Dean's Office

Office of Dean Lauren E. Lindstrom


Fall 2021

As we begin fall quarter 2021 and a new academic year, UC Davis classes are once again being held in person and our teaching credential candidates are working on site in their K-12 school placements. School of Education staff continue their work, now in a hybrid mode that includes some time in person in our buildings and some remotely. Fall meetings and events are scheduled in person, hybrid or remotely depending on the meeting purpose and following campus health and safety guidance.

Please note that our buildings remain locked, and visits are by appointment only. Learn more about the School of Education’s COVID-19 precautions.


School of Education Update on CoVID-19 Protocols

July 21, 2021

The School of Education building on the main UC Davis campus will reopen on August 2, 2021. Staff will gradually return to work in the office on a staggered schedule. Some staff will continue to work all or part-time remotely, but regardless of work location will continue to be available by phone and email.


School of Education Update on Covid-19

February 3, 2021

The School of Education Building and our Drew Avenue and Cowell Boulevard offices remain closed to the public. Our staff and faculty will continue to work remotely until March 29, 2021, and are available by phone, email and video to assist you.

On December 18, 2020, UC Davis announced that all lecture courses will continue to be offered only through remote instruction to the end of the spring quarter. However, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan invited proposals for courses featuring experiential learning or hands-on learning, and also other small class-size offerings that might have been canceled in earlier quarters or might be appropriate to hold in spring quarter. At the School of Education, we expect that all but one or two classes will be offered remotely. UC Davis hopes to return to full in-person instruction in Fall 2021.

In-person instruction or field work (such as student teaching) must have an approved plan to comply with COVID-19 prevention practices including:

  • physical (social) distancing;
  • use of face coverings as indicated by state or county public health authorities;
  • frequently practice hand hygiene (i.e., handwashing, sanitizer);
  • regular cleaning and disinfection of classrooms, laboratories and related instructional materials and equipment; and
  • minimizing the use of shared equipment and/or establishing a program to clean shared equipment between uses.

The University has a wealth of frequently updated information available at, including information for students and families, the COVID Assessment Pilot Program, and guidelines for resuming research. The Dean’s Student Advisory Council has also prepared a list of student resources related to COVID-19 and other needs which can be downloaded here.


A Message to the Community

In light of the killings of yet more Black Americans at the hands of police and the inspiring protests that continue in cities around the country, we want to add our voice to those calling for justice. Our own Chancellor Gary May has spoken eloquently on the issue, and pointed to the role education plays in our collective efforts to “create a way forward.” 


School of Education Update on Covid-19

September 8, 2020

The School of Education Building and our Drew Avenue and Cowell Boulevard offices remain closed to the public. Our staff and faculty will continue to work remotely until January 4, 2021, and are available by phone, email and video to assist you.


A Message from Dean Lindstrom About COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The current COVID-19 outbreak has created unprecedent challenges for our schools and communities. Although our SOE faculty and staff are not working on campus while UC Davis operations have been suspended, we remain committed to our mission to transform education through the preparation of the best education leaders, researchers and teachers in the country. We will continue to support our School of Education community through these stressful and rapidly changing times.

Meet Dean Lauren Lindstrom

Meet Dean Lauren Lindstrom

Watch her video message about the School of Education

In June 2017, the School of Education celebrated the arrival of Dean Lauren Lindstrom with a gathering of supporters, including Interim Dean Paul Hastings and Founding Dean Harold Levine. “When the School of Education began the search for our new Dean,” Hastings said in his remarks, “we were looking for a true educational leader, someone with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and administration.

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