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Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Program Overview

The Urban Dual Credential Program is a blended Multiple Subject and Education Specialist credential program.  The Preliminary Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) at CSULB prepares candidates to teach both in the elementary general education classroom as well as the elementary/middle school special education setting.  Candidates will earn both a Preliminary Multiple Subject and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in 2 years.

Program Features

  • 54 units (42 units Core Courses  & 12 units Student Teaching)
  • Credential Courses taught at elementary school site
  • Cohort Program
  • Begins in Fall semester Only
  • Learn to teach in a high need urban school setting alongside master teachers in a 2-year clinical placement model.

Program Options

UDCP Post-Bac Program

Candidates entering this program have either received a Bachelor's Degree or will receive a Bachelor's Degree prior to the end of their Credential Program (including CSULB Liberal Studies majors). Through this pathway candidates will earn a Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in 2 years.

Liberal Studies ITEP Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Candidates entering this program are in the third year of the Liberal Studies program and have completed a majority of Liberal Studies core requirements. These students will apply for the ITEP pathway with an ITEP credential program by Senior Year. Through this ITEP pathway, candidates will earn their Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree, Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential all in 5 years.

Join us for an UDCP Information Meeting or Meet & Greet to learn more about the program and hear about the program from current students.

UDCP Information Meetings
Lead by program advisors. Covers the program structure, requirements and admission process.

Friday March 23, 2018 3:00-4:30pm AS-240
Friday April 27, 2018 3:00-4:30pm AS-240
Friday May 18, 2018 3:00-4:30pm AS-240

UDCP Meet & Greets
Lead by current UDCP students. Hear about their experience in the program and what lead them to choose the UDCP program. Ask them questions about what the program is like.

Monday March 19, 2018 3:30-4:30pm EED-17
Thursday April 12, 2018 3:30-4:30pm EED-1