Welcome to the Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) at Cal State University Long Beach!
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.
The Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) at CSULB provides advising to all prospective and current credential students. See the advising schedule list below for more information on how to speak with an advisor. We also offer monthly information sessions where an advisor goes over the program in detail and answers any questions that prospective students have. We suggest that prospective students begin by attending an Information Session first and then reach out to TPAC with any questions or one on one assistance you may need after that.
TPAC Advising Hours
In-Person Advising - Just Drop by EED-67 to speak with an advisor during the In-Person Advising hours specified below. No Appointment Necessary.
By Appointment - Candidates that wish to make an appointment with a Credential Advisor may do so by calling 562-985-1105 and request to make an appointment with a Credential Advisor. Appointments are available in-person or via Zoom. Candidates that wish to make an appointment with a Liberal Studies Advisor must do so online through Beach Connect.
In-Person Drop-in Advising Available in EED-67
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
**TPAC will close at 3:00pm on Thursday July 20th for a special event.**
**TPAC will be closed on Monday July 24, 2023.**
Campus Closure Days:
- Monday September 4, 2023 - Labor Day
The CSULB Multiple Subject Credential Program (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.
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).
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.
Undergrad ITEP Pathways
For candidates in the undergraduate Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP).
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.