This Fall, the School of Education welcomes 14 new EdD students,
15 new PhD students and 158 new Teaching Credential students.
We’re looking forward to a great 2018-19 academic year!
Thea and Art Mills Scholarship to Support Generations of Teachers
“Nothing is more important than
these two things—one is the arts, to give a sense of hope and
expression, and the other is education, to help people find a way
forward in cooperation with others,” said Thea Mills (Cred. ’68).
Thea started her teaching career in 1967 as an intern teacher
through the UC Davis Education Department.
Thea and her husband Art Mills were inspired to give to the
School of Education after watching their daughter Saskia earn her
credential and master’s degree from the School. They recently
increased the amount of their scholarship and also bequeathed a
gift to the School of Education with the intent to endow their
scholarship through their estate. Read more
about Thea and Art’s passion for giving.
Professor Cati de los Ríos Earns Promising Researcher Award
School of Education Assistant
Professor Cati de los Ríos has been awarded the 2018 Promising
Researcher Award by the Standing Committee on Research of the
National Council of Teachers of English. This honor is conferred
annually to a researcher who has produced an original and
outstanding paper from their dissertation within two years
of the award year. de los Ríos was given the award for her unique
research article about a U.S.–Mexico transnational high school
student’s engagement with Mexican ballads, called “corridos,” as
a way to understand his social and political world and explore
language, music and literacy.
“This award is extremely special to me,” said de los Ríos. “The
student who is centered in the article, Joaquín, exemplifies with
vivid clarity the profound and sophisticated genius of
transnational young people that critically read, write and
perform corridos. It is an immense honor to be able to elevate
his case study as a contribution to the field.” Read
more about de los Ríos’s research and her recent award.
Mikael Villalobos (BA ‘93, EdD ‘14)
has dedicated his career to diversity and inclusion within the
field of higher education. In his current role at UC Davis as
Associate Chief Diversity Officer in the Office of Campus
Community Relations, he strives to support UC Davis’s goal of
building a more diverse and inclusive campus community.
Villalobos chose to earn his doctorate in educational leadership
through the School of Education because of its problem-based
approach to learning. “I wanted to pursue graduate work that had
direct connection to practice and engage in research that very
much gave back to the campus community,” he said. “The CANDEL
program marries scholarship with practice, and its
scholar-practitioner model really resonated with me.” Learn how
Villalobos’s EdD has helped him build a more inclusive climate on
campus in our latest
Professor Karen Watson
Gegeo recently retired from the School of Education. Now a
Professor Emerita, Watson Gegeo dedicated 27 years of teaching
and service to the School and campus, serving as a faculty member
in the Graduate Groups in Education, Linguistics, Geography,
Human Development, Child Development, Community & Regional
Development, Cultural Studies, and International Agricultural
Development, and as a member of Designated Emphasis faculty in
SLA and Feminist Theory and Research. She has served on 63
PhD, EdD and MS degree dissertation or thesis committees, and was
awarded the UC Davis Chancellor’s Distinguished Graduate Mentor
Award in 2004.
Teaching credential students at the
School of Education split their days between taking classes at
the UC Davis campus and teaching in K-12 public school classrooms
with the support of resident teachers.
In this video, we hear directly from teaching credential
students and resident teachers about what it’s like to teach
together and learn from each other in the classroom.
Teaching Credential Students Welcomed to Campus
Earlier this month, School of
Education faculty and staff and our 158 new teaching credential
students celebrated the beginning of the school year with a
scavenger hunt, food, games and raffle prizes. The large majority
of this year’s cohort are Californians and a quarter are
first-generation students. Check out photos from
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