The School of Education at UC Davis is committed to eliminating inequities in the schooling and learning opportunities of diverse learners to advance the power of knowledge and the promise of education. Fulfilling this commitment requires us to be responsive to the needs of educators, parents, students and community organizations, and to be innovative in our approach to challenges facing public education leaders and policymakers. Our programs, resources, and special initiatives reflect our flexibility in meeting a variety of needs in and out of schools in our community.
Each summer, the School of Education offers exciting Summer Adventures in Enrichment Camps on the UC Davis campus for kids in grades 1-8. Campers dive into innovative technologies, interactive subject matter and exciting activities. They develop a variety of skills, including team-building, problem solving and creativity. Our energetic teachers are scientists, researchers, industry experts and regional educators who are committed to a fun and enriching summer.
Since 2005, more than 14,000 Sacramento-area school children have benefited from Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. This annual celebration gives students the opportunity to learn from acclaimed authors and illustrators of diverse children’s literature whose stories about Native American heritage, Asian culture, African American culture, and Latino identity among many others, allow them to explore a wide range of perspectives and world views.
The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences.