Math & Science Programs for Undergraduates
Joint Mathematics Education Program – JMEP
In response to the shortage of highly-qualified secondary mathematics teachers, Center X also partners with UCLA’s Mathematics Department to engage seniors in the Joint Mathematics Education Program. For mathematics majors who are considering secondary teaching, JMEP offers seniors a way to begin taking teacher-education courses in their senior year. The following year, they are employed as full time mathematics teachers with full salary in TEP partnership schools and work toward a master’s degree in education.
Science Teacher Education Program – STEP
In response to the shortage of highly-qualified secondary science teachers, Center X also partners with academic departments to engage UCLA seniors in the Science Teacher Education Program. The goal of Science Teacher Education Program (STEP) is to accelerate the timeline for highly qualified UCLA undergraduate science majors to become secondary level science teachers in public urban schools.
The goal of our program is to encourage UCLA students who are studying math, science, and engineering to consider teaching math and science as a possible career. As such, we offer guided exploration of teaching as a career, and additional support and pathways for those who decide that teaching is for them!
How to Apply
The respective application processes are outline by the Mathematics and Science Departments. Please see the Joint Mathematics Education Program and the Science Teacher Education Program pages for full application materials.
- Joint Mathematics Education Program
Application deadline: April 2018
- Science Teacher Education Program
Application deadline: December 1, 2017