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.
Dr. Cynthia Passmore
Director, Undergraduate Program
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 education include:
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 makers.
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.
Early Literacy; English Learners; Bilingualism and Bilingual Education; Educational Television and Multimedia; Language Acquisition; Literacy development; Quantitative methods; Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
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 with some exceptions. Unless noted all sessions are held in Room 174 of the School of Education Building.
Upcoming Info Sessions for Teaching Credential
Tuesday, October 20, 2015: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Thursday, December 3, 2015: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 2016: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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 you apply
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Unless otherwise noted all sessions are held in the School of Education Building Room 174.
Build a foundation of knowledge for those who plan to earn a teaching credential, enter a profession that focuses on working with people, or an advanced degree in Education (or related field). The minor will allow you to access the resources offered by the School of Education: internship and research opportunities, current developments in educational research and policy, events related to education. Students will receive a transcript notation upon completion of the minor.