Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)
To learn about UDCP, register for an Information Session
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 who 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 who 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 Urban Dual Credential Program is a blended Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential Program. The Preliminary Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) at CSULB prepares candidates to teach both in the elementary general education classroom as well as the elementary/middle school special education setting. Candidates will earn both a Preliminary Multiple Subject and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in 2 years.
- 54 units (42 units Core Courses & 12 units Student Teaching)
- Credential Courses taught at elementary school site
- Cohort Program
- Begins in Fall semester Only
- Learn to teach in a high need urban school setting alongside master teachers in a 2-year clinical placement model.
Candidates entering this program have either received a Bachelor's Degree or will receive a Bachelor's Degree prior to the end of their Credential Program (including CSULB Liberal Studies majors). Through this pathway candidates will earn a Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in 2 years.
Candidates entering this program are in the third year of the Liberal Studies program and have completed a majority of Liberal Studies core requirements. These students will apply for the ITEP pathway with an ITEP credential program by Senior Year. Through this ITEP pathway, candidates will earn their Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree, Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential all in 5 years.
For additional information related to professional licensure and certification related to this program, please see the Credential Center.