The School of Education is committed to making an impact in the lives of youth through both its research and its academic programs that prepare educators to focus on the needs of students first. In addition, we offer several programs that serve youth directly. These programs are aligned with our focus on literacy and science education.
The UC Davis School of Education and its partners, Sutter Health/Sutter Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, and the Sacramento Public Library, host the annual Words Take Wing event, a celebration of children’s literature as art. The focus is on the diversity of stories and characters found in works by authors from different cultures who explore and create settings that reflect a wide range of perspectives and world views.
The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the summer of 2015, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school. UCD-YSP participation is not limited to California students.