Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)
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.
Join us for an UDCP Information Meeting to learn more about the program.
Spring 2020 UDCP Information Meetings
Lead by program advisors. Covers the program structure, requirements and admission process.