Pathways Offered by Subject

If your goal is to become a teacher, the Teacher Education Program offers several academic program pathways that culminate in a teaching credential and/or Master of Education degree.

If you are already a teacher, please look at the Principal Leadership Institute, which offers a Master of Education degree and a Tier 1 administrative credential.

Bilingual Authorization

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn an optional Bilingual Authorization (Spanish) during the program.

Experienced teachers may earn a Bilingual Authorization (Spanish, Mandarin or French) in the Bilingual Authorization Summer Intensive.

Elementary

Grades K-8

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn a multiple-subject credential to teach elementary grades and a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) in this pathway:

English

Grades 6-12

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn a single-subject credential to teach secondary (grades 6-12) English and a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) in this pathway:

Mathematics

Grades 6-12

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn a single-subject credential to teach secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) in these pathways:

Music

Grades K-12

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn a credential to teach music in this pathway:

Science

Grades 6-12

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn a single-subject credential to teach secondary (grades 6-12) science and a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) in these pathways:

Social Science

Grades 6-12

Candidates in the Teacher Education Program can earn a single-subject credential to teach secondary (grades 6-12) social science and a Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) in this pathway:

Applying for the 2023-24 academic year?

The UCLA Teacher Education Program application deadline is December 1, 2022.

Through our coursework on sociocultural learning, critical race theory, and community cultural wealth we use theory to make sense of our field work, and our field work to make sense of theory. This bond between theory and practice helps us as new teachers to understand both how to create the environment where our students engage in meaningful learning and why that is so important.”

Leib Sutcher
TEP Novice Year at Lawndale High School