UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara


Department of Education
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Education Building 3102
Telephone: (805) 893-4515
Website: http://education.ucsb.edu/ed
Chair: Mary Betsy Brenner

The Department of Education is built around an active community of scholars—students, faculty, and staff—who are committed to the common goal of reshaping schooling so that all children in our diverse society will have the knowledge and abilities to become competent and productive citizens. Graduate students in the Department benefit from a wide range of faculty interests and research endeavors, and from opportunities to work closely with faculty to explore rigorously, through research and study, a chosen area of work. 

Faculty do research in seven broad areas: Culture and Development; Language and Literacy; Learning Culture and Technology Studies; Policy, Leadership and Research Methods; Science and Mathematics Education; Special Education, Disability and Risk Studies; and Teacher Education and Professional Development.

The Department of Education offers two minors in conjunction with the other Programs in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education: 1) a Minor in Education and Applied Psychology and 2) a Minor in Science and Mathematics Education.

The Education Department offers six different but complementary M.A. and Ph.D. emphases in the areas of research, development, and practice. An Ed.D. in educational leadership is being phased out and no longer accepting students.

The Department of Education has reorganized its masters and doctoral program.  Admitted students will follow the program approved and in operation during the quarter for which they are admitted.  Students admitted for Fall 2013 will have new program requirements.  Please see the Department's web page for more information.