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UCLA’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares aspiring teachers to become social justice educators in urban settings. We are designed for future educators who want to serve in underserved communities and schools in California, and Los Angeles in particular.
UCLA TEP offers several pathways that culminate in a teaching credential and a master of education degree.  We are guided by an anti-racist and social justice agenda in our commitment, partnerships, and coursework.

Who will you be in the UCLA Teacher Education Program?

I want to teach


Grades K-8


Grades 6-12


Grades 6-12


Grades 6-12


Grades K-12

Social Science

Grades 6-12

Ethnic Studies

Grades 6-12

UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the 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.  

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