Teaching at UCLA Extension

Information for prospective instructors, new hires, and current staff

Join our team

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As one of the largest and most comprehensive continuing education providers in the nation, UCLA Extension combines top-tier academics with practical, real-world applications. We are committed to the success of our students, both in and out of the classroom.

We are always looking for talented instructors to join our team.

As a UCLA Extension instructor, you will:

  • Be a part of UCLA, #1 public university in the United States
  • Help others grow, learn, and transform their lives
  • Educate the next generation of professionals in your field
  • Engage with and learn from our diverse, dedicated, and goal-oriented student body
  • Gain support and training applicable to both new and experienced instructors who are looking to refine their skills and apply the most up-to-date and evidence-based teaching strategies in the classroom

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Everything you need to succeed

  • Get started with teaching at UCLA Extension
  • Master Canvas features
  • Manage Zoom meetings
  • Best practices for teaching & learning
  • Reporting and managing incidents of concern
  • And more...

Instructor Knowledge Base

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Instructor Spotlight

UCLA Extension instructors are experts in their field, top performers in their industry, and experienced practitioners of their craft. They use the power of education to transform lives, businesses, and communities.

From filmmaking to medicine, legal to architecture, our instructors impart a wealth of wisdom and experience onto our students year in and year out.

To recognize those who exemplify excellence in teaching, each year we honor select members of our teaching staff at the Distinguished Instructor Awards. Instructors are nominated by their program departments.

Mission and Values

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We are UCLA, offering exceptional continuing, lifelong, and professional education to empower individuals and organizations to thrive in an ever changing world.


We create innovative, socially just pathways to pursue knowledge and apply skills by connecting the resources of UCLA with diverse and worldwide communities. Our alumni are leaders, change-makers, and open thinkers, whose creative impact effects positive change in local and global communities.

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