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UDCP Admissions

University Application

The CSULB deadline for Fall admission to the University is June 1st.
Post bac Candidates must submit a program application AND a CSULB university application by June 1st to be eligible for UDCP admission.

Click the here for instructions on applying to CSULB.

The University application deadline is firm.  Applications to the university will NOT be accepted after the deadline. Post bac candidates must apply to both the university AND the program by June 1st. This is two seperate applications. 

Urban Dual Credential Program Application

UDCP Fall 2021 Program Application Deadline:

June 1, 2021

In addition to applying to CSULB online, candidates must also submit a complete credential program application packet to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center in EED-67, prior to the application deadline.  UDCP program applications are available under Documents and Forms.

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Urban Dual Credential Program will consider candiates for admission for Fall 2021 ONLY that have not you completed the Subject Matter Competency Requirement or Basic Skills Requirement. Candidates must submit proof of registration for the CBEST and CSET (if applicable) with their program application. Once testing centers reopen, candidates will need to schedule a test date ASAP and submit passing scores. Candidates admitted to the program for Fall 2021 without passing CSET or CBEST scores must pass both exams by April 1, 2022 to advance to year 2 of the UDCP program.

See Application Requirements below for further information regarding the program application process and information on how to submit your Fall 2021 UDCP Program Application. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center advising staff during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm) on Zoom at https://csulb.zoom.us/s/84206567669 or email us at ced-tpac@csulb.edu.  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 842-0656-7669 during the online advising hours.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must meet the following admission criteria to be eligible for full admission to the Urban Dual Credential Program:

  • Submission of a complete application packet prior to the appropriate deadline 
  • G.P.A. of at least 2.75 for the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units, or 2.67 overall 
  • Completion and passage of oral interview with program faculty 
  • Verification of Basic Skills Requirement
  • Current TB test verification 
  • Demonstration of Subject Matter Competence – Completion of a CTC approved subject matter preparation program or Passage of CSET: Multiple Subjects (all three subtests) (Scores valid for ten years after passing test date and must be valid at the time credential is completed) Not Required for ITEP Applicants.

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Urban Dual Credential Program will consider candiates for admission for Fall 2020 that have not you completed the Subject Matter Competency Requirement or Basic Skills Requirement. Candidates must submit proof of registration for the CBEST and CSET (if applicable) with their program application. Once testing centers reopen, candidates will need to schedule a test date ASAP and submit passing scores. Candidates admitted to the program for Fall 2021 without passing CSET or CBEST scores must pass both exams by April 1, 2022 to advance to student teaching and year 2 of the program. 

Candidate Interview

Candidates are required to complete a group interview with a program faculty prior to being admitted to the program.  Interviews will be set up in April and May  Please contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center in EED-67 at 562-985-1105 to sign up for an interview the semester you are planning to submit your program application.  Interview times fill up so it is suggested that you contact the office early in the semester to secure an interview appointment.

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Teacher Preparation Advising Center is closed to the public however, staff are working remotely. Faculty interviews are still taking place during this time via Zoom. To sign up for an interview during Spring 2021, contact TPAC during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm) at https://csulb.zoom.us/s/84206567669 or email us at ced-tpac@csulb.edu

Application Requirements

Use the checklist below to organize your digital application packet and name your files appropriately prior to uploading all required documents to the UDCP Application One Drive file link below. 

  • 1-UDCP Application (The application, pages 1-4, is to be completed and signed via DocuSign. Attach your Personal Statement, and unofficial transcripts from each institution you have ever attended and then download as ONE PDF and saved as “1-UDCP Application” before uploading to the UDCP Application One Drive File.)
    • Personal Statement – 1-2 Pages Types, double space. Describe why you have chosen teaching as a career, the training, talents and experiences you bring to teaching all students including those with disabilities, what you hope to accomplish as a dually credentialed teacher, and how you view the role of the teacher.
    • Unofficial Transcripts – Attach Unofficial Transcripts from EACH institution you have attended, including CSULB.
  • 2-TB Test – Skin Tests, Risk Assessments and Blood Tests are valid for 4 years and Chest x-rays are valid for 8 years. Verification must show the date read and results (negative). Scan and save as “2-TB Test” then upload to MSCP Application One Drive file.
  • 3- Basic Skills Requirement – Official proof of the Basic Skills Requirement (CSET, CSET Writing, SAT, ACT, AP Scores, etc.) Click on Basic Skill Requirement in the navigation menu for more information on available options. ***For Summer and Fall 2021 admission, candidates using the CBEST to meet the Basic Skills Requirement that have not been able to secure an exam date may upload proof of registration to be considered for program admission.
     
  • 4-Subject Matter Competence (NOT Required for ITEP Applicants) – Proof of passage of the CSET exam or completion of an Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Program. ***For Fall 2021 admission, candidates that have been unable to secure a test date for the CSET exam may submit proof of registration for all three subtests of the CSET exam to be considered for program admission. Save proof of subject matter as “4-Subject Matter Competency” and upload the MSCP Application One Drive
     
  • 5-CTC Clearance - Take a Screen shot of your Certificate of Clearance, 30 Day Sub Permit, Child Development Permit or Activity Supervisor Permit from the CTC website showing Document Number and Expiration Date. Save the Screen Shot as “5-CTC Clearance” and then upload to the MSCP Application One Drive file.
     
  • Two letters of recommendation (via DocuSign) are required from individuals who are well acquainted with your educational training, teaching or other experience, and related activities. Letters of recommendation can come from a college instructor, a K-12 educator, employer or other adult who is not a relative. If you work in an educational setting, one should be from your current supervisor. By including any letters with your packet, you agree we may contact the writers for additional information concerning your work and personal qualifications. Please ensure that your letters are typed, on letterhead, dated, signed (not an electronic signature) and include full contact information for the writer. Letters must be written within the last 2 years. Scan the letters and save them as 6-Letter of Recommendation and 7-Letter of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview Report – Sign up for a UDCP Faculty Interview with TPAC.

UDCP Application One Drive File Upload

Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

PLEASE KEEP COPIES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS

If you have any questions, contact TPAC during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm) at https://csulb.zoom.us/s/84206567669

Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

**Urban Dual Credential Program Faculty at CSULB will consider applications for candidates, who have not yet attempted or passed the CSET exam, for provisional admission to the program.  First priority for admission will be given to candidates, who have passed all parts of the CSET exam and have official scores submitted with their application.  Candidates that have attempted the exam but have not passed one or all subtests will be given second priority for admission.  Candidates who have not attempted the exam will be given third priority for program admission.  To receive full admission to the program, all subtests of the CSET exam must be PASSED. All candidates must have full admission to the program to apply to student teaching.   All other program application requirements must be met for admission to the program.