Programs of Study
The Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a 12-month, post-baccalaureate program. We work with one cohort of students per year, with all students beginning in June and completing the program the following June. UCSB candidates will earn a California teaching credential and have the option to concurrently earn a Master’s degree (M.Ed.) in one year. Candidates may also have the option to complete a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish (BLA) while pursuing their Credential. The Bilingual Authorization will be recommended at the same time as the credential. The credentials we offer are:
Education Specialist Instruction Credential
"I want to be a Special Education teacher."
- Mild to Moderate Support Needs (previously Mild/Moderate Disabilities)
- Extensive Support Needs (previously Moderate/Severe Disabilities)
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
"I want to be an Elementary School teacher."
For self-contained classrooms, typically grades K-6.
Single Subject Teaching Credential
"I want to be a Junior High or High School teacher.”
- History/Social Science
- Science (Life Sciences, Chemistry*, Earth Science, and Physics)
- World Language (Spanish)
*Learn more about the joint degree program for an MA in Chemistry and Teaching Credential.
Learn more about the structure of our program by reviewing our Program Handbook.