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UCLA’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares aspiring teachers to become social justice educators in urban settings. To serve a wide range of aspiring educators, the Teacher Education Program offers several pathways that culminate in a teaching credential and a master of education degree.
The UCLA Teacher Education Program is designed for people who want to teach in low income, low performing schools in California, and Los Angeles in particular.  We are guided by a social justice agenda in our commitment and coursework.

Who will you be in the UCLA Teacher Education Program?

I want to teach

Elementary

Grade K-5

Music

Grade K-12

create
English

Grade 6-12

Science

Grade 6-12

Mathematics

Grade 6-12

Social Science

Grade 6-12

The application filing period for the next academic year (beginning Fall 2020) will open in September 2019 and will close at the beginning of December 2019.

UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the News

UCLA Department of Education Rated Number One in US News & World Report Rankings

“We are humbled by this recognition,” says Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “It is a tribute to the extraordinary collective work of our world-renowned scholars, our amazing staff, and our students — the next generation of engaged, optimist Bruins taking their GSE&IS tools to make the world a better place. While it is important to keep these rankings in perspective, we are both gratified and grateful for the honor.”

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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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TEP & PLI Grad Anthony Yom Wins the Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education

“I am very honored to get the recognition, and I’m happy that my school gets an award, too,” Yom said. “I genuinely think that it is my students who have made me what I am. It is them who make me shine.”
Over the last four years, all of Yom’s calculus students at Lincoln High School have passed the AP exam, nearly all of them earning maximum credit on the test.

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