One World, One UC Davis is you — a global network of people
connected to our university. It is the positive impact of our
unsung heroes, imaginative research teams and innovative
thinkers. What our people share in common is they are
transforming lives, celebrating humanity and nature, and
inspiring breakthroughs in California and beyond.
In our campaign, we tell the stories about how together, at UC
Davis, we are changing our world for the better. Read
about some of the School’s unsung heroes, researchers and
innovators below and tell us
Rosa Manzo: Mentoring Mexican Parents and Students
Rosa Manzo, PhD candidate, has always wanted to
help Mexican Americans have access to education, but she never
dreamed she’d be back in her hometown to accomplish the goal.
In Fresno County, she’s developing workshops for immigrant
parents so effective that UC Davis has received a $100,000 grant
from the Fresno Regional Foundation to expand the model to other
The Ph.D. student is also mentoring UC Davis students from rural
Fresno high schools by encouraging them to follow in her
footsteps by going to graduate school. Read her
Public school principals in California say beginning teachers who
received their credentials through the University of California
are among the best prepared in the state, according to a recent
Enjoy a light lunch while you visit with presenters and discuss
the exciting work that they pursue. This is a fantastic
opportunity to see the work that faculty and PhD students in the
Graduate Group in Education are presenting at national and
The School of Education is among the top 50 schools of education
in the nation. For 2015 rankings, the UC Davis School of
Education jumped 15 points from a tie at 60 for 2013 to rank of
45. Approximately 245 schools of education were included in the
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The STEM Academy will help prepare elementary school teachers
bring Common Core State Standards into their classrooms. The
program will be led by UC Davis Faculty, Sacramento County Office
of Education Curriculum Specialists, dynamic classroom teachers,
and guest speakers.
This summer’s keynote speakers are Alice Brooks and Bettina Chan,
Founders of Roominate, a dollhouse building kit designed to
inspire young girls to explore STEM fields hands-on.
Dean Harold G. Levine shared his thoughts on preparing teachers
for 21st century classrooms in the March/April issue of
Leadership, a publication of the Association of
California School Administrators.
Read the full Q & A here.
Professor Jamal Abedi has received a 2014 Distinguished Scholarly
Public Service Award from the UC Davis Academic Senate. The award
recognizes significant contributions to the world, nation, state
and/or local community through distinguished public service. Up
to four (4) awards are made annually.
In recognition of his scholarship on the use of language among
Black and Latino youth in urban English Language Arts classrooms,
the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research
(NCTEAR) has honored Danny C. Martinez, assistant professor of
education, with an award for his continued work to increase
diverse perspectives into how we examine language and literacy in
multicultural and multilingual communities.
David Fiddyment, a major donor to the School of Education and an
innovative leader in California agriculture, and co-author
Christina Richter have released Walk with me, I want to tell
you something – The Story of the Roseville Fiddyment
For 150 years the Fiddyment family owned and operated ranches in
some of the most picturesque countryside in northern California.
Their history has links to the Donner Party and the Gold Rush. It
includes the struggles and triumphs of being one of the most
successful long-term ranching families in the state. Seven
generations of this family have called Roseville, California
their home. This is their story. David, along with his wife
Dolly, established the School’s first endowed chair the Dolly and
David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education.
Michal Kurlaender, associate professor of education, has joined
an elite group of UC Davis faculty members named 2013-14
Chancellor’s Fellows. The honor recognizes outstanding records of
achievement among early career faculty. Each fellow receives a
$25,000 prize to support his or her research, teaching and
service activities. Kurlaender retains the title of Chancellor’s
Fellow until July 1, 2018. The Davis Chancellor’s Club and the
university’s Annual Fund support the program.
As the number of K-12 students taking classes online continues to
grow, Cassandra Hart, assistant professor of education at the UC
Davis School of Education, is embarking on a two-year study of
teacher quality in this little-studied arena.
Funded by the Spencer Foundation, Hart will compare teacher
quality in online settings versus traditional classrooms.
In an article in the November/December 2013 Leadership
magazine, a publication of the Association of California School
Administrators(ACSA), the UC Davis School of Education’s Renee
Newton, Frank Pisi and Joanne Bookmyer make the case for
California school districts with expanded learning programs to
use a portion of the extra Common Core funding they are slated to
receive to ensure children in out-of-school-time programs are
well prepared to tackle the new standards.
Read the full article at ACSA’s site.
Newton is the director of the Center for Community School
Partnerships in the School’s CRESS Center, Pisi is director of
the California Afterschool Network, and Bookmyer is director of
The U.S. government’s Vietnam Education Foundation has awarded a
U.S. Faculty Scholar grant to Glenn Young and Cary Trexler of the
University of California, Davis. Both are associate professors,
Young in the Department of Food Science and Technology, and
Trexler in the School of Education.
The one-year grant will support the establishment of a
participatory research class in Vietnam, for Vietnamese
undergraduates, to guide them through projects related to
preharvest, postharvest, food science, crop science and food
A great way to learn more about the UC Davis Teacher
Credential/M.A. program is by attending a Credential Information
Session. Sessions are typically conducted twice per month, from
September to May.
Upcoming Info Sessions for Teaching Credential
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 5:30 -
During the session we will discuss the following topics:
Credential & Masters Program Format
When the year starts; how soon you will earn your credential; how
you move on to the Masters portion of the program
Provide Information Regarding our Prerequisites
How to meet the requirements; how to have a class reviewed to see
if it is equivalent; how to have your G.P.A. evaluated, what to
do if prerequisites can’t be met by application deadline
Information Regarding Required Testing
California Basic Skills Requirement (commonly known as CBEST);
Subject Matter Verification (commonly known as CSET); how timing
of the tests impacts when you should apply
The Admission Process
When is the best time to apply; how to apply; what happens after
We encourage questions throughout the presentation and provide a
small group format for a Q & A session with faculty/staff at
the end of each session.
Attend a session!
To reserve your space or request more information about the a
session, please email email@example.com. Although an
RSVP is not required, the info session date, time, or location
can change. For this reason, please check back on the website the
morning of an information session to confirm. If you have
submitted an RSVP we will notify you of any changes.
Due to current construction in the School of Education
building sessions are held in a variety of locations on
campus. As of December 2013 sessions are being held in
Temporary Classroom 3 (TC3), near the Academic Surge
building. Please view our map
for specific directions.
Please visit the Welcome Center website for a map and
directions to info sessions located in Welcome
Center conference rooms.
Because the locations of the information session vary,
please be sure to double-check the location for the Information
Session you are attending.