Science Teaching Opportunities

The science focus of UCLA Cal Teach offers five distinct opportunities to explore science teaching (Science Ed. 1XP, 10XP, 15XP, 100XP, and Summer Internship). 


You will have the opportunity to explore science teaching at the elementary, middle, and/or high school level (Sci Ed 1XP, 10XP, 15XP). Students then have the opportunity to continue to the capstone course that has a high school focus (Sci Ed 100XP).  All of these courses combine the theoretical learning in the seminar with the practical application of the hands-on internship.


You may continue to explore teaching during our one-week intensive Summer Internship, offered the week prior to the beginning of Fall Quarter.


For those students who have made the decision to become a science teacher, you will have the opportunity to combine your undergraduate and graduate studies and accelerate the timeline to becoming a science teacher (Science Teacher Education Program). In this program, you would take credential courses during your senior year (last year before graduating) and the summer following graduation, to obtain your credential by the end of summer.


You may also declare the Science Education Minor. Students interested in K-12 education, as well as graduate programs in their STEM disciplines, are the primary focus.