Normally, student teaching is done in the communities within a 45
minute drive from the UC campus. Districts we commonly
place students in are: Davis, Dixon, Elk Grove, Fairfield-Suisun,
Folsom-Codova, Language Academy of Sacramento, Natomas, Natomas
Charter, Robla, Sacramento City, San Juan, Travis, Twin Rivers,
Vacaville, Washington, Winters, and Woodland.
Does UC Davis have a part-time program, night program, or summer
No, our credential program is definitely full-day and full-time
over the course of the credential portion of the program. The
Masters portion of our Credential/MA program offers more
flexibility with class times scheduled around a teacher’s typical
What does the credential year look like?
You will be involved in a very intense and extensive experience
of coursework and field work. The amount of work is considerable.
If you are to be successful, you will need to prepare yourself to
devote all your energy and time to this program.
Will I have time to work during my credential program?
You will spend your mornings in the schools and afternoons on
campus taking courses. Your evenings will be filled with homework
(your own and your students’) and back-to-school nights,
etc. For most students working outside of their credential
program is not feasible.