Application for Undergraduate Year of the Science Teacher Education Program (STEP)
This application is for those applying to begin the undergraduate year of the STEP program in the 2019-20 academic year. For admittance to the graduate year of the program (2020-21), you must apply to and be accepted by the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. This is a separate application process that will take place in the Fall 2019.
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UCLA Student ID *
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First Name *
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Middle Name
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Mailing Address: (Your decision letter will be sent to this address via US Postal Service.) *
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CITY *
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Permanent Address: *
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CITY *
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Ethnicity
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Year entered UCLA: *
Quarter entered UCLA: *
Anticipated date of graduation *
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UCLA Major *
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UCLA Minor
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Are you a transfer student? *
Other Colleges or Universities Attended:
For each, please list: Name of College, Location, Dates attended (from/to), Degree, Major
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Grade Point Average (applicant's estimate) *
College/University GPA, Overall
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College/University GPA, Science *
College/University GPA, Science only
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Bilingual Background *
Can you communicate in more than one language?
If yes, what languages?
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If fluent in Spanish, are you interested in the Bilingual Authorization Program in Spanish?
Occupational Background:
Please list recent employment, either education or otherwise. For each, please provide: Job Description, Employer, Dates
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Volunteer Experience:
Please list any volunteer positions related to education. For each, please provide Activity, Position Held, Dates
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Extra-curricular activities
Please list any extra-curricular activities in college or your community that you consider relevant to education. For each, please provide Activity, Position Held, Dates
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STEP APPLICATION ESSAY
You should paste your answer(s) below from a word processing document. In addition, please email a pdf version of your essay to cateach@chem.ucla.edu. Please be sure to include your name within the pdf document.
ESSAY: (Limit your response to 2 pages.) *
Describe your experience with children and youth in an urban setting. Please describe the setting in some detail. If you have not had any experience with children and youth in an urban setting, explain why you are interested in a program that focuses on teaching in urban schools. Include also the development of your teaching interest.
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NSF Noyce Scholarship
The Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to increase the number and quality of science and math teachers who are prepared to teach in high-need schools throughout the country.

Scholarship/Forgivable Loans are available up to $16,500 for your Senior year.

There are two key requirements for this forgivable loan: (1) that you are a citizen or permanent resident and (2) that you work for two years in a school district that has at least one school that meets specific high-need criteria--exactly the kind of school that the UCLA program works with. The first-year of the service requirement is your resident year in graduate school. During this year you will be working in one of our partner schools, all of which meet the high-need requirements. You do not need to stay in this school for the second year, although most of our students do, so long as the school you go to is in a district where one of the schools in that district meets the "high-need" requirement described in the agreement. These districts are easy to find everywhere in the country.

As a Noyce Scholarship recipient, you will also attend a four-week pre-credential summer program to begin August 12, 2019 (tentative). During the first week, you will attend professional development seminars at UCLA, followed by three weeks of observation and participation at one of the Graduate School of Education's partner schools. Details to be confirmed in Winter/Spring Quarter.
Do you wish to apply for a Noyce Scholarship for 2019-20? *
Noyce Scholarship statement:
If you would like to be considered for a Noyce scholarship, you must respond to the following (500 Word limit, typed, double-spaced, 12-point font.) Please describe how your prior life experiences—academic, professional, volunteer, etc.—demonstrate a commitment to serving educationally underrepresented segments of society. If applicable, please discuss ways in which social, economic, or other disadvantages that you have had to overcome have affected your academic opportunities.
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GROUP INTERVIEW
All applicants to the Science-Education program must attend a Group Interview as part of the admissions process. Applicants will engage in small group activities under the direction of the Education Facilitator and will be evaluated with regard to their contributions, interpersonal skills, and group interactions. The Group Interviews will be held in Moore Hall. Please select ONE interview date and time below. This will be your assigned date and time. You should receive a reminder and additional information from the Graduate School of Education prior to the interview; occasionally dates and times may differ. Professional dress is appropriate. You are not required to bring any materials with you.
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CBEST and CSET
The CBEST (or equivalent test) and all CSET tests should be taken on or before January 5, 2019 for your application to be considered complete.
How do you plan to satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement? *
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CSET III: specify test, if applicable
Tests 120-123 were administered prior to August 7, 2017. If you took 118 & 119 but not one of 120-123, then select one of the current tests 217-220 to satisfy the requirement.
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Optional comments regarding tests
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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Letters of recommendation should be submitted by your recommenders directly to cateach@chem.ucla.edu, or by mail to:

Attn: Janice Daniel (c/o UCLA California Teach)
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Chemistry
607 Charles E. Young Dr. East
1037 Young Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569
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The Cal Teach office will deliver your application materials to the Graduate School of Education on your behalf. All applications will be reviewed and decisions made by the Graduate School of Education, and you will be contacted directly by them regarding your application status.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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