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SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union UTEACH Pathway

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SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Applications for the 2019-2020 UTEACH Cohort are DUE Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

UTEACH Pathway Overview

The SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union UTEACH (Urban Teaching Academy) pathway is a unique opportunity for students to combine pedagogy and practice in a personalized credential program designed to fully prepare future teachers in a hands-on supportive school setting.  Program features include the following:

  • UTEACH is a yearlong school/university residency program. 
  • UTEACH teaching methods courses are held at school sites working with children in real classroom settings.
  • UTEACH offers personalized attention from University faculty and school based personnel.
  • UTEACH course work and student teaching are pre-arranged, and linked to real teaching in a real classroom, and your space is reserved in every course.
  • UTEACH faculty support, instruct and advise you on site in a school based, personalized setting.  No campus parking problems.
  • UTEACH future teachers are taught to teach by teaching children in a guided clinical classroom setting.

For more information on the UTEACH pathway, contact TPAC at or come to one of our Meet & Greet Information Sessions.

Spring 2019 UTEACH Meet & Greet

Date Time Location
Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:00-4:00pm EED-1
Tuesday March 12, 2019 3:00-4:00pm EED-17

UTEACH Courses

The UTEACH Pathway contains the same coursework as the Traditional Pathway however the course sequence is structured differently and it is a cohort program.  The UTEACH pathway begins only in the Fall semester only.  Candidates must successfully completed the pre-requisites and co-requisites courses and the Liberal Studies core courses (ITEP only) prior to beginning UTEACH. The Pedagogy/Methods courses are offered off campus at a partner elementary school in Long Beach Unified School District.  

Pedagogy/Methods courses are combined with student teaching during the Fall and Spring semesters.  All requirements for student teaching and admission to program must be met at the time of application to the credential program.

Typical UTEACH Schedule (this is subject to change):

Fall Semester:

EDEL 452  – Teaching & Learning Reading, K-8(3)

EDEL 462  – Teaching & Learning Mathematics, K-8 (3)

SCED 475  – Teaching & Learning Science, K-8(3)

EDEL 482  – Student Teaching (8) 

Spring Semester:

EDEL 442  – Teaching & Learning Language Arts, K-8(3)

EDEL 472  – Teaching & Learning History-Social Science, K-8  (3)

EDEL 482  – Student Teaching (8) 

Application Requirements

UTEACH Applications are due no later than April 1st. This is a final deadline. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that all requirements are met for program admission.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Candidates must meet the following admission criteria to be eligible for admission to the UTEACH Pathway:

  • Submission of a complete application packet prior to the appropriate deadline 
  • G.P.A. of at least 2.75 for the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units, or 2.67 overall 
  • Completion and passage of oral interview with program faculty 
  • Verification of Basic Skills Requirement
  • Current TB test verification 
  • Demonstration of Subject Matter Competence – Passage of CSET: Multiple Subjects (all three subtest) (Scores valid for ten years after passing test date and must be valid at the time credential is completed) or completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Waiver Program.
  • Successful completion of pre-requisite courses with a B or better, co-requisite courses and Liberal Studies core courses, including EDEL 300 (ITEP students only)

For program application information click on MSCP Admissions in the navigation menu on the left.

Please keep in mind that the program application is seperate from admission to the university.  Post-Bac students and those students that are graduating with a degree (bachelors or masters) should apply to the university online at by the appropriate deadline in addition to applying for the credential program. Most candidates will apply to the university first to take the pre-requisite courses and then apply to the program while enrolled in the pre-requisite courses.  A small number of candidates that may have already completed the pre-requisite courses will need to apply to both the program and the university at the same time.  University admission does not constitute program admission.  The university application is not necessary for students in the ITEP Liberal Studies program.