Academic Programs


Our Academic Programs

The School offers a wide range of academic and professional development programs that prepare university faculty and research professionals, as well as teaching and administrative leaders for the world of public education (K-16).

Through our PhD, EdD and MA programs, we prepare students to take leadership roles in advancing research and scholarship, strengthening schools, and improving education policy. In our credential program, we prepare students to become teacher leaders and educational advocates for all learners.

Our graduates are leaders and scholars whose practice and research address a wide range of issues critical to education.

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Why Choose UC Davis?

The City of Davis

The City of Davis is located in California’s fertile central valley, 12 miles west of the capital city of Sacramento and 75 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area. The wineries of Sonoma and the Napa Valley are about an hour’s drive to the northwest; Lake Tahoe and the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada are two hours to the east, and the seacoast towns of Mendocino and Santa Cruz are about 150 miles to the north or south, respectively.