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Teacher Preparation Program

Applications for Fall 2018 close June 30, 2018, apply today!

The Teacher Preparation Program begins Fall 2018! Applications close June 30, 2018.

The University of California, Merced Extension teaching credential programs prepare culturally responsive educators for the 21st century. Candidates are trained to effectively support learning and flourishing for every student. Focus includes English language learners and children with disabilities. Program courses integrate research-based content and methods with technology to advance digital literacy. Candidates are mentored by veteran educators who challenge, nurture and inspire.

About the Program

Future educators mastering classroom skills through hands-on learning in the Teacher Preparation Program.Working as a cohort, you can obtain a credential in one year through full-time study combined with fieldwork. You can apply for either the Multiple or Single Subject track. You will develop instructional expertise and knowledge of the California Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards with UC Merced Extension's teaching credential program.

In addition, you will:

  • Use theory to collaboratively guide teaching practice
  • Personalize instruction for diverse learners
  • Develop lesson plans and effective cross-disciplinary content
  • Practice restorative justice and authentic care
  • Nurture and educate English language learners through an inclusive class environment
  • Develop critical and creative problem-solving for students
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences. This includes colleagues, families, and community.

Courses will be held at the new Downtown Campus Center in downtown Merced during the evening for ease of accessibility and convenience.

Read more about the Teacher Preparation Program.

Link to 5.30.18 Information Session Presenation

Cost and Schedule

After we receive and review your application, your program advisor will review cost and potential financial aid options with you.

  • Program cost is $20,700 based on current per unit fee of $450/unit for 46 units.
  • There is a potential for as much as a 12 unit discount (up to $5,400 discount = $15,300) based on previous coursework and fieldwork.

Course descriptions and schedules.

Information Seminar

If you missed the recent information seminar, you can view the Multiple or Single Subject Teacher Preparation Program Information Session pdf.

How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the Multiple or Single Subject Teacher Preparation Program for 2018-2019. Before submitting your application, please review the Admissions Requirements. After reviewing your submitted application, you may be contacted for an interview. Apply today!

Pending WSCUC and CTC approval.