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.

Upcoming Events


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

Center X Researchers Receive AACTE’s 2023 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award

Emma Hipolito, director of the UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) and Darlene Lee, TEP faculty advisor, have been honored with the 2023 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award, for their co-authored examination of “Toward a Healthy Racial Climate: Systemically Centering the Well-being of Teacher Candidates of Color.”

Awards, Center X

Annamarie Francois Appointed Associate Dean of Public Engagement

Our former Center X executive director, Dr. Annamarie Francois, has been appointed as Associate Dean of Public Engagement. In this role, she will develop opportunities for collaboration within the School of Ed&IS, as well as become the public-facing representative of Ed&IS for engagement at the local, state, and national levels.

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!