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Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

College of Education Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, many staff are working remotely on most days. Therefore, College of Education offices will not be open normal business hours. Please continue to check the Reuniting the Beach website for up-to-date information.

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is currently closed however staff are working remotely. Advisors can be contact during the online Zoom hours listed below by click the following link or via phone by calling 669-900-6833 and entering the Meeting ID 842 0656 7669. You may also send us an email at  

Monday-Friday 9:00-11:00am & 2:00-4:00pm

Afternoon Zoom advising hours for the week of January 19-22 will be extended to 1-4pm due to the first week of the Spring 2021 semester. 

We are here for you during this unprecedented time. Let us know how we can help. Advisors can also be reached via email at

Welcome to the Beach!

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. 

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center will be closed on the following dates for Fall 2020:

  • Monday, September 7, 2020 "Labor Day"
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 "Veterans Day"
  • Thursday November 26 - Friday November 27, 2020 "Thanksgiving Holiday"
  • Thursday, December 24 - Friday, January 1 "Winter Break"

Interested in becoming a teacher but don't know where to begin?  The Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) at Cal State Long Beach can help!  We offer pre-program and in-program advising and information for the Liberal Studies Bachelors Degree as well as the Multiple Subject (elementary teaching), Single Subject (middle and high school teaching), Special Education (Education Specialist) and Urban Dual Credential Programs.  Drop-in Zoom Advising is available for all programs. 

Some of our services include:

Liberal Studies Program 

Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies (Intergrated Teacher Education Program- ITEP or BA only)

Teaching Credential Programs

Hours are subject to change.  It is also highly recommended that you attend a Program Information Meeting prior to coming in for advising.  See the individual program websites listed above for Information Meeting dates and times.

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