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Graduate School of Education


"Examining the Relations Between Spatial Skills, Spatial Anxiety, and K‐12 Teacher Practice"

Dr. Kinnari Atit and doctoral student Kelsey Rocha recently published new research in Mind, Brain, and Education journal.

Podcast: Retract Rekers and Lovaas (1974) with Dr. Austin Johnson

Director of the school psychology program was interviewed about The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis's recent decision not to retract a paper that documents the psychological and physical abuse of a four-year-old gender-non-conforming child.

Podcast: What does it meme? Why we're (especially) drawn to cuteness right now

Listen to Assistant Professor Katherine Stavropoulos discuss the science of cuteness on Canadian Broadcast Company's podcast "Ideas."

Raising the bar through authentic research

New study published in Educational Researcher, co-authored by Associate Professor Marsha Ing, demonstrates learning through experimentation increases undergrads' academic performance

Governing boards should weigh in on racial issues but don't know how

Read Assistant Professor Raquel Rall's op-ed in Inside Higher Education

Professor receives National Science Foundation grant

The three-year grant provides Professor Cassandra Guarino with nearly $500,000 to study computer science education access

Education researchers create anti-racism guide

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests of police brutality and racism, the guide provides teachers with resources, strategies, and other tools aimed at creating more inclusive classrooms
By Imran Ghori |

Meet GSOE's new assistant dean and director of teacher education

Dr. Sumer Seiki will direct UCR’s teacher education program, partnering with schools, communities, and school districts to work towards change.
By Julie Porter |

GSOE welcomes five new faculty

Join us in welcoming Drs. Eui Kyung Kim, Alice Y. Lee, Amos Lee, Stephanie Moore, and Anthony Muro Villa III to GSOE.
By Julie Porter |

GSOE research round-up & highlights

Congratulations to Brian Jones, fifth-year PhD School Psychology candidate. Jones' master's thesis, “Supplemental Reading Interventions Implemented by Paraprofessionals: A Meta-Analysis,” was accepted by Psychology in the Schools for a special issue titled: "Current Status and Future Directions for Training and Supporting Paraprofessionals in Schools." The article has been published online as an early release:
By Julie Porter |

Meet GSOE's 2020-21 student ambassadors

Each year, GSOE welcomes a new group of Education Ambassadors -- top-notch education students who support the vision and spirit of the GSOE by collaborating with faculty and staff to provide engaging, informative, and personalized experiences for the ESHD community. Ambassadors participate in a variety of outreach and recruitment events (virtually, for now), and facilitate...
By Julie Porter |

"Language, Literacy, and Ethnic Studies: Mobilizing Insurgent Histories for More Dignified Futures"

On Oct. 7, guest speaker Dr. Cati V. de los Ríos will discuss the growing national momentum for ethnic studies in K-12 public schools, the first event in GSOE's new Ethnic Studies Speaker Series.

"Educating for the Election and Beyond: Tools and Resources for Educators"

Join us Sept. 21 for a community webinar that will focus on the critical role that schools and teachers across grade levels and content areas can play in promoting informed and equitable voting.

Restorative justice shows promise in K-12 schools

Ten-study literature review led by two UCR doctoral students demonstrates restorative justice’s effectiveness in school settings

Law enforcement and autism

Dr. Katherine Stavropoulos discusses why encounters with police may be more dangerous for those with ASD compared to the general population, and why training is needed, in Psychology Today.

Researchers offer resource for teachers transitioning to — and from — remote learning

Researchers from Smooth Sailing, a bicoastal project partially based out of GSOE, create new resource guide to help teachers build better relationships with students remotely.
By Tess Eyrich |

"Teaching from Home: Online Learning for Student Success During Challenging Times"

Join us Thursday, July 30 for a live webinar with Interim Dean Louie Rodriguez and GSOE faculty centered on effective online teaching strategies. This event marks the first webinar in the new "GSOE in the Community" series.

GSOE Undergraduate Education Awards

Congratulations to recent graduates Jennifer Ramos, recipient of GSOE's Outstanding Achievement Award, and Veronica Thai and Sergio Iribe, recipients of GSOE's Academic Excellence Awards.

Message to our community

The UCR Graduate School of Education is committing to an unwavering dedication to the fight for racial justice, including the complete dismantling of insidious forms of oppression.

Professor writes song about pandemic in native Basque

Begoña Echeverria wrote "Coronavirus Biru" in memory of her late aunt, Mari Carmen Echeverria Itcea.
By Tess Eyrich |