Welcome to the UC Davis Teacher Education program website. At UC Davis you will enjoy a teacher education experience unlike anywhere else!
The Credential Program prepares students for the teaching profession by immersing them in the total environment of a public school classroom while enrolled in required coursework. The coursework incorporates a theoretical-practical approach to the teaching-learning process, encouraging close interactions among teacher candidates and teacher education faculty. This course work introduces the integration of research into teaching practice, making teachers more informed and pro-active practitioners.
A core principle of the University of California, Davis Teacher
Education Program is to prepare highly qualified teachers who are
advocates for equity in learning for all students. Our programs
are particularly effective in preparing our candidates to work
with K-12 students who come from culturally and linguistically
diverse communities. Course work includes methods of teaching a
second language and developing academic literacy in all
The design, implementation, and assessment of the UC Davis
credential program is guided by its mission to prepare
teacher-leaders who can assume four key roles in ethnically and
linguistically diverse school communities. These roles are:
Collaborative professionals who work with
students, colleagues, and parents to forge effective teaching
Advocates for educational equity who champion
high learning expectations for all students;
Investigative teachers who continuously
examine, define, and refine their teaching practice to promote
student learning, targeting underachieving students as a
particular focus; and
Reflective practitioners who employ classroom
inquiry to improve teaching practice and create effective
The University of California, Davis, Teacher Education credential
program offers a 5-quarter Credential/Master’s program in the
Multiple Subject and Single Subject area. The first 3 quarters
include course work to meet credential requirements. If you meet
the criteria to continue on to the master’s program after the
spring quarter of your credential year, you will enroll the
following two quarters (Fall and Winter) as a part-time student
to complete the master’s degree.
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
Thursday, September 18,
5-7pm, School of Education Building Room
Saturday, October 4,
Education Building Room 174
Tuesday, October 14, 5-7pm, School of Education
Building Room 174
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.
Because the locations of the information session vary,
please be sure to double-check the location for the Information
Session you are attending.
As you review the program prerequisites you may wonder if a
course you have already completed will meet the prerequisite for
fundamental math (required for multiple subject applicants only),
educational psychology, and/or U.S. Constitution.