BE3 Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence

BE3 Identity Statement

Who We Are and Who We Strive to Be

BE3 prepares teachers who are committed to co-creating powerful and enriching classrooms that embody the values, relationships, and experiences of a more just world. Such spaces of learning are only possible when teachers build on the strengths and assets of students. These spaces emerge from a commitment, grounded in humility and hope, to construct classrooms, pedagogies, and practices in solidarity with families and communities who have been marginalized. In doing so, we strive to fulfill ongoing struggles for education that are genuinely for the public good and that resist prioritizing market-driven agendas over people. Our work as teachers requires a profound recognition that schooling and education have been avenues for liberation, transformation, and justice as well as oppression, colonization, and dehumanization—an awareness that demands that each moment of teaching is intentionally approached as political, ethical, and moral....

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Are you applying for a secondary credential (in English, Social Science, Math, or Science) and interested in a Computer Science (CS) Supplementary Authorization?

* No prior CS experience necessary!
* Receive a fellowship of at least $10,000
* Commit to teaching CS in the East Bay if opportunities permit
* Commit to taking 4 additional classes in summer 2020 and summer 2021

Secondary Math/Science credential candidates are also eligible to participate in the Trellis Teacher Scholars program. Find out more information here!

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Interested in Applying to BE3?

~~BE3 Prospective Student Information Sessions, Fall 2019~~

BE3 invites you to an Information Session for prospective applicants for UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education's Teacher MA + credential program.

Come learn how you can apply to join BE3's 2020-2021 cohort!  (Applications to enter BE3 in 2020-2021 are due December 2019).

Online Webinar Information Sessions via Zoom (9-10AM):

August 24, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 2, November 23, and December 7

In-Person Information Sessions on campus (6-7PM):

August 29, September 26, October 24, November 21, and December 5

Sign Up for Information Sessions Here

BE3 Program Assistant

Susie Hill
Program Assistant

Faculty Director

Professor Thomas Phillip
BE3 Faculty Director

Elisa Salasin
BE3 Co-Director and Recruitment Contact

Elementary/Multiple Subjects Pathway Lead

Nives Wetzel de Cediel
BE3 Co-Director

Supervision Lead

Jake Disston
BE3 Co-Director

Secondary Math/Science Pathway Lead


Sarah Altschul
BE3 Co-Director

Secondary English and Social Studies Pathway Lead