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UC Merced Extension | Education Programs

ABOUT US

UC Merced Extension Education Programs has developed a plan for preparing teachers, which is defined by our Mission and Vision statements and is aligned with the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP), developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Mission

The UC Merced Extension Teacher Preparation Program exists to develop culturally responsive educators who equitably facilitate cross-disciplinary, integrative learning to catalyze student potential and empowerment.

Vision

The UC Merced Extension Teacher Preparation Program aspires to be a recognized model for developing culturally responsive teachers who are committed to empowering their students. The Teacher Preparation Program is aligned with the vision of the University of California, Merced—upholding 21st century priorities for interdisciplinary learning and public service. To achieve this aspiration, the Teacher Preparation Program:

  1. Aims to establish culturally respectful communication regarding questions, ideas, and solutions in the context of the Teacher Preparation Program courses and clinical placements.
  2. Aims to nurture collaboration between teacher candidates and students to achieve learning goals, maximizing collective talent and expertise.
  3. Aims to develop skills for critical and creative problem-solving among teacher candidates and students, applicable to all content domains.
     

Accreditation

The Teacher Preparation Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
The curriculum of the UC Merced Extension Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) prepares individuals to be recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) as Single or Multiple Subject teachers in California. More information about professional licensure and certification may be found here

Initial Institutional Approval – Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for University of California, Merced