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UDCP Student Teaching

Urban Dual Credential Program Student Teaching

Fall 2019 UDCP Student Teaching Applications are due TUESDAY April 2, 2019
The University will be closed on Monday April 1, 2019 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

Overview

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. 
 


Placements

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

Application Instructions

Only complete applications will be accepted.

Steps 1, 2 & 3 must all be completed by Tuesday April 2, 2019

(The University will be closed on Monday April 1, 2019 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday April 2, 2019.)

Click here for a printer frieldly checklist (PDF)

Please follow these three steps carefully:

Step 1: Complete Necessary Forms and Gather Required Documents

Complete:

Gather:

  • Official Proof of Basic Skills Requirement
  • 1 copy of Proof of Basic Skills (CBEST scores, ACT score, etc.)
  • 2 copies of Passing CSET Scores, if applicable
  • 2 copies of CTC website prinout of Certificate of Clearance or 30 Day Sub Permit 
  • 1 copy of Valid TB Test 
  • 1 copy of CSULB unofficial transcripts from MyCSULB with the following courses highlighted:
    ED P 301/302, UDCP 400, UDCP 401, UDCP 410, EDSP 454, EDSP 564, UDCP 411, UDCP 402, and EDEL 462
    Highlight them even if they are in progress 
  • $25 cash, check or money order payable to “CSU, Long Beach”.

Step 2: Submit ALL of the following items to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (EED-67):

  • Student Teaching Application (PDF)
  • Website printout of valid Certificate of Clearance or valid 30 Day Sub Permit showing issuance/expiration dates and document number. Note: Certificate of Clearance must be valid through the completion of student teaching.
  • Basic Skills Requirement – Official CBEST scores or proof of CTC approved alternative
  • Copy of official passing CSET (101,102,103) scores, if applicable 
  • Copy of TB Test or Chest X-ray Verification- must be valid through the completion of student teaching. If you don't have a current TB test, make an appointment with Student Health Services. Note: TB skin test is valid for four years. Chest X-ray is valid for eight years.
  • Printout of MyCSULB unofficial transcripts with UDCP coursework highlighted. 
  • BILA Applicatints - CSET Subtest III for BILA Authorization

Step 3: Submit ALL of the following items to the Credential Center (EED-42):

  • Credential Center Evaluation Request (PDF)
  • Receipt from TPAC - you will receive this when you complete step 2.
  • $25 cash, check or money order payable to “CSU, Long Beach”.
  • Website printout of valid Certificate of Clearance or valid Emergency Permit showing issuance/expiration dates and document number.
    Note: Certificate of Clearance must be valid through the completion of student teaching.
  • Basic Skills Requirement – Official Proof of satisfying Basic Skills (CBEST scores or proof of CTC approved alternative)
  • Copy of official passing CSET (101,102,103) scores, if applicable
  • BILA Applicants - CSET Subtest III for BILA Authorization
  • Copy of official passing RICA scores, if passed - needed prior to completing your credential.

Note: We cannot make copies for you. A copy machine is available in the Library. CSULB financial holds must be cleared prior to submitting your application. You can check your status online at MyCSULB.

Steps 1, 2 & 3 Must Be Completed No Later Than Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 5:00pm to be Eligible for Fall 2019 Student Teaching!