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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Gifts to the School’s Annual Fund help students like Destiny Ramos realize their dreams to teach. Make a gift today.
For the young Destiny Ramos (BA 2014), school was not always a source of joy. Growing up in Fairfield, Calif., Ramos received little encouragement from teachers and struggled academically. Then she entered fourth grade, and everything changed. “My fourth grade teacher made me feel like I was not a problem,” she said. “When I became successful as a student, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.”
Thanks to an Annual Fund scholarship, Ramos is now able to pursue her dream. Because her path to teaching was not straight, she is grateful for the financial and moral support that gifts to the Annual Fund provide to aspiring educators like her. Read more about Destiny journey.
In January 2015, Cynthia Carter Ching, presented lessons learned about her research into the use of gaming to impact youth health at a two-day Cyberlearning Summit sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Watch this presentation by Cynthia Carter Ching recorded on October 14, 2013 at a colloquium sponsored by Cognition & Development and SESAME programs at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education.
In the presentation titled “Games, Learning, Health and Socio-Politics: Lessons Learned from Exploratory Research on Fitness Gaming with Underserved Youth,” Ching outlines findings from the first year of her NSF-funded cyberlearning grant.
Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series
On January 22, 2015, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and Critical Consciousness Speaker Series at UC Davis. The series is presented by the UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education, along with the Social Justice Education Coalition, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Campus Community Relations.