About TEP: Teacher preparation programs are not created equal. If you are committed to becoming a great teacher, you must begin with excellent preparation. UCSB’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) offers a rigorous, 13-month, post-graduate M.Ed. and teaching credential program (an academic year with 2 summers). It is one of the highest quality programs in the nation, with state-of-the art practice grounded in partner schools, a focus on teaching to reach ALL learners, and teacher educators with established records of success. We work with one cohort of teacher candidates per year and keep the program small to ensure individualized attention for each teacher candidate (approximately 100 candidates). Our course- and field-work is concurrent, which means candidates spend the entire academic year in schools, developing their practice with daily guidance, then extending their learning in afternoon/evening courses. This allows for a more streamlined, purposeful integration of university and fieldwork, which drives our faculty to collaborate across all aspects of teacher preparation. We strive for a community of learners where everyone—teacher candidates, teacher educators, and K-12 teachers—are working together to meet the needs of our new, our diverse, and our very different generation of learners.
There has never been a greater urgency for excellent teachers. The world is changing, our learners are changing, and there are too many students who are not getting the education they need and deserve. Click on the following links see the outcomes we expect for our graduates and what we value as a program.
Degrees: M.Ed. with an Emphasis in Teaching
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (for elementary school teachers)
Single Subject Teaching Credential (for junior high or high school teachers) in:
• Social Science
• World Language (French, German, Latin, and Spanish)
• Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics)
Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Teaching Credential (for special education teachers)
Employers: to advertise a teaching job opening to our TEP alumni, please send your job opening information to: email@example.com
Title II Pass Rates are included for UC Santa Barbara on page 57 and linked from this California government page: