Developmental Teacher Education (DTE)

UC Berkeley’s Developmental Teacher Education Program (DTE) is dedicated to improving the quality of classroom learning by educating teachers to create equitable classrooms and curriculum for linguistically and culturally diverse learners in urban settings.  The DTE program is grounded in a developmental framework. DTE teacher candidates build a deep understanding of the interplay between children’s development, teaching, and learning, with a focus on teaching for social justice and arts integration. We are guided by the belief that public education is about meeting the standards and going beyond... It is about equity and social justice.  It is about connecting with communities.  It is about teaching and leading with a vision.  

DTE is a 15-month, full time program leading to a master’s degree and Multiple Subject Credential (K-8) that integrates diverse field experiences with challenging coursework. DTE fosters reflective and critical professionalism, and our graduates are highly valued.  DTE graduates have a high rate of employment in San Francisco Bay Area elementary and middle school classrooms, and often serve as mentors for DTE teacher candidates. Our graduates become part of a large network of teachers and educational leaders who are dedicated to improving teaching and schools throughout their careers.