The School of Education is committed to excellence in
professional development for teachers. Three subject matter
projects (writing, math and science) and the Academic Language
Development Network are housed in the School’s REEd center.
In addition, several faculty in the School have expertise in
professional development for teachers. Find more information
about their research in this area here.
After teaching middle school math for ten years, I decided to
pursue a PhD to get a fresh perspective on the issues I
observed every day in my classroom and thought that maybe I
could help develop remedies that would help other teachers, as
Steven Athanases is a Professor in the School of Education at UC
Davis. He researches issues of cultural and linguistic
diversity and educational equity in teaching, adolescent
learning, and teacher education, with a focus on literacy and
English language arts. As a high school English teacher in the
Chicago area, he received several awards for outstanding teaching
of English, with a focus on writing, and drew on his disciplinary
roots in Performance Studies and Communications to stage annual
performance showcases of original student compositions.