A California public high school teacher degree and career search at the University of California at Davis was announced Wednesday by the university’s Office of Career Development.
The new degree, a bachelor’s degree in education, will be awarded to anyone who is a candidate for an academic position with the university.
“We’re excited to announce that the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer has awarded a Bachelor of Education degree to an individual who is currently enrolled at UC Davis,” UC Davis Chancellor Michael Roth said in a statement.
“We are confident that the degree will provide a pathway to advancement, leadership, and the opportunity to serve as a leader in our community.”
The degree is offered by the U.S. Department of Education, which oversees education for public and private colleges and universities.
UC Davis has one of the highest rates of non-white enrollment at 10 percent.
The school’s undergraduate population is nearly 60 percent non-whites, according to the California Department of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
“The degree gives the student the opportunity for further education and the chance to pursue a career in education and leadership,” UC Irvine’s Mark Siegel said in the statement.