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Programs of Study

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.

  • English
  • History/Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • 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.