UCLA Center X Prepares & Supports Educators

Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and administrators committed to social justice, instructional excellence, the integration of research and practice, and caring in low-income urban schools.
We are a community of educators working to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. Our work extends across two graduate credential programs and many professional development initiatives.


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BECOME A TEACHER

Earn a preliminary teaching credential and a master's degree in the UCLA Teacher Education Program.

BECOME A LEADER

Earn a preliminary administrative credential and a master's degree in the UCLA Principal Leadership Institute for experienced educators.

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Register for a workshop or set up a custom PD for your school or district.

We are extremely excited to announce the publication of our book, Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators, edited by our very own executive director, Annamarie Francois, along with UCLA Center for Community Schooling director Karen Hunter Quartz. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
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UCLA Center X Announces the Start of ExcEL 2026!

UCLA Center X is pleased to announce the start of ExcEL 2026, the latest iteration of the ExcEL Leadership Academy! ExcEL 2026 is a five-year program funded through the National Professional Development (NPD) grants offered by the US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition.

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