Our Teacher Education programs are built on a long-standing
foundation of experience, rigorous coursework, and year-long
mentored student teaching. In addition to our focus on rigorous
coursework and clinical student teaching practice, we conduct
research to identify best practices in teaching.
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.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva is an associate professor and director of
teacher education at the School of Education in University of
California, Davis. Her research focuses on preparing and
supporting teachers to work with culturally and linguistically
diverse learners, especially in addressing emergent bilinguals’
linguistic and academic content development. More specifically,
her research strands include teacher education pedagogy and
curriculum, educational policy, and family/community engagement.
Alexis Patterson, Ph.D., joined the School of Education in July
2015 as an Assistant Professor in science education. She is
currently a CAMPOS Faculty
Scholar and is excited to work with her cohort to develop a
research center that focuses on increasing the participation of
women of color in STEM related fields.