The education professionals and leaders of today and tomorrow start at UCLA.


Education Alumni

Our education alumni are made up of graduates from our world renowned degree programs in the Department of Education, the Teacher Education Program, and the Principal Leadership Institute. Our alumni carry on UCLA’s tradition of striving for excellence, thinking out of the box, and transforming people’s lives.

They have gone on to serve the education profession as some of the best researchers, teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum and program developers, consultants, and collaborators in urban environments where they are bettering the lives of students and the education system at large. Their reach includes over 62 schools in the greater Los Angeles area as well as schools, school districts, think tanks, education institutions, and government agencies across the country and around the world.

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Teacher Education Program (TEP) Alumni

The Teacher Education Program was founded in 1992 to prepare aspiring teachers to become the most effective and innovative educators in urban settings. Our alumni are not only teaching but transforming and inspiring the citizens of tomorrow. They are three times more likely than other highly-qualified teachers to commit to their respective schools and more likely to pursue leadership positions. It’s no surprise many of them have gone on to earn “Teacher of the Year” awards and Teach Plus Los Angeles Policy fellowships.

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Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) Alumni

The PLI program at UCLA is a rigorous 15-month program that prepares the next generation of visionaries and leaders for our nation’s schools, school districts, and education institutions. Our well-recognized alumni carry on the program’s principles of academic excellence, equity, and integrity as a way to maximize achievement and opportunity for students. Over 90% of cohort members of the Class of 2011 alone went on to assume roles as assistant principals, teachers, school district staff, principals, and other educational policy based roles after graduation.

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