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Our programs aim to help young people engage with the future by exposing them to some of the most exciting fields of research and study through in-person and online courses.

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Our courses, certificates, and state-approved credentials are designed to prepare individuals and educators for reflective practice in increasingly diverse classrooms, focusing on issues of equity and excellence.

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OSHER (50+ Adults)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who want to be part of a learning community with peers.

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ECO Program Finder

Take advantage of opportunities for educational, career, and personal growth. Open to teachers, parents, pre-college students, 50+ and visitors. Explore everything there is to learn with ECO.

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Education Channel

The Department of Education and Community Outreach at UC San Diego Extension, the Education Channel is a partner to educators, a resource for parents, and a way for students across the lifespan to continue learning and growing. Our evolving lineup of programs is designed to support educational goals and encourage creativity during the pandemic and beyond.

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Through a network of scholars, practitioners and fellows, the UC Professional Development Institute (UCPDI) conducts applied research in diverse professional settings. UCPDI also offers facilitated and self-paced courses, seminars, sessions and programs on campus, onsite and online.

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Teaching at Extension

Are you interested in sharing your expertise with others? UC San Diego Extension is currently seeking instructors with strong communication skills and extensive professional experience.

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UC San Diego Extension believes great social and economic prosperity comes from integrating the collective knowledge of the university, community leaders and professionals. Learn More


“We believe that true excellence is achieved through productive relationships among people of diverse perspectives, as defined by UC San Diego’s Principles of Community.“ Learn more about UC San Diego Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


The UC San Diego community holds great respect for the land and the original people of the area where our campus is located. The university is built on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community. We acknowledge their tremendous contributions to our region and thank them for their stewardship.