Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

UDCP is a blended multiple subject and education specialist credential program, enabling candidates to obtain two credentials within a two-year timeframe. CSULB stands out as the sole public university in the local area offering a dual credential program, delivering exceptional value for tuition.

 

UDCP partners with local districts to offer students meaningful fieldwork experiences integrated with university classes. A small cohort model fosters a sense of community and provides personalized support from faculty. Graduates emerge well-prepared to teach both general education and special education and to be innovators in inclusive education.

Why join UDCP? Graduates of the program share why they chose UDCP:
 
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Get all your questions answered by the program coordinator and meet current students! RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024 

5:00-6:00pm

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Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

3:00-4:00pm

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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. 

Advising Hours

In-Person Drop-in Advising Available in EED-67
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

Candidates earn both a Preliminary Multiple Subject and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in 2 years. Program features include the following:

  • UDCP is a school/university residency program with strong partnerships with local districts. 
  • UDCP courses are held at school sites in the partner district. Space in UDCP courses is reserved for admitted students and no campus parking is needed.
  • UDCP provides supervision from university faculty and mentor teachers during the full two years of the program, even before student teaching. Students benefit from two years of hands-on learning and feedback from mentors. 
  • UDCP's residency model strives to narrow the gap between theory and practice by connecting all classes to meaningful fieldwork where future teachers learn to teach by working in diverse classrooms. 
  • UDCP fieldwork and student teaching are pre-arranged.
  • UDCP's cohort model allows students to form a community with other future teachers.
  • UDCP provides small class sizes and personalized support from university faculty.
  • Students receive substantial support in preparing for the RICA and CalTPA, resulting in pass rates higher than the state average.

 

  • 54 units (42 units Core Courses  & 12 units Student Teaching)

Year 1 Schedule

  Tuesdays Thursdays
*Monday class spring semester

8:30-10:30am

  • Classroom observations

11:00am-3:30pm

  • Classes

8:30-10:30am

  • Classroom observations

11:00am-1:30pm

  • Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00-3:00

Student Teaching

*Monday class fall semester

8:00-12:00

Student Teaching

1:00-4:00

Class

8:00-3:00

Student Teaching

8:00-12:00

Student Teaching

1:00-4:00

Class

8:00-3:00

Student Teaching

 

UDCP Post-Bac Program

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.

Liberal Studies ITEP Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

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.