Teacher Education Program. He is also working towards bilingual authorization. Originally from Anaheim, CA, Florindo graduated from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Linguistics - Language Studies: Spanish and a minor in Education. It was here, working in San Diegan elementary schools, where he came to discover how rewarding and...

Support the Gevirtz School Community Fellows Initiative Match

Help Santa Barbara Grow Its Own Teachers

The Gevirtz School, in cooperation with regional education partners and seed investors, has successfully launched a Community Fellows Initiative that is changing the nature of K-12 education in Santa Barbara and is becoming a model program for all of California. This solution is based on research, relationships, and a refusal to accept an education system that doesn’t serve all children. Through our...

The Gevirtz School awarded a $295K Advancing Faculty Diversity Recruitment Grant from the University of California

The UC Office of the President (UCOP) has awarded UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School a $295K grant for the project “Building the Pipeline for African American Faculty whose Research Is Centered on Ameliorating the Disparately Negative Health Effects of Racial Trauma in Black Communities.” The funding is part of the Advancing Faculty Diversity (AFD) program that supports development of innovative and focused campus projects designed to increase...

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