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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.