Welcome to the UCSB Teacher Education Program community

Prospective Students

UCSB Teacher Education Program

Within one rigorous twelve-month academic year, we offer a postgraduate Master of Education and Teaching Credential program. Our focus to reach all learners and a practice grounded in partner schools makes our program one of the highest quality in the nation. Our teacher candidates serve as professionals who value the power of education, emphasize student-driven and relationship-centric learning, represent our diverse communities, and become teacher leaders who are motivated 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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