Pathways to Education Careers
Alternative paths to becoming a teacher.
Perhaps you've always imagined becoming a teacher. Or maybe you're in the middle of a professional career, looking to transition into a career in education. Or maybe you're a college student or recent college graduate, wondering how to put your degree and knowledge to good use.
Wherever you are in your studies, career and life, and whatever your goals and aspirations, the School of Education offers multiple paths to becoming a teacher who changes lives while enhancing our local schools. We offer a range of unique, flexible and accelerated programs that make it affordable as well as attainable to become a certified, highly qualified public school teacher prepared for the challenges and rewards of teaching in today's diverse urban schools.
The Multiple and Single Subject Intern Program is an alternative preliminary credential pathway that allows candidates to work in P-12 public schools as classroom teachers of record while they complete university coursework necessary to become credentialed teachers. The Intern Program is designed to be completed in three semesters. Learn more.
The Special Education Intern Program (SEIP) is an alternative preliminary credential pathway that allows candidates to work in P-12 schools as teachers-of-record while they complete university coursework necessary to become fully credentialed teachers. Learn more.
Become a credentialed math or science teacher and earn your master's degree in just 18 months, while also earning a $20,000 living stipend. Learn more.
Expand your teaching possibilities with multiple credential options and authorizations to teach single subject, and gain firsthand teaching experience as a paid Teaching Assistant. Learn more.
Teach full-time with pay and benefits while completing your preliminary credential in just one year, and receive a $5,000 stipend to be used towards tuition and books. Learn more.
Receive up to $20,000 in scholarship assistance and grants, with the unique opportunity to participate in the TTT or UTR Credential Programs. Learn more.
This grant serves two audiences: current principals and aspiring principals. As part of the Principal Academy, current Principals enhance their instructional leadership skills to improve student achievement in their schools. Highly qualified aspiring school leaders earn their Preliminary Administrative Service credential, master's degree and receive support for leadership positions in high-needs schools in LAUSD. Learn more.
This grant serves two audiences: current and future charter and autonomous school leaders and aspiring leaders for these unique schools. As part of the Principal Academy, current school leaders enhance their instructional leadership skills to improve student achievement in their schools. Highly qualified aspiring school leaders earn their Preliminary Administrative Service Credential, master's degree and/or certificate to lead specifically charter and autonomous schools. Learn more.
The History Project, a California Subject Matter Project, offers high quality professional development in History-Social Science to area K-12 teachers. Learn more.