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.



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


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


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

Latest News

New Grant to Build Pipeline of Middle School Teachers and Leaders

We’ve been awarded a five-year grant to build a pipeline of well-prepared middle school teachers and leaders with the knowledge and skills to serve in high-need schools and further positive outcomes for middle school students. This collaborative partnership project is intentionally interdisciplinary, with a focus on racial and cultural literacy and adolescent literacy.  

How we can make access to computer science education in California more equitable

Paula Nazario, Assistant Director of the Computer Science Equity Project, advocates in EdSource for two proposed California bills which aim to require all California high schools to offer computer science courses and widen the pool of authorized computer science teachers, with the goal of promoting equity and expanding educational opportunities in the state.

Reclaiming Public Rights

Across southern California this past week, public schools and school board meetings have become theaters of conflict. Conservative advocates have pushed back on plans for Pride Month celebrations, challenged efforts to teach stories about children with gay parents, and rejected social studies curriculum that includes LGBTQ+ civil rights history.

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