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.
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.
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
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.