University of California, Davis School of Education

The School of Education is organized to encourage the integration of research and practice across several programs of study: undergraduate coursework in education topics, doctoral study (both PhD and EdD), and the preparation of K-12 teachers.

As an academic unit, the SOE is designed to support the development of knowledge useful to strengthening schooling systems across California's diverse and changing population. To achieve this mission, faculty and staff within the SOE are committed to offering high quality graduate and professional preparation programs and to engaging in collaborative research with elementary and secondary school teachers, administrators and other educators.

As a professional school, the SOE leverages innovative research, exemplary academic programs and community partnerships to realize the full promise of education. Our driving vision is an educational system where all students can learn, thrive, and grow.

The SOE is:

  • Deeply committed to educational equity and social justice;
  • Focused on building partnerships and collaborative approaches to research; and
  • Uniquely situated in close proximity to the state capital, providing opportunities to

influence and inform educational policy.

Our Commitment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis - indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting school.