teach. transform. inspire.

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

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!