Welcome to the UCSB Teacher Education Program community

Prospective Students

UCSB Teacher Education Program

Our 12-month teaching credential and master’s degree program is uniquely structured to focus on developing constructive relationships, immersing you in a full year of supported student teaching, and integrating coursework with fieldwork to put theory into practice. Our program combined with your curiosity, passion, and critical reflection about people and learning will help you grow into a teacher leader who strives to improve the educational system.

Where you will plant the seed

At UC Santa Barbara’s Teacher Education Program, we believe that education is an art form where everything is intertwined. We purposefully integrate university theory with K-12 fieldwork to solidify what you learn on paper in classroom practice. At UCSB, you will develop your own, unique pedagogical style of teaching as you help students to become great by working alongside effective teacher educators who encourage your success.

Where your roots will strengthen

We are a relationship-centric community of learners who work together to meet the diverse needs of our young population. Our faculty collaborates across all aspects of teacher preparation, providing you with a holistic and interdisciplinary learning experience. The individualized attention you will receive from being part of a close cohort allows you to be seen, known, and supported throughout the process of becoming a teacher leader.

Where your world perspective will expand

Santa Barbara is home to families with a wide array of linguistic, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. This exposure to a range of student worlds will teach you to be both adaptable and attentive to the interwoven stories each student contributes to the classroom.


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