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Programs of Study

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a one-year, post-baccalaureate program (2 summers and an academic year). We work with one cohort of students per year, with all students beginning in the summer and completing the program the following summer. UCSB candidates have the option to earn both a California teaching credential and a masters degree (M.Ed.) in one year. Please access the drop down list to the left for more information on each credential program and the M.Ed. program.


Education Specialist Teaching Credential (for special education teachers)

  • Mild/Moderate
  • Moderate/Severe

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (for elementary school teachers)

Single Subject Teaching Credential (for junior high or high school teachers) in:

  • English
  • History/Social Science
  • Industrial Technology (to be earned with a Physics credential to teach Engineering)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics)
    • For a joint MA in Chemistry and Teaching Credentials, go to
      • Note: if you are filling out an application for this program, select 'Chemistry' as your Major and select your Degree Objective as 'Master of Arts (MA) in Chemistry, Single Subject Teaching (SST) in Education - Teacher Education Program --- GGSE (TEP)'
  • World Language (French, Latin, and Spanish)


Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with an Emphasis in Teaching

An optional Masters of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.) degree may be pursued with the ESC, MST, or SST teaching credential. The M.Ed. in Teaching is a postgraduate, professional degree program that aims to help teacher candidates develop a responsible, creative vision of children (for SST: “adolescents”) and their learning. The M.Ed. and credential programs are concurrent, with the M.Ed. work extending through the second summer session of study.