April 2017 Newsletter

School of Education Rises to 36th in the Nation

The numbers are out for 2018, and the School of Education is ranked 36th out of 265 education schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report! This moves the School up 15 rankings from last year, and is our highest ranking to date. It’s a great affirmation of the commitment and hard work of our faculty, students, staff, board and supporters.


Celebrate First UC Davis Give Day by Supporting Education

UC Davis is adding a new tradition to Picnic Day this year: Give Day.Between noon on Friday, April 21 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, the UC Davis community has a goal of inspiring as many people as possible to give to UC Davis. We hope you’ll give to the School of Education!

Your gift doesn’t have to be large to be important. Every Aggie counts! And some members of the School’s community have made challenge gifts or matching gifts that can increase the impact of your donation. Get all the details online—and watch a video featuring School of Education students and supporters.

Want more ways to celebrate your Aggie Spirit? Join us at the Picnic Day Parade!Get volunteer information and sign up.


Faculty News

Megan Welsh 

has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Paco Martorell

has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Cassandra Hart 

has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Cynthia Carter Ching 

has been promoted to the rank of Professor.


Upcoming Event

Join us for the Transformative Justice in Education Center’s Roundtable: Building Toward Abolitionist Futures on Monday, April 17 at 5 pm, UC Davis Student Community Center. Learn about panelists’ overlapping work in
movements and initiatives to decrease people’s reliance on imprisonment and policing, to build dialogues and practices capable of reducing sexual and gender violence, and to build quality public educational access for people during imprisonment and after release. 


Photos and Videos

Credential Candidates Launch their Careers at Teacher Job Fair

On April 1st, the School of Education hosted another great annual Teacher Job Fair! More than 100 of our teaching credential and master’s degree students attended to meet representatives from 35 school districts. Districts conducted on-the-spot job interviews, and a number of students received immediate job offers. Hear stories from the participants in this new video, including student Cameron Logie, who was one of those to receive a contract offer that day.

Master’s Students Present Research

In March nearly 100 School of Education master’s degree students presented their research at the annual poster presentation in the UC Davis Conference Center. Visit the photo gallery to see students in action!

A Thank You Message from Alumnus Juan Avelar

Juan Avelar (Cred. ‘16, MA ‘17) talks about why he became a single subject social sciences teacher and how much his scholarship has meant to him in this new video.

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