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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

Upcoming Events

Virtual Grad Student Fairs

We will be at the following virtual student fairs:
– CSUDH, September 22
– CSUN, October 5
– Diversity in Education Grad Fair, October 5
– UC Davis, October 19
– Atlanta University, October 20
– UCR, November 3

UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the News

Two TEP Alumni Chosen as LAUSD Rookies of the Year 2020-2021

Two TEP alumni, Vanessa Lam and Jareni Polanco, were honored as LAUSD Rookies of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations, Jareni and Vanessa on your well-deserved honor!

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UCLA Department of Education Ranked Third in U.S. News and World Ratings of Graduate Programs

“Our real strength lies in the Department’s talent and diversity, and commitment to furthering educational opportunity as a means to confronting racism, social and economic inequities, and achieving social justice.”

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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