UCLA Teacher Education Program
UCLA's Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares aspiring teachers to become social justice educators in urban settings. To serve a wide range of aspiring and accomplished educators, TEP offers several pathways that culminate in a Teaching Credential and/or Master of Education degree.
- Energize your passion for access, equity and justice in schools
- Collaborate within a small, community-based cohort of
social justice educators
- Build powerful professional learning relationships
- Engage in critical inquiry & dialogue about teaching and learning
- Gain lifetime career support through the Center X professional development network
I want to teach
Teaching to make a difference
Sara Ordaz wants to make a difference. That's why she chose UCLA. And that's why she's a teacher.
The recent graduate is now thousands of miles away from campus, but she still holds the values she learned here close to her heart. These values are what motivate her in the classroom each day as she works to instill a sense of confidence and a value for education ["a respect for education"] in her kindergarten students on Detroit's east side.
Pamela Walls (M.Ed. TEP ’11) attributes her passion for teaching to her very first classroom experience. “Without a question, my kindergarten teacher inspired me to teach. I wanted to be just like her.” Mrs. Bouer of Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif. instilled a confidence and determination in Walls that would help her achieve an outstanding educational career.
"The Mechanics of Digital Storytelling" Article Published
The LAUSD publication, The Ladder, recently published "The Mechanics of Digital Storytelling" by Sarah Bang (M.Ed. TEP '10). Read the article here.
Six TEP Alumni Were Chosen as Teaching Policy Fellows
Teach Plus chose thirty top teachers, including six UCLA TEP alumni, as Teaching Policy Fellows to advance urban public education reform in Los Angeles.
“We are ecstatic to begin our inaugural cohort of Policy Fellows with this group of incredible educators,” said John Lee, Executive Director of Teach Plus Los Angeles.
Shannon Garrison Goes the Extra Mile
Shannon Garrison (M.Ed. TEP '98) was selected as one of five teachers to carry the Olympic Torch this summer by the Samsung Corporation and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign, as a way to recognize the work of teachers who go “the extra mile.” The fourth-grade teacher at Solano Avenue Elementary School carried the Olympic Flame through Edinburgh, Scotland on June 14.