Become a Teacher: The UC Davis Difference
Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? The UC Davis School of Education offers a rigorous program in which students earn their credential and are ready to start their teaching career in under a year, and while employed as a teacher return for one or two part-time quarters to complete the concurrent master’s program. Applicants from all undergraduate majors are welcome.
Being a Role Model
Why Alumna Faith Flomo Thinks You Should Become a Teacher
School of Education alumna Faith Flomo (‘12, Cred. ‘13, MA ‘14) shares why teaching is so important, and why you should consider becoming a teacher.
Why I Love Teaching
Why have our faculty, alumni and students decided to become teachers? “If you want to have an impact on the world,” says Lecturer/Supervisor Rebecca Rosa, “then you go into teaching, because there are hard days but the rewards are just unmeasurable.” Hear from UC Davis School of Education alumni—veteran teachers and more recent graduates—about what makes the field so special and why they love teaching.
Welcome to the Classroom: The Student Teaching Experience
Teaching credential students at the UC Davis School of Education split their days between taking classes at the UC Davis campus and receiving hands-on teaching experience in K-12 public school classrooms. The student teaching experience is an incredible opportunity for students to learn from seasoned teachers, preparing them to have a successful start to their careers.
Choose Teaching for Your Second Career!
Start your second career as a teacher with the UC Davis School of Education! Jason Fisk played defensive tackle for NFL teams for 11 years. When he retired, he wanted a second career that would give him an opportunity to be part of his community and to share his passion for biology. Jason earned his teaching credential and master’s degree at the UC Davis School of Education and now teaches high school science. Visit teach.ucdavis.edu to start your teaching career today
Two Generations of Teachers
Lydia Baskin was a teacher for 30 years. Now she’s established a scholarship to support a new generation of teachers. Hear her story and meet Yesenia Martinez, the first student to receive a Lydia and Ronald Baskin Family Scholarship. You can support the next generation of teachers with a Gift to the School of Education here.
The UC Davis Difference: Earning Your Master’s Degree
Hear from UC Davis School of Education teacher alumni about why they chose to earn their master’s degree through our combined teaching credential/master’s program and the difference it’s made on their teaching practice and their careers.
Job Search Assistance for Teachers: Mock Interviews
Each year the School of Education teaching credential students participate in mock interviews, a unique career preparation opportunity. We host two mock interview days in which experienced alumni and district representatives conduct practice interviews of our teaching credential students.
School of Education Teacher Job Fairs Launch Careers
Each spring, over 100 students meet with representatives from more than 30 school districts throughout the Bay Area. And students don’t just pick up materials and chat with representatives—they also have job interviews that same day, with some receiving contract offers before they go home.
A Passion for Agriculture Leads to Career in Ag Ed
School of Education agricultural education teaching credential alumnus Justin Nunes (Cred. ‘17) talks about how his passion for agriculture led to a career in teaching.