“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.”
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
Applying for the 2023-24 academic year?
The UCLA Teacher Education Program application deadline is December 1, 2022.
UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the News
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.
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!