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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 2020 Program Application Deadline:

The deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020

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 2020 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 2020 without passing CSET or CBEST scores must pass both exams by April 1, 2021 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 2020 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/j/418736275​ 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 418 736 275 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 2020 without passing CSET or CBEST scores must pass both exams by April 1, 2021 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 2020, contact TPAC during online advising hours (M-F 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm) at https://csulb.zoom.us/j/418736275​ or email us at ced-tpac@csulb.edu

Application Requirements

**For Fall 2020 Admission, Urban Dual Credential Program application documents must be uploaded to the UDCP Application One Drive folder. Candidates must upload all documents listed below at one time. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. BEFORE clicking the One Drive link, make sure you have all the documents listed below ready to upload.

Candidates must submit a complete program application packet to EED-67 to be admitted to the program.  A complete application includes the following items:

  1. Program Application (PDF)
     
  2. Two letters of recommendation 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 in 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. If the letters are not on letterhead be ask your recommender to fill out the Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet and attach it to the letter.
     
  3. Personal essay (1-2 pages, typed or word processed) Submit a personal statement describing 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.
     
  4. Unofficial Transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended - provide unofficial transcripts for all colleges or universities you have attended, including CSULB. 
     
  5. Verification of TB Clearance (skin test are valid for 4 years or chest x-ray valid for 8 years)
     
  6. Proof of Basic Skills Requirement - Official CBEST, SAT, ACT, EAP, ELM/EPT, CSET Writing, AP Scores. See website for information on required official documentation.
    Scores do not expire.
    **Candidates that are using the CBEST exam to meet the Basic Skills Requirement that were unable to take the exam prior to testing centers being closed must submit proof of registration for the CBEST exam with the program application. Candidates will be required to select a test date and take the exam as soon as centers reopen. Candidates will not be eligible to apply for student teaching until they can submit passing CBEST scores.
     
  7. Proof of Subject Matter Competency - Verification of Completion of a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program (CSULB Liberal Studies bachelors program or equivalent) or **Official Passing CSET: Multiple Subjects Scores (Scores valid for 10 years from date of test passage and must be valid at the time credential is completed) Not required for ITEP Applicants
    **Candidates that are using the CSET exam to meet the Subject Matter Competency Requirement that were unable to take the exam prior to testing centers being closed must submit proof of registration for the CSET exam with the program application. Candidates will be required to select a test date and take the exam as soon as centers reopen. Candidates will not be eligible to apply for student teaching until they can submit passing CSET scores.
     
  8. Verification of Valid Certificate of Clearance or 30 Day Sub Permit
    (Attach a copy of a valid clearance printed from the CTC website showing the document number, issuance date and expiration date. The email and printer friendly version are NOT acceptable.)
     
  9. Self-Assessment of Dispositions for Teaching (PDF)

**Candidates applying for Fall 2020 admission must upload all of the documents listed above to the UDCP Application One Drive file, incomplete applications will not be accepted. 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/j/418736275​ 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 418 736 275 during the online advising hours.

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.