Bringing educators together to

collaborate, inspire, and lead.


The UCI Teacher Academy brings together expertise of the UCI Center for Educational Partnerships California Subject Matter Partnerships and the faculty and teacher educators in the School of Education to centralize and promote professional development for K12 teachers.

We serve teachers from the greater OC community by offering high quality, evidence-based professional learning experiences to enhance educational opportunities to improve student learning. Our ultimate aim is to create a context where teachers collaborate with colleagues, inspire one another to improve instructional practice, and lead others in transforming their instruction that will ultimately improve learning opportunities for youth in Orange County schools.

Program Directors:

Elizabeth van Es


Nicole Gilbertson


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