Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP)

The Berkeley Teacher Education Program prepares teachers who are committed to co-creating powerful and enriching classrooms that embody the values, relationships, and experiences of a more just world.
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BTEP is a 15-month MA/credential program that offers the following pathways:

  • Elementary/Multiple Subject Pathway (K-6/8)

  • Secondary Math and Science Pathways (Learn about Secondary STEM Opportunities through the Oakland Teacher Residency) 

  • Secondary English Pathway 

  • Secondary History/Social Science Pathway 

BTEP also offers supplemental authorizations in the following areas: 

  • Spanish Bilingual Authorization: Learn more here!

    The Bilingual Authorization (BA) Program at UC Berkeley follows from explicit pieces of our Identity Statement for teaching toward a more socially-just world. We aim to prepare powerful, equity-oriented teachers who will be well-equipped to build bilingualism and biliteracy in Spanish and English for learners across the socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds represented in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Learn about Computer Science Authorization here. No prior CS experience necessary! (NOTE: BTEP's CS Authorization Program is on hold until further notice)

BTEP Faculty and Students

Learn more about BTEP from our prerecorded Information Webinar that can be accessed here.

After viewing the webinar, you can sign up to attend Q&A office hours via Zoom to get further questions answered. Q&A sessions are offered biweekly on Wednesdays from 4-4:45PM California time, and are not required but a great chance to discuss the program in depth.  

Sign Up for Q&A Sessions Here. (updated with 2024 dates!)