UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is now accepting applications for the Teacher Education Program class of 2018-2019. The Teacher Education Program (TEP) offers a rigorous, 13-month, post-graduate Masters Degree + Credential program (an academic year with 2 summers). To learn more about each of the three programs we offer—elementary, secondary, and special education—see the Programs of Study page for more information.
The final application deadline is February 1, 2018. Applicants should consider visiting campus for an information meeting: the next dates for meetings are September 13, September 28, October 10, October 25, November 9, November 17, and December 1.
The Teacher Education Program sees itself as responsive to the core mission of the University of California—teaching, research, and public service. The University’s active involvement in public-school partnerships and professional development institutes help strengthen the expertise of teachers and the academic achievement of students in communities throughout California.
The Governor’s State Educator Excellence Task Force has named TEP a model program for the state of California. “A number of California’s traditional and alternative teacher education programs – ranging from Cal State campuses at Long Beach and Chico to internships in Elk Grove and New Haven to UC programs at Berkeley, Santa Barbara and UCLA to private colleges like Mills and Stanford – have been documented in national research as highly successful models for preparing teachers,” the report Greatness by Design: Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain the Golden State claims. “These and other California programs have led the nation in developing strategies for preparing teachers for English learners, preparing teachers to succeed in urban schools, and creating clinical training in professional development schools that others have emulated.”
TEP’s most recent accreditation review stressed the reputation of Gevirtz School graduates: “Interviewees agreed that UCSB candidates are held in high regard throughout the region for their professionalism and reflective practice, as well as for their skills in collaboration. In addition, UCSB graduates were described as exceptionally well prepared to educate and support diverse learners, and able to draw knowledgeably on a wide range of effective strategies. Several employers stated during interviews that they seek out graduates of UCSB programs, who often become leaders in the field. In addition, a variety of stakeholders noted that UCSB candidates seek out opportunities to engage with families and communities. UCSB is to be commended for preparing educators who are so highly valued throughout the region.”