The latest U.S. News & World Reports rankings place the school in the top 50 education schools among public universities.
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is home to the Koegel Autism Center, which has been recognized by the National Academy of Sciences – and ranked among the country’s top 12 such facilities – for its innovative research and teaching methods based on Pivotal Response Treatment.
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is devoted to service. For instance, for nearly 20 years Betsy Brenner and Richard Duran have led a network of after school computer clubs serving primarily early school through high school students in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club.
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was 1 of 6 model programs in California named as “California’s assets” in the governor’s State Educator Excellence Task Force report Greatness by Design: Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain the Golden State, Sept. 2012.
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is home to the Ackerman Positive Psychology Clinic, which provides strengths-based counseling and positive family therapy – plus state-of-the-art research and training – on the UCSB campus and in the community.
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Among the department’s many stellar graduates is Vichet Chhuon, winner of the 2013 AERA Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award and assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Minnesota.
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Alumnus Amir Abo-Shaeer (SST Credential, M.Ed., 2001) -- the only high school teacher to have won a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship -- leads the robotics team at Dos Pueblos High School. Their story is chronicled in the nonfiction book The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher...
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is home to the Center for School-Based Youth Development, researchers devoted to understanding the role of school engagement as a protective force in children's lives and to promoting academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.
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Laura Romo, Julie Bianchini, Yukari Okamoto, Jin Sook Lee were awarded a $1.2 million NIH grant to develop a preschool biology curriculum for Latino children to foster understanding of cold and flu prevention, as well as food and nutrition.
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is a leader in cross-cultural study, forging international partnerships in Denmark, Zurich, and Singapore, among other locations. Student teachers get invaluable experience teaching globally; international students come to learn here at UCSB; scholars collaborate to conduct research.
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