Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

TPAC Advising Hours

In-Person Advising -  We've MOVED! Come see us in our new location in EED-32! Same building just down the hall. Enter our NEW Office from the outside courtyard between AS and EED. Look for the sign on the door!

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. 

Advising Hours

In-Person Drop-in Advising Available in EED-32
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

Campus Closure Days:

  • Monday May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day
  • Thursday July 4, 2024 - Independence Day

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.