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....

Read the Full Statement Here

BE3 Credential Pathways

BE3 is a 15-month MA/credential program that offers the following pathways:

* Elementary Pathway (with MA and Multiple Subject Credential)

* Math+Science Pathway (with MA and Single Subject Credential in Math or Science)

* English Pathway (with MA and Single Subject Credential in English)

* History/Social Science Pathway (with MA and Single Subject Credential in History/Social Studies)

Watch a BE3 Information Webinar, sign up for Q&A office hours, attend a Virtual Brown Bag Lunch!

Learn more about BE3 from our prerecorded Information Webinar that can be accessed here. (updated for 2021)

After viewing the webinar, you can sign up to attend weekly Q&A office hours via Zoom to get further questions answered. Q&A sessions are offered biweekly on Wednesdays from 12-1 California time, and are not required but a great chance to discuss the program in depth. 

Sign Up for Q&A Sessions Here (NEW DATES ADDED!)


You are invited to bring your lunch to your computer and join BE3 Pathway leads, instructors, supervisors, and current students for informal conversation to learn more the BE3 experience. Brown bag lunches will be held via Zoom on Friday, October 29 (12-1:30PM) and Friday, November 19 (11-12:30PM).

If you are interested please sign up here, and a Zoom link will be sent to you approximately 24 hours before each event. 

Please consider coming to one of our Brown Bag events even if you have already attended an online info or Q&A session!

Earn a Supplemental Authorization!

BE3 has several options for Supplemental Authorizations!

Learn about Spanish Bilingual Authorization here.

Learn about Computer Science Authorization here. No prior CS experience necessary!

Secondary STEM Opportunities: Oakland Teacher Residency and Trellis

The Oakland Teacher Residency cultivates and grows local and diverse STEM teachers. Teacher Residents receive a $15,000 stipend to earn their credential while student teaching, plus 4 years of affordable housing support. In return Teacher Residents make a 4 year commitment to teach in Oakland. Visit to learn more about becoming an Oakland Teacher Resident, and view an informational video here.

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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BE3 Program Assistant

Susie Hill
Program Assistant

Professor Thomas Phillip
Senate Faculty Program Director

Sarah Altschul
Leadership Team: Humanities Pathway Lead

Kyle Beckham
Leadership Team: MA Lead

Jake Disston
Leadership Team: Math/Science Pathway Lead

Allegra Guarino
Leadership Team: Elementary Pathway Lead

Elisa Salasin
Leadership Team: Administrative and Operations Lead; MA Co-Lead

Nives Wetzel de Cediel
Leadership Team: Placement and Supervision Lead