UC Davis School of Education
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The UC Davis School of Education, is one of 10 schools and colleges at the University of California, Davis. The school offers Ph.D., Ed.D, and M.A., degrees in education, as well as single and multiple subject teaching credentials. The founding dean of the school is Harold Levine. The interim dean is Paul D. Hastings.
Education on the Davis campus dates back to 1918, shortly after opening, with a training program to prepare teachers to provide instruction in raising crops and animals commercially. The School of Education, formed in 2002 as a reconstitution of a long-standing division within the College of Letters and Sciences, is built on a legacy that began with the first teacher-training program on the Davis campus 85 years ago.
Focus areas at the School of Education are aligned with the needs of the State of California: English learners; math, science and technology; neurodevelopment and education; literacy; and policy. Efforts in faculty hiring, program development and partnership building focus on those needs. The school is expanding its work with practicing educators through professional development programs and graduate degree programs designed especially for veteran educators. As part of a land-grant university, the School has a role in training teachers and education leaders, providing policy analysis and recommendations, conducting research to improve instruction, and increasing the public’s awareness and knowledge of education issues.