Spring 2019 Catalyst The Magazine of the UC Davis School of Education
In the Spring 2019 issue of
Catalyst magazine, we explore the barriers keeping
students from finishing a college degree and the systemic changes
needed to improve graduation rates. We also look at the
contributions being made by undergraduate
researchers, welcome the addition of the College Opportunity
Programs to the School of Education, consider the life-changing
impact of student scholarships, hear from two CANDEL leaders who
have joined forces professionally and personally, and much
As you read this issue of Catalyst, check
out additional content such as videos, extended
articles and links below.
From the Dean
In her welcome letter, Dean Lauren Lindstrom announces the
completion of a strategic planning process to develop a
guiding framework for the School of Education’s next five years.
Read the 2019-2024
The School of Education had a record-breaking Give Day this year
with over $23,000 raised from more than 70 gifts that will
provide scholarship support to our PhD, EdD and Teaching
Credential/Master’s students, program support for community
outreach programs (including the Center for Community and Citizen
Science, the Transformative Justice in Education Center and the
Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms) and discretionary
funds for the School’s most pressing needs. Give Day may be
over, but you can still be counted in this year’s total by
making a donation.
Maisha and Torry Winn Receive Chancellor’s Achievement Award
On January 2, 2019, the School of Education began managing the
College Opportunity Programs, three venerated programs that have
collectively changed the educational trajectories of tens of
thousands of Northern California middle and high school students
across generations and geography. Discover more about these
programs on the College
Opportunity Programs website.
Becoming the Teacher I Needed
Kory Choe (Cred. ‘19) is a student teacher in a first-grade
classroom with a resident teacher who serves as a great role
model. Watch this
video to find out how our teaching credential candidates
benefit from the mentorship of resident teachers.
Be Part of the Story: Support School of Education Students
Inspired by an article you read in this issue? Make an online
donation to any one of 14 funds that directly support
students or special programs. Your donation supports not only the
education of students, but also the hundreds of students they
will teach during their careers.