UCLA Extension


Learn from High-Quality Instructors

When you take a course through UCLA Extension, you’ll meet one of our more than 2,500 instructors. These teachers work with us to develop cutting-edge curricula and are dedicated to providing you with quality instruction.

Many of our instructors have been with us for a number of years, and all are familiar with the challenges facing working adults who wish to advance their skills.

  • Our instructors are well-regarded in their field, with real-world experience
  • These working professionals offer networking opportunities and relevant, current insights
  • Instructors may also include UCLA faculty
  • To ensure a good classroom experience for you, we provide instructor orientation and training
  • We regularly review student evaluations of both instructors and courses to ensure continuing quality

Throughout Extension, we support and recognize the contributions of our individual instructors because we realize how important quality teachers are to our students.

Listed below are recipients of the Dean’s Distinguished Instructor Award, presented to select instructors who demonstrated excellence in the classroom, and who provided special contributions to curriculum development, mentoring, collaborative service to other instructors, and institution-wide contributions.

Architecture + Interior Design Instructors:

Become an Arc+ID Instructor

Experienced and knowledgeable working professionals enjoy teaching at UCLA Extension. They are key to our success as one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers. Join our more than 2,500 instructors who lead courses and seminars, or serve as panelists in a broad array of fields, including business, entertainment, preschool and K-12 education, engineering, finance, design, landscape architecture and many more! Courses are taught evenings, weekends, daytime, and online. Course locations include Westwood, downtown Los Angeles, and others. As a UCLA Extension instructor you will:

  • Guide and mentor others new to your profession
  • Help motivated adult learners change their lives
  • Give to your industry and the community
  • Become affiliated with UCLA and its mission to advance knowledge and practice, research and innovation, and civic engagement

Impart your skills and knowledge to other and enjoy the satisfaction of being a UCLA Extension instructor.

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Interested in teaching? Apply to become an instructor