PhD About the Program
Course Prerequisite Methodology Courses = 8 units
EDU 114, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research, 4
EDU 200, Educational Research, 4 units
Professional Induction Course = 4 units
EDU 291, Professional Seminar in Education, 4 units
Methodological Core Courses = 8 units
EDU 201, Survey of Qualitative Methods, 4 units
EDU 204A, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research: Analysis of Correlation and Design, 4 units
There is no specific length of time associated with earning a PhD. Across disciplines and campuses, the average amount of time to earn the degree is between four and five years, although individual time varies widely.
Each student in the program works with a graduate advisor, a faculty advisor, and a major professor.
Mentoring of graduate students by faculty is an integral part of the graduate experience.
Ph.D. Program in Education
Updated & Revised by Ph.D. Policy Committee, 10/15/07
Adopted by vote of the faculty, Date 10/23/07
The GGE offers a weekly research seminar featuring our faculty, students, and other speakers. We invite our community to participate in these seminars.
Recorded sessions are added to the PhD Academic Programs Video website as they become available, and also linked below. Speakers from past quarters can be found here as well.
How Effective are Education Programs and Policies in Improving Access and Learning for Disadvantaged Students? Evidence from Three Disparate Contexts
Reframing Broken English as Counterhegemonic Linguistic Drip: Investigating Ethnolinguistic Vitality Within My 6th Grade Classroom
Storied Identities: Exploring the Beliefs, Values and Past Experiences of Preservice Mathematics Educators and Future-Oriented Practice
Under construction: identity development in a girls-only maker program
Driven by Data?: Youth Learning Science for Environmental and Civic Action through Community and Citizen Science
Is there a relationship between the race of a character and the story children tell: Exploring if the race of a picture book character is associated with narrative quality of children’s stores and books preference?
College readiness validation of common core standards in mathematics
Changing Pedagogies: Teacher Identity in the Context of Technology Leveraged Classrooms
Effective teaching of Chican@/Latin@ students: a community responsive approach
Dialogue in an international agricultural development introductory course
The Graduate Group in Education is committed to offering financial support to our PhD students for at least four years of study through employment and/or fellowships that include a monthly salary/stipend and fee remission.
On May 2, 2022, the UC Davis School of Education/Graduate Group in Education Research Seminar Series featured professor of educational psychology Dr. Maximus Sefotho of the University of Johannesburg presenting “The Philosophy of Botho/Ubuntu in Research!” In it, Dr. Sefotho explores how the philosophy of ubuntu, or a form of African humanism, can help inform more inclusive research.