The UC Davis Graduate Group in Education brings together faculty
and PhD students who want their research to have real-world
impacts on the disparities that exist for students at all levels
our educational system. In this video, hear from faculty and
recent alumni about the ways that their research is having an
impact, and how they work with teachers, colleagues, community
members and policymakers to create change.
Have you ever thought about participating in a research project
and didn’t know where to start? School of Education graduate
students Sattik Ghosh, Dylan Hawksworth Lutzow and
Valeria Zunino have created a set of three short videos to help
you get started. The first video introduces undergraduates to the
world of social science research and explains why it’s helpful to
get research experience as an undergraduate. The second
video provides a brief overview of the different approaches
used in social science research.
On February 26, 2019, the UC Davis School of Education welcomed
Newbery award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly at the Mondavi
Center. Her talk, entitled “Curiosity Thrilled the Cat,” was
presented as part of the annual Words Take Wing: Honoring
Diversity in Children’s Literature (WTW) celebration.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.