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UDCP Student Teaching

Urban Dual Credential Program Student Teaching

The University has recently announced that all in-person classes will be suspended for the remainder of the Spring semester as a preventative measure. The Teacher Preparation Advising Center is also closed to the public until further notice. Because of this, we are accepting student teaching applications for Fall 2020 via email. See below for further information on how to submit your student teaching application for Fall 2020.

Fall 2020 UDCP Student Teaching Applications deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, we will accept Fall 2020 Student Teaching Applications via email. Please see below for submission procedures.

Please be aware that staff are working remotely during this time of closure. If you have any questions, send us an email at


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 asap.
  • 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.


Application Instructions

Only complete applications will be accepted.

All student teaching applications will need to be emailed to

Step 1: Complete Necessary Forms and Gather Required Documents



  • Official Proof of Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST scores, ACT score, etc.)
  • Passing CSET Scores or ESM Waiver Letter
  • CTC website prinout of Certificate of Clearance or 30 Day Sub Permit 
  • Valid TB Test 
  • Proof of Registration for the RICA exam. Candidates must provide a receipt from the Pearson website that they have registered to take the RICA exam. Test date must be prior to the first day of the Fall 2020 semester.
  • $25 - Credit card receipt, (fee is non-refundable) (not required for approved interns or students reapplying for student teaching.)
  • Valid CPR - must provide a valid copy of infant, child and adult CPR Certification (course must have a hands-on classroom instruction component) If you do not currently have valid CPR Certification, you may submit your application without it and then submit it at a later date.

Step 2: Email all of the items above as attachments to in ONE email.

         Once your email is received and your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt and information on next steps. We will also forward your application to the Credential Center for processing. You will receive an email receipt from them as well.

Applications must be received No Later Than Friday May 1, 2020 at 5:00pm to be eligible for Fall 2020 Student Teaching!

If you have any questions on the process, send us an email at, or video chat with us via Zoom at Monday-Friday from 9am-11am or 2pm-4pm.