The School of Education’s teacher education program includes a
master of arts degree. The MA program starts currently with the
credential year and culminates with research on a classroom
practice in year two. It is available only to students who have
participated in the School of Education’s credential program.
The MA is designed to develop teacher leaders who are skilled at
exploring student learning through the lens of what we can learn
about students from data, and who are practiced at working
collaboratively to facilitate student learning in pedagogically
sound ways. Because all participants are working professionals,
classes are scheduled for evenings and weekends.
During the MA program, students’ work is K-12 classroom based and
targets the connection between teaching and learning. Students
actively pursue classroom-based work from the beginning of the
school year, turn in periodic written assignments, present the
results of their research at a Symposium day in the winter
quarter, and then submit their final research paper.
While most students continue on to their MA Year Two immediately
after their credential year, some may choose to wait. If you
completed the Credential year and now wish to return for your MA
year, please contact Program Coordinator Mary Reid
at firstname.lastname@example.org during the
March prior to the fall quarter you wish to return. Mary
may also be contacted for any questions related to the MA Year of
Hear from UC Davis School of Education teacher alumni about why
they chose to earn their master’s degree through our combined
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