The School offers a wide range of academic and professional development programs that prepare university faculty and research professionals, as well as teaching and administrative leaders for the world of public education (K-16).
Through our PhD, EdD and MA programs, we prepare students to take leadership roles in advancing research and scholarship, strengthening schools, and improving education policy. In our credential program, we prepare students to become teacher leaders and educational advocates for all learners.
Our graduates are leaders and scholars whose practice and research address a wide range of issues critical to education.
The School of Education at UC Davis trains teachers and education leaders using the latest and most innovative teaching practices, and by conducting and disseminating cutting-edge research to improve instruction.
At the heart of the School of Education’s vision is a fundamental concern with influencing the practice of education through research and training. Our faculty and graduate students are engaged on local and regional levels and with national and international educational reform and policy. We especially seek to confront and eliminate inequities in the schooling opportunities for diverse learners.
At the School, you will work with a distinguished community of scholars and be mentored by eminent faculty.
The School of Education was founded in 2002, although teacher training at UC Davis dates back to 1918. Since its founding, the School has doubled the number of faculty. The teaching credential program, continues to grow, as do faculty grants and financial support from alumni and friends.
Darnel Degand joined the School of Education as an assistant professor in July 2017. He studies the various ways media and society influence the development of social success skills. He examines the social processes that exist within media production environments and media consumption experiences. His research also involves the design and development of educational media products and experiences.
The graduate community at UC Davis values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences among its students with the knowledge that a diverse student body strengthens the research, scholarship, and teaching of all members of our community. As a part of our commitment to diversity there are numerous resources, events, and professional staff positioned to meet the needs of our diverse graduate students as they achieve their professional, educational, and career goals. Please feel free to contact Dr.