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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 |

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 |

School psychology doctoral student wins Dissertation Award

Ashley Pfenning is the recipient of one of three 2020 Spring Dissertation Awards presented by the Society for the Study of School Psychology.
By Tess Eyrich |

#UCRGrad20: Ahtziri Hernandez

Ahtziri Hernandez ’20, Education Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! How did you decide to become an education major? My goal since high school was to become an elementary school teacher so when the education major was created during my second year, I had to join the program. Tell us a little about your time at...

#UCRGrad20: Emad Alussaif

Emad Alussaif’s dream is to be a researcher, so when he was applying to doctoral programs, he decided to move from Saudi Arabia to study with some of the nation’s top special education researchers at UCR Graduate School of Education. Emad’s research interests include designing reading instructions to help improve reading comprehension for students with...
By Julie Porter |

#UCRGrad20: Jennifer Ramos

Jennifer Ramos '20, Education and Liberal Studies Education concentration: Social Justice, Policy, Community Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! How did you decide to become an education major? Before adding Education as a second major, I was only pursuing Liberal Studies (LBST). Being that LBST was a very broad major and was not entirely focused on...

#UCRGrad20: Sarah Juarez

When Sarah Juarez told her high school guidance counselor that her goal was to attend graduate school, their response was, “We will see if you can even make it through community college because you are not college-ready.” Not only did Sarah make it through community college, she earned two associate degrees, was accepted to nine...
By Julie Porter |

#UCRGrad20: Sergio Iribe

Sergio Iribe '20, Education and Public Policy Education Concentration: Community, Policy, Leadership Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from UCR! What inspired you to study education? I always wanted to work with youth, so I wanted to take steps toward accomplishing that. When I entered UCR, the education major wasn’t offered yet; I started off as...

#UCRGrad20: Siqi Wang

Siqi (Suki) Wang, set to earn her doctorate from the higher education administration and policy program, researches innovation and inclusion in higher education. Specifically, her research examines how faculty involvement in entrepreneurial activities influences their instruction, mentoring, and education of students. Suki also studies how to develop innovativeness and entrepreneurship in STEM education that are...

A Guardian and a Scholar

Monique Guerra’s dream job title is already emblazoned in her mind: U.S. Secretary of Education. The 22-year-old will graduate in June as a double major in Spanish and education. She has taken four classes every quarter she’s been enrolled at UCR, in addition to holding down two part-time jobs and volunteering. While it’s stressful, Guerra...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez |

Are professors, parents, and others ready for college students with autism?

Read the op-ed by Jan Blacher, distinguished professor and director of SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center Center, in Cal Matters.

Building confidence is key

As a child, Eliza Day spent much of her time playing school. It’s no surprise that her passion for education led this two-time alumna to her current career as a special education teacher.
By Julie Porter |

Equity & Justice Research Series

Danielle Mireles, doctoral candidate, presents " 'That's like, a white man's disease': Counternarratives of dis/abled students of Color at four-year campuses" on Friday, May 22.

Celebrating outstanding teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are highlighting outstanding educators and alumni from GSOE who continue to shape ideas, minds, and the future. Read their stories below! For #GivingTuesdayNow, please consider giving a gift to the Teacher Education Fund. Learn more about the fund in Ken Noller's profile below. Paying it Forward: Ken Noller...
By Julie Porter |

GSOE launches "Virtual Student Support Hours"

Assistant Professor and licensed Clinical Psychologist Katherine Stavropoulos will be holding weekly “Virtual Student Support Hours" for GSOE students who may be struggling, or just want to talk, during this time.

We Are GSOE: Megan Ledoux, Ph.D. candidate

Special education doctoral candidate, and graduate student researcher in SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center, shares how the center is pivoting to telehealth, and other ways COVID-19 has impacted her work.

We Are GSOE: Danielle Cravalho, Ph.D. candidate

Danielle talks about the importance of peer support groups, especially during COVID-19, and how she’s destressing (hint: it’s furry and has four legs!).

Fostering an affinity for learning science

Two-time alumnus Adrian Diaz views every class period, and every new academic year, as an opportunity to build relationships with hundreds of diverse students, each who “bring unique and valued contributions to our classroom, whether it be their language abilities, learning styles, prior knowledge, talents, or culture.” As an educator, he believes that authentic and...
By Julie Porter |