K-12 Educator Professional Development

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Since 1917, UCLA Extension Education has provided staff development, in-service, and professional outreach to practitioners at all levels of education—preschool, elementary, secondary, adult, and higher education.

We partner with UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS) to create a community of learning and action with a social justice emphasis. Its members are scholars, practitioners, teachers, agenda setters, and public intellectuals who research, teach, and prepare practitioners and researchers in learning and information fields in an environment of multiple constituencies. The shared goal is to enhance the life experience of all individuals through inquiry, professional practice, and policy that leads to equitable access to quality education.

The benefits of learning with UCLA Extension:

  • A relationship with the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • Relationships with local school districts throughout the Los Angeles basin and the Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Partnerships with government agencies, professional associations, and business and industry in the development and implementation of professional programs
  • Relationships with the California Department of Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to implement legislative mandates, curricular reform, and certification requirements
  • Extensive experience in the development and implementation of model sequences and certificated programs, national conferences, courses, and workshops
  • The ability to provide university professional development credit that applies to state licensing/credentialing requirements, salary advancement in public and private institutions, and in specific cases, to university/college degrees
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Online AP® Summer Institute

Our Advanced Placement® (AP®) Summer Institute is the only College Board endorsed program that is available online, offering intensive professional development for AP® educators.

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