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Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP)

Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) - Program Overview

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is currently closed however staff are working remotely. Advisors for the affiliated programs can be contacted during the online Zoom hours Monday- Friday from 9:00-11:00am and 2:00-4:00pm. To participate in online Zoom Advising:

​TPAC Advising will not be available on the following days and times due to Staff Professional Development:

  • Monday July 26 - All Day
  • Monday August 2 - All Day
  • Thursday August 5 - 9-11am only

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is located in EED-67 (currently not open for in-person services) and is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m M-F. 

We are here for you during this unprecedented time. Let us know how we can help. 

Standing before a room full of students takes courage, heart, and skill.  The Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) at California State University, Long Beach provides pre-service teachers with the tools and confidence they need to be successful in the teaching profession. 

Our program is a state-approved and nationally accredited professional preparation program which leads to a credential to teach multiple subjects in a self-contained classroom setting.  Teachers with this credential traditionally teach elementary (K-8) grades.  Because of an integrated approach to certification that incorporates the theoretical and research-based foundations of good teaching coupled with extensive opportunities for hands-on application in real-world classrooms, CSULB multiple subject credentialed teachers are highly desired by public, private, and charter school employers.

Program Options

MSCP offers many pathways to obtain a credential, tailored to your academic situation and your professional goals. For assistance in choosing the pathway that is best for you, click here for the guided MSCP pathway selection tool.

Post-bac Pathways

Traditional Multiple Subject Credential Program

Students entering the Traditional Multiple Subject Credential Program pathway have either received a Bachelor's Degree or will graduate prior to the end of their Credential Program (including candidates with a CSULB Liberal Studies BA).

Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Authorization (BILA)

CSULB offers Bilingual Authorizations in the following languages:

  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

UTEACH (Urban Teaching Academy)

The 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.

MSCP Internship

The Multiple Subject Credential Internship pathway is for candidates that have an offer of full-time employment by the district as the full-time teacher of record in a multiple subjects classroom.

Undergrad ITEP Pathways

For candidates in the undergraduate Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP).

ITEP Traditional Multiple Subject Credential Program

Students entering the ITEP Traditional Multiple Subject Credential Program are Juniors or Seniors who have declared the Liberal Studies ITEP major at CSULB.

ITEP UTEACH (Urban Teaching Academy)

The ITEP 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.

ITEP Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Authorization

CSULB offers Bilingual Authorizations in the following languages:

  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

For additional information related to professional licensure and certification related to this program, please see the Credential Center.