Information Meetings

If you are interested in applying to the TEP, you must read through the Application Handbook of the credential you are interested in applying to (ESC, MST, SST) and we recommend you attend one of the following meetings. The Pre-Professional Program also offers their meetings directly after several of the Information Meeting dates.

The TEP Information Meetings provide information regarding the structure of the credential program with the Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed.); university, program, and state requirements for admission; and instructions for completing the online E-App.

We recommend applicants interested in applying to the program attend an information meeting as soon as possible, as applicants may need at least one year to complete the university, program, and state requirements required for admission.

Reservations are not required for the on-campus meetings. If you have further questions, please contact the TEP Office: tepapp@education.ucsb.edu or 805-893-2084.

Please see our Campus Map for directions to the Education (ED) Building.

Information Meetings
  • Thursday January 9, 11:00 am, Education 1205
  • Monday January 13, 5:30 pm, online webinar
  • Tuesday January 21, 5:30 pm, Education 1215

Pre-Professional Meetings

Since a minimum 60 hours of pre-professional experience is one of the application requirements for the program, the Pre-professional Orientation & Placement Meetings are offered directly after several of the Information Meetings.

The Pre-professional Program provides individuals who are considering a career in education with opportunities to participate in school and classroom experiences at either the elementary or secondary level. It gives those who are undecided about a career in education a chance to see if classroom life is really for them. For those who are committed to a career in education, it provides valuable classroom experience in preparation for entrance into a university credential program. Pre-professional experience is required for entrance into most credential programs including the UCSB Teacher Education Program. 

Pre-Professional Meetings
  • Thursday January 9, 12:00 pm, Education 1205
  • Tuesday January 21, 6:30 pm, Education 1215