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School of Education
A better future for all begins in the classroom

Education is often called the great equalizer. And while it has helped increase economic mobility for generations of people, this path to opportunity is still marked by great inequities. Across the U.S., students and teachers alike face persistent, systemic barriers to educational access and success.

We have a bold vision for an educational system that’s richer and more equitable. With your support, we can empower every leader to create a brighter future for the next generation, every teacher to enhance learning opportunities for all students, and every student to achieve their greatest potential.

Our exceptional faculty and centers are actively shaping the future of our discipline. Their bold ideas and innovations will fundamentally transform tomorrow’s practices and policies. We are making an impact by:

  • Preparing the next generation of educators who will address systemic barriers in education. 
  • Advancing research to transform education for all learners by partnering with decision-makers and educators to improve outcomes at all levels of our state’s education system and inform policy that can shape a brighter future for all students. 
  • Igniting change, developing leaders, and guiding policies through research, professional development, publications, and other support to educational leaders across California.
  • Creating a cutting-edge environment that fosters forward-looking teaching and learning that invite collaboration and innovation.

Your gift this Give Day will help us in our mission to make an excellent educational experience accessible to all. Support one of our challenges today!

U.S. News & World Report ranks our School in top 12%
Apr 23, 2022

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RANKS 32ND IN NATION

The UC Davis School of Education is ranked 32nd in the nation for 2023 out of 274 education schools, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

This year’s ranking is up five from last year’s placement, and puts the School of Education into the top 12% of all schools and among the top 22 public schools of education in the country

Can I give now? Before Give Day starts?
Apr 16, 2022

Of course you can! 

Click on any challenge or page on this site, and you will be directed to an area where you can support UC Davis or UC Davis Health.

We know you are busy. That's why we made it possible for everyone to give early and be counted on Give Day. 

Join us today, if you want to! 

Every gift makes a difference! And we appreciate your support!

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 178
2 NY 2
2 TX 2
$50,000
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew and all those who requested a planned giving one-on-one consultation this Give Day. We are grateful for your support!
Completed
$5,000
Employee Giving Committee Challenge
Thank you to our Employee Giving Committee Members and colleagues who are making a difference by investing in programs at UC Davis! Your support helps us harness the power of UC Davis’ remarkable programs to make a difference. Your generosity will continue to inspire faculty and staff to create a brighter future for students, while furthering lifesaving research and services.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
We reached our goal of 150 gifts! Thank you to all parents and donors for your generosity--and thanks to Family Fellows Parent, Liz Schenk, for her generous support of UC Davis.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
PowerSchool Education Award
THANK YOU to PowerSchool and all those who gave to the PowerSchool Education Award fund this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$43,000
Young Scholars Program Challenge
THANK YOU to the Boroditsky family and all those who gave to support underrepresented students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in the Young Scholars Program.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Classroom Improvement Project Challenge
THANK YOU to Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt and all those who supported the Classroom Improvement Project this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$20,000
Teacher Education Scholarship
THANK YOU to generous alumni and all those who gave to build a brighter future for tomorrow's teachers and educational leaders. We are grateful for your scholarship support.
Completed
$8,000
Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature Program
THANK YOU to EiroBridge and all those who gave to support Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$6,400
Dean's Innovation Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to generous alumni and all those who gave to the School of Education's Dean's Innovation Fund this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your commitment to the impact of our school.
Completed
$5,000
Teacher Credential Scholarship in Honor of Al Mendle
THANK YOU to all who gave to the Teacher Credential Scholarship in honor of Al Mendle this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Wheelhouse Support Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Louis and Wendy Vismara and all those who gave to the Wheelhouse Support Fund this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Transformative Justice in Education Center Challenge
THANK YOU to generous alumni Carol and Steve Mertens and all those who gave to the Transformative Justice in Education Center Challenge this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your support for restoring justice and transforming education.
Completed
$2,500
Agricultural Education Credential Program Challenge
THANK YOU to everyone who gave in support of our agricultural credential students this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$2,500
Fortes Bilingual Award Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Dr. Fortes and all those who gave to support bilingual credential students this Give Day. We are grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$2,500
School of Education Believes in You - PH.D. Student Hardship Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to everyone who gave this Give Day in support of our doctoral students experiencing hardship or emergencies. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$2,500
Active Literacy Academy Program Support Challenge
THANK YOU to John and Lois Crowe and all those who gave to the Active Literacy Academy Program Support fund this Give Day. Your generosity will help transform education through Shakespeare with Active Literacy Practices.
Completed
$2,500
Center for Community and Citizen Science Challenge
THANK YOU for your generous support of the Center for Community and Citizen Science program this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your support and partnership.
Completed
Leaderboard
Battle of the Schools
Support your School to move them up the leader board. A gift of any size will increase their ranking!
Rank Department Gifts
1 School of Veterinary Medicine 270
2 School of Law 214
3 School of Education 205
4 Graduate School of Management 160
5 School of Medicine 83
6 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 71
Ended
$2,500
CANDEL Program and Student Support Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to everyone who gave in support of our CANDEL students this Give Day. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
Completed
$13,000
Guardian Teacher Scholarship
THANK YOU to Davis Campbell, Carol and Steve Mertens, and all those who gave to the help former foster students pursue careers in teaching through the School of Education. We are truly grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
Ensuring Equity through Teacher Education Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to alumna, Marsha Gurney-Speck, Ed.D. and all those who gave to this fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
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