Our School


Eliminating Inequities through the Power of Knowledge and the Promise of Education

The School of Education at UC Davis is committed to eliminating inequities in schooling and learning opportunities for diverse learners by advancing the power of knowledge and the promise of education.

Download the School’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

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Mission & History of School

The UC Davis School of Education (SOE) marshals the knowledge and resources of the University of California, the world’s pre-eminent public research university, to confront and eliminate inequities among people and communities through the generation of impactful knowledge and the promise of education. We accomplish this by engaging in research and policy analysis that bear on student attainment and success; by preparing and mentoring high quality teachers and educational leaders who serve as advocates for all learners; by forging partnerships and collaborations that make a difference in students’ lives today and tomorrow; by broadening definitions of learning and the locations in which it takes place; and by offering interdisciplinary programs that position our graduates to provide leadership and insight into the greatest challenges facing educators in California, in our nation, and around the world. 


US News & World Report Ranks School of Education Among Top Graduate Schools for 2016

The UC Davis School of Education saw an upswing in its rankings this year, reaching No. 38 after ranking No. 45 last year.

The complete Best Graduate Schools rankings and data, in more detail, are posted at USN&WR’s website. For details on other UC Davis rankings, visit the UC Davis website.