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UCLA Teacher Education Program

teach. transform. inspire.

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, the Teacher Education Program offers several pathways that culminate in a Teaching Credential and/or Master of Education degree.


Who Will You Be at UCLA Teacher Education Program?

I want to teach



Applications for the program can be filed from September 2016 -
December 1, 2016.

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Support our work preparing the next generation of urban school leaders in the UCLA Teacher Education Program.

Give now to the TEP Scholarship Fund.

IMPACT Urban Teacher Residency

Want to teach Math, Science or Elementary?

IMPACT offers a $20,000 fellowship & field support for the first two years of teaching. Read more...


UCLA Teacher Education Program in the News

Seven UCLA TEP Alumni Named LAUSD Teachers of the Year

Seven TEP Alumni Named LAUSD Teachers of the Year

Seven alumni of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) were named as LAUSD Teachers of the Year 2016. Israel Bautista, Monique Brusca, Maria Debuque, Natalie Elliott, Shannon Garrison, Gabriela Spilman, and Anthony Yom were recognized at a luncheon and awards ceremony on August 11, 2016. More...


TEP Alum Anthony Yom


Lincoln High teacher Anthony Yom was featured in the news after one of his students, Cedrick Argueta, was among only 12 in the world to complete the Advanced Placement Calculus exam with a perfect score.

LA Times Articles
How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

High School student gets perfect score on AP Calculus exam -- 1 of 12 in the world to do so

NPR Interview
'An Average Guy' Excels At Teaching Students AP Calculus

Laurence Tan: TEP Alum Honored for Culturally Responsive Teaching

The Toronto native uses personal experiences and understanding of youth culture, to reinforce learning in the classroom. Tan continually raises the bar for his students by challenging them to develop college-level vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Borrowing lesson ideas from teaching colleagues in high schools and higher education, he adapts them to fifth grade lesson plans, navigating through the “dehumanizing” aspects of curriculum with humor and empathy. More...


Six-Part Documentary on TEP's Urban Teacher Residency Program (IMPACT)

The IMPACT Urban Teacher Residency program brings together teacher candidates from TEP and accomplished teachers throughout LAUSD for an apprenticeship experience that benefits both students and mentors. More...



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