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.
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.
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UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the News
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.”
“This recognition underscores the value of our work in advancing educational scholarship and practice that is grounded in an ethic of care and focused on creating educational opportunity for all citizens, locally and globally.”
Kimi Waite published an article in Ms. magazine stating that climate justice belongs in the classroom—including recognizing and teaching the contributions of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants working toward environmental justice.
TEP alum, Melina Melgoza, was interviewed for this LA Times article about her high school Ethnic Studies class, which also features the students at Roybal Learning Center.