Pathways to Teaching

The UCLA Career Center has developed a packet of information, titled Pathways to Teaching, that includes information on exams, preparing to apply to credential programs, alternative teaching programs, as well as a sample teaching resume and interview questions. Note that this packet was created in 2012, and some of the information on UCLA (and other) programs is no longer current. Please check directly with the UCLA Graduate School of Education for the most up to date information on their programs. In general, the UCLA Career Center has provided this information as a starting point, and strongly suggests you always check with the school/program you are interested in to confirm their current offerings and requirements.

Visit career.ucla.edu to explore additional workshops, handouts and services that can assist you in your career exploration and job search.

TEACH California (www.teachcalifornia.org) is a Web site administered by the California Department of Education (CDE). With the understanding that California faces a great shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers, the site is designed to explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, and offer links to important resources. The CDE is pleased to support and further develop TEACH California, whose original design and structure was created by CalTeach (California Center for Teaching Careers), a program administered by the California State University Chancellor's Office.

Students often ask whether a teaching credential, obtained in California, would be valid in other states. In many cases, reciprocity between states has been established, allowing you to transfer your certification to another state. For state specific information, please visit the following website: http://certificationmap.com