2014 graduates with Richard Duran

2014 graduates with Richard Duran (Photo by Patricia Marroquin, UCSB Graduate Division)

Department of Education

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2015 Education Orientation

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Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2016 Admission

February 1, 2016 - Final Application Deadline for Fall 2016 Admission.  Applicants may be considered for departmental fellowships contingent upon funding. To be eligible, admitted applicants must be nominated by their faculty advisor. 

Travel Grant Applications

Current Education students are invited to apply for Travel Grants. Applications are due by February 1, 2016. Refer to your Education email for details about applying. 

Welcome From the Department Chair

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Education, I am pleased to welcome you to our website!

In the Department of Education at UCSB, we offer students the opportunity to learn and build knowledge about the needs of learners, the complex processes of teaching and learning, and the structures and policies of schools -- with a focus on the diversity of California, the nation, and the world. Our renowned faculty work in seven research areas to investigate important issues that shape learning environments, the needs of diverse learners, the development of disciplinary knowledge, and educational policies. In our doctoral program, we mentor graduate students through small seminars and research groups toward their future careers as professors, researchers, teacher educators, and educational administrators. Our master's program (both the professional and research strands) offers graduate students opportunities to learn the basics of doing and applying research in numerous settings ranging from preschools, to the university, to community organizations. Further, through our two minors (Education and Applied Psychology, and Science and Mathematics Education), we encourage undergraduates to explore career options in the field of education and to participate in research projects with faculty.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and research areas. Please feel free to contact me, the faculty, and our staff for more information.


Julie Bianchini
Professor and Chair of the Department of Education