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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-5


Grades 6-12


Grades 6-12


Grades 6-12


Grades K-12

Social Science

Grades 6-12

Ethnic Studies

Grades 6-12

The application filing period to begin the program in 2021 is open and will close on December 1, 2020.

Upcoming Events

Mon 26

Teacher Education Program Online Info Session

October 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 06

Teacher Education Program Online Info Session

November 6 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nov 21

UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the News

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UCLA GSE&IS Again Ranked Among Top Schools by U.S. News and World Report

“Our excellence flows from the brilliance of our faculty and students, the ethic of social justice, and our authentic engagement with multiple communities in Los Angeles and beyond.  While we are mindful of the limitations and fluctuations in these rankings, we are nevertheless gratified to be reminded of the admiration and recognition of our work by our peers around the country.”

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Teaching kids how to distinguish fake news from real news

UCLA Teacher Education Program Professor Jeff Share advises K-12 teachers on how to educate students in critical media literacy. He teaches critical media literacy courses at UCLA, where he trains current and future K-12 teachers in ways to show students how to deconstruct media, create their own alternative messages and separate fake news from facts.

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UCLA, LAUSD sign agreement for Mann UCLA Community School

The public Mann UCLA Community School in South Los Angeles is envisioned as a cornerstone for a rigorous, personalized college-prep education. UCLA and LAUSD are collaborating to design the school, which aims to expand the current Horace Mann Middle School and reverse years of declining enrollment there.

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