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Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

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 closed until further notice. Staff will be working remotely and will be holding online Zoom advising Monday - Friday from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm if you would like to speak with an advisor online. To participate in online Zoom advising, click the following link https://csulb.zoom.us/j/418736275 during advising hours​. You may also send us an email at ced-tpac@csulb.edu and we will respond as quickly as possible. 

Program Overview

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.

Program Features

  • 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.

Program Options

UDCP Post-Bac Program

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.

Liberal Studies ITEP Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

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.

The University has recently announced that courses will not be meeting in-person for the remainder of the Spring semester. Due to this, we will also be suspending our in-person Information Meetings and will be holding the final meeting online through Zoom.  The final Information Meeting for Spring 2020 will be held online on Tuesday March 17th from 3-4:30pm. Click the following link to join the meeting on the 17th https://csulb.zoom.us/j/951649562.