PhD students in the UC Davis Graduate Group in Education draw on mentors and coursework from across the university to shape their unique academic path to a doctoral degree. The program’s rigorous standards, nationally and internationally recognized faculty, and emphasis on social justice and equity prepare graduates to be effective educational researchers. Hear from current students and recent alumni about why they chose the Graduate Group in Education’s PhD program.
Why have our faculty, alumni and students decided to become teachers? “If you want to have an impact on the world,” says Lecturer/Supervisor Rebecca Rosa, “then you go into teaching, because there are hard days but the rewards are just unmeasurable.” Hear from UC Davis School of Education alumni—veteran teachers and more recent graduates—about what makes the field so special and why they love teaching.
The UC Davis Graduate Group in Education PhD Program critically engages students in contemporary issues that impact education research, policy and practice. Hear from current PhD students and alumni about why they chose to complete their doctorate degrees at the School of Education.
Teaching credential students at the UC Davis School of Education split their days between taking classes at the UC Davis campus and receiving hands-on teaching experience in K-12 public school classrooms. The student teaching experience is an incredible opportunity for students to learn from seasoned teachers, preparing them to have a successful start to their careers. Interested in becoming a teacher? Learn more on our Teaching Credential/MA page.
There are many strategies for getting youth involved in community and citizen science in ways that promote learning. Through in-depth case studies of diverse youth community and citizen science projects, the School of Education’s Center for Community and Citizen Science has documented youth-centered practices that are effective in promoting learning and environmental science agency—the ability to use experiences in citizen science and environmental science to make positive change in one’s life and community.
Professor Lee Martin’s Beta Lab is a mobile lab studying how young students learn and develop through making and tinkering. In a recent video profile from KVIE, you can see how Prof. Martin is bringing equitable STEM learning opportunities to students across our region.
Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? The UC Davis School of Education offers a rigorous program in which students earn their credential and are ready to start their teaching career in under a year, and while employed as a teacher return for one or two part-time quarters to complete the concurrent master’s program. Applicants from all undergraduate majors are welcome. Learn more about the School of Education’s Teaching Credential/Master’s Program.
Lydia Baskin was a teacher for 30 years. Now she’s established a scholarship to support a new generation of teachers. Hear her story and meet Yesenia Martinez, the first student to receive a Lydia and Ronald Baskin Family Scholarship. You can support the next generation of teachers with a Gift to the School of Education at https://give.ucdavis.edu/DEDU/122609
The School of Education is so grateful to the donors who help make our work possible. In this video, Dean Lauren Lindstrom talks about the School’s mission and priorities, and how financial support is an investment in the future that will pay off year after year in expanded opportunities for students.
Hear from UC Davis School of Education teacher alumni about why they chose to earn their master’s degree through our combined teaching credential/master’s program and the difference it’s made on their teaching practice and their careers.
Each year the School of Education teaching credential students participate in mock interviews, a unique career preparation opportunity. We host two mock interview days in which experienced alumni and district representatives conduct practice interviews of our teaching credential students. Students learn to present themselves as effectively as possible in job interviews—and sometimes even receive district job offers.
Education has the power to change lives. At the School of Education, we’re committed to making sure all learners have equal access to a quality education, whether they’re in kindergarten or community college. We’re changing education in California and across the nation through our groundbreaking research and our top-quality teacher education program.
Each spring, over 100 students meet with representatives from more than 30 school districts throughout the Bay Area. And students don’t just pick up materials and chat with representatives—they also have job interviews that same day, with some receiving contract offers before they go home.
This event is part of the School of Education’s job assistance for teachers program, which also includes mock interviews that prepare our students to present themselves as effectively as possible during job interviews.
In June 2017, the School of Education celebrated the arrival of Dean Lauren Lindstrom with a gathering of supporters, including Interim Dean Paul Hastings and Founding Dean Harold Levine. “When the School of Education began the search for our new Dean,” Hastings said in his remarks, “we were looking for a true educational leader, someone with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and administration.
On March 11, 2015, Ken Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and Critical Consciousness Speaker Series at UC Davis. In this talk, Zeichner examines the current landscape of teacher education in the U.S. and presents a proposal for improving its quality. The talk was presented by the UC Davis School of Education, the Graduate Group in Education, and the Social Justice Education Coalition.