The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is a vibrant community that draws together all who are interested in education in ways that encourage them to be engaged learners, critical thinkers, and socially responsible citizens. The Center provides matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to undergraduate students preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. The Center also serves as a resource for faculty and staff who provide instruction and other services in LMU’s undergraduate teacher preparation programs. Undergraduate students completing a program supported by the Center will achieve both a major in their chosen discipline, as well as fulfill the requirements set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a preliminary teaching credential within their time at LMU.

Alumni in the Field

Our alumni are highly sought upon program completion and well respected in the field of education. Our alumni teach in some of the following school systems:

  • Centinela Valley Union High School District
  • Culver City Unified School District
  • Hawthorne School District
  • Lawndale Elementary School District
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified District
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
  • Wiseburn Unified School District
  • Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • KIPP LA Schools
  • PUC Schools
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Private School Sector

Value Added

LMU offers many opportunities to engage with other students and with the community.
A few opportunities that students in the Center have engaged in include:

  • Alternative break trips
  • Alumni mentoring program
  • Early field experiences
  • Professional conferences
  • Renowned speakers
  • School site mentoring
  • Study Abroad programs
  • Student led teacher club
  • Undergraduate research
  • Volunteer in community

Are you interested in earning your bachelor's degree and teaching credential simultaneously? We would like to ensure that you receive proper advising and information about our programs in a personal way. You can schedule an in-person advising appointment. Please email us at or (310) 258-8806 to schedule your appointment.


*All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirement of states outside of California.