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UDCP Student Teaching

Urban Dual Credential Program Student Teaching

Fall 2021 UDCP Student Teaching Applications are due no later than Monday March 15, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Please read all the information below carefully before submitting your application.



Student Teaching is the culminating field experience in the Urban Dual Credential Program.  It is completed during the final 2 semesters of the program where UDCP candidates apply and integrate the pedagogy they have learned in their other course work to actual classroom experience.  The student teaching year consists of two 16-week, 6-unit assignments, half the day four-days a week and the full day one-day a week, under the guidance of a Master Teacher and a University Supervisor. One assignment is in the classroom of a elementary, general education Master Teacher and the other in a classroom of special education (M/M or M/S) Master Teacher.  At least one of the placements must be in a classroom in which the students are from a diverse cultural, linguistic, racial, ethnic, or socio-economic background, different from that of the Student Teacher. 

Student teachers also have the support of a University Supervisor who observes and conferences with the student on a regular basis, and attend a weekly seminar held by the University Supervisor at a time and place to be determined. 


All student teaching placements are made by the Office of Clinical Practice.  Currently all UDCP Placements are made in the Garden Grove Unified School District, Little Lake City School District or Long Beach Unified School District depending on where your cohort is placed during the semester that you begin the program.  

Requirements to Advance to Student Teaching

  • Be admitted to CSULB as a matriculate student.
  • Have a 2.67 overall GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 semester/ 90 quarter units
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA in program courses with no grade lower than "C" in any program course.
  • Provide fingerprint clearance (Certificate of Clearance or valid 30 Day Sub Permit) Print from: CTC Look Up
  • Valid TB clearance (Tests are valid for 4 years and must be valid through the end of the student teaching semester). If you don't have a current TB test, make an appointment with Student Health Services as soon as possible.
  • Pass all parts of the CSET: Multiple Subjects exam and submit copies of your official scores or show proof of completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program.
  • Complete the Basic Skills Requirement
  • Submit a COMPLETE application packets to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center by the deadline. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Student Teaching Application

Complete applications must be submitted by Monday March 15, 2021 for Fall 2021 Student Teaching. 

Follow the steps below carefully to submit your Fall 2021 Student Teaching Application online. We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2021 Student Teaching on Monday February 1, 2021.

Step 1: Complete and Save the following items for preparation to upload to the UDCP Student Teaching Application One Drive File:

  • Student Teaching Application form via DocuSign. - Once complete, download your application as 1 PDF and save it as 1-Student Teaching Application. We DO NOT receive your application through DocuSign so you must download it and then upload it to the Student Teaching Application One Drive file.
  • Credential Center Evaluation Request form via DocuSign - Once completed, download the document and save it as 2-Evaluation Request
  • $25 Credit Card receipt:, Take a screen shot of the receipt and save it as 3-Payment Receipt
  • MyCSULB Unofficial Transcripts - Download these from your MyCSULB and save them as a PDF.  4-CSULB Transcripts.
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance or 30 Day Sub Permit. Take a screen shot from the CTC website and save it as 5-CTC Clearance
  • Proof of Basic Skills (CBEST scores, SAT scores, ACT scores, etc.) - Save as 6-Basic Skills
  • Passing CSET Multiple Subject Scores or Verification of Completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program (ITEP students must request a subject matter evaluations prior to submitting the student teaching application.)- Save as 7-Subject Matter
  • Valid TB Test - Save as 8-TB Test
  • Proof of Valid CPR – must provide a valid copy of infant, child and adult CPR Certification. Required program to recommendation of credential – Save as 9-CPR
  • Proof of Registration for the RICA exam or passing RICA scores. Candidates must provide a receipt from the Pearson website that they have registered to take the RICA exam. – Save as 10-RICA
  • Completion of Acknowledgement of Risk Survey – View the CSULB Health and Safety Video. After viewing the CSULB Health and Safety Video, complete the short Acknowledgement of Risk (AoR) survey and take a screen shot of the final page of the survey to upload with your Student Teaching Application – Save your screen shot as 11-Verification of AoR

Step 2: Upload your documents to the UDCP Student Teaching Application One Drive file no later than 5pm on Monday March 15, 2021.

  • 1-Student Teaching Application
  • 2-Evaluation Request
  • 3-Payment Receipt
  • 4-CSULB Transcripts
  • 5-CTC Clearance
  • 6-Basic Skills
  • 7-Subject Matter
  • 8-TB Test
  • 9-CPR
  • 10-RICA
  • 11-Verification of AoR

You do NOT need to include your name in the file names since One Drive will automatically add this for you. One Drive is a safe and secure file upload site.

All students must submit their student teaching application online. If you have any questions, send us an email at or participate in Zoom advising M-F from 9am-11am or 2pm-4pm to speak with a Credential Advisor.

Application that do not include passing CBEST and CSET (if applicable) scores will not be accepted. Candidates that receive passing scores after the deadline may petition to submit their application after the deadline. Petitions must include passing scores and will be considered on a space available basis if placements are availble. Do NOT submit a petition until you have official passing scores for all required exams.

If you have any questions on the process, send us an email at, or video chat with us via Zoom at during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm).