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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Teacher Education Program at UCSB! Before applying, we encourage you to attend an Information Meeting, review our Program Values, or check out our Top 3 Reasons to Apply.

While there are many university, state, and program requirements, applying doesn’t have to be challenging. Complete the four application steps below and review the Application Handbook thoroughly.

Application Steps

1. Complete your application prerequisites

2. Apply online using the UCSB Graduate Division eApp.

3. Attach supporting documents

4. Attend interviews

Application deadline: January 13, 2023

For your convenience, we have created a TEP Credential & Program Requirements Checklist. This checklist will help you keep track of all of your state testing and other requirements that cannot be found on the eApp. 

Information Meetings

Have questions about the program or how to apply? Attend one of upcoming information meetings!

Or join us for our application workshop (December 8th, 2022; 10-11 am) where we will go through how to apply in detail, provide helpful application tips, and answer your questions.


Need support finalizing your application? Sign up for virtual, individual Application Drop-In Hours for personalized answers to your application questions. The TEP Office staff will be available from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm on:

  • Tuesday, January 3 - Friday, January 6
  • Monday, January 9 - Thursday, January 12

Sign up here!

Contact Us

For general questions about the program and application process, please contact the Teacher Education Program Office:
(805) 893-2084
Office: ED 3230, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm