Educational issues surround us and influence our development as a
society. Whether entering the field of education, or considering
another field, students will encounter educational issues
throughout their careers. They cut across disciplines.
The UC Davis Undergraduate Courses in Education are designed to
inform and engage students in an exploration of many of these
issues. Students have opportunities to work in diverse
educational settings and examine their views with their peers and
professors. The UC Davis Minor in Education requirements will
prepare future leaders to be knowledgeable about the everyday
educational issues they will encounter as educators, researchers,
policymakers, business leaders, parents, and citizens.
The UC Davis School of Education welcomes students from all
majors. In addition, UC Davis students who minor in Education are
a part of a growing community of leaders in education. We urge
you to consider joining our community.
Cynthia Carter Ching
Director, Undergraduate Program
Once you are ready to declare your minor, you must obtain a
“Petition to Declare a Minor” form from the college of your
major. List your minor courses including those you plan on taking
or are in progress and then submit this to the School of
Education. Upon signature of the education faculty advisor for
the minor, return the form to your college’s Dean’s Office.
The UC Davis School of Education is committed to developing
informed citizens and advocates for productive and powerful
educational environments in a democratic and ever-changing
society. Specific elements of this commitment to undergraduate
Educating students to be critical participants in and
creators of educational contexts—formal and non-formal—that are
powerful for all learners.
Recruiting thoughtful and creative individuals into the
educational profession as educators, researchers, and/or policy
Promoting the value of diversity in strengthening learning
environments and our society.
The School of Education is committed to offering a broad range of
undergraduate course offerings targeted toward the needs and
interests of all undergraduate students, as well as those who
minor in education.
Student California Teachers Association consists of college
students pursuing careers as educators. SCTA provides
opportunities to address the broader aspects of education such as
technological advances, governmental policies and issues, social
issues and philosophical controversies.