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
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.