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Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

CED Update Regarding COVID-19

Considerations surrounding novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, are evolving rapidly. Until further notice, staff will be working remotely during business hours. Therefore, College of Education offices will not be open for in-person services and will provide online services alternatively. Please continue to check the Reuniting the Beach website for up-to-date information on the evolving situation within the University. 

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 listed below by visiting 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

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. 

Welcome to the Beach!

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.