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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 staff are working remotely and 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 418 736 275.

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

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 and is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and open from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Fridays (closed from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch on Fridays only).  

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

  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 - Cesar Chavez Day
  • Monday May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
  • Friday July 3, 2020 - Independance Day Observed

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.  Walk-in advising is available for all programs. 

We are located in EED - 67 in the College of Education south of the Campus Library.  Some of our other services include:

Liberal Studies Program 

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

Teaching Credential Programs

Walk-in Advising is available Monday-Friday from 9:30am-11:30am & 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Hours are subject to change.  It is suggested that you contact TPAC at 562-985-1105 to verify hours prior to coming to campus for advising. 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.

The University has recently announced that all in-person classes will be suspended for the remainder of the Spring semester as a preventative measure. Please note that this is only as a preventative measure and there are currently NO cases of COVID-19 related to our campus. The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is closed to the public until further notice. During this time of closure, we will be holding online Zoom advising Monday-Friday from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm if you would like to speak with an advisor online. To participate in online Zoom advising, click the following link​. You may also send us an email at as we will be monitoring our emails regularly. If you do not have access to a computer, you can join the Zoom Advising via phone by calling 669-900-6833 and entering the Meeting ID 418 736 275 during the online advising hours.