Educational issues surround us and influence our development as a
society. Whether entering the field of education, or considering
another field, students will encounter educational issues
throughout their careers. They cut across disciplines.
The UC Davis Undergraduate Courses in Education are designed to
inform and engage students in an exploration of many of these
issues. Students have opportunities to work in diverse
educational settings and examine their views with their peers and
professors. The UC Davis Minor in Education requirements will
prepare future leaders to be knowledgeable about the everyday
educational issues they will encounter as educators, researchers,
policymakers, business leaders, parents, and citizens.
The UC Davis School of Education welcomes students from all
majors. In addition, UC Davis students who minor in Education are
a part of a growing community of leaders in education. We urge
you to consider joining our community.
The UC Davis School of Education is committed to developing
informed citizens and advocates for productive and powerful
educational environments in a democratic and ever-changing
society. Specific elements of this commitment to undergraduate
Educating students to be critical participants in and
creators of educational contexts—formal and non-formal—that are
powerful for all learners.
Recruiting thoughtful and creative individuals into the
educational profession as educators, researchers, and/or policy
Promoting the value of diversity in strengthening learning
environments and our society.
The School of Education is committed to offering a broad range of
undergraduate course offerings targeted toward the needs and
interests of all undergraduate students, as well as those who
minor in education.
I research the relationship between students’ everyday uses of
language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in
school-based uses of language and literacy. Some schools identify
bilingual adolescents as “limited” in their English proficiency
even though they use sophisticated literacy repertoires outside
of school; other learners are deemed ”fluent” in English but
still struggle with the language and literacy demands
of their academic coursework.