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Preparing Students for College

Working in under-resourced schools across the state, UC provides support through programs that have enabled many young people to achieve access to higher education.

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“The University of California plays a role in the education of millions of California students, whether or not they are UC-bound.”

Preparing and Supporting Educators

UC’s educator preparation work is organized along a continuum that begins at the undergraduate level, with programs designed to recruit and provide early preparation for students to explore careers in teaching, continues through post-baccalaureate teacher credential programs, and extends to ongoing, in-depth professional development for practicing educators.

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“Recruiting and training high-quality educators is one of the most important challenges facing the field of education today. This is particularly true in California, with a diverse K-12 student population that includes many low-income and English learners.”

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