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Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP)

Standing before a room full of students takes courage, heart,and skill.  The Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) at California State University, Long Beach provides pre-service teachers with  the tools and confidence they need to be successful in the teaching profession. 

Our program is a state-approved and nationally accredited professional preparation program which leads to a credential to teach multiple subjects in a self-contained classroom setting.  Teachers with this credential traditionally teach elementary (K-8) grades.  Because of an integrated approach to certification that incorporates the theoretical and research based foundations of good teaching coupled with extensive opportunities for hands-on application in real world classrooms, CSULB multiple subject credentialed teachers are highly desired by public, private, and charter school employers.


For more information on our Multiple Subject Credential Program, please choose one of the links below:

  • ITEP Undergraduate Multiple Subject Credential Program Information: Students entering this program are Juniors or Seniors who have declared the Liberal Studies ITEP major at CSULB.
  • ITEP Urban Dual Credential Program Information: Students entering this program are in the third year of the undergraduate ITEP program and have completed most of the ITEP Liberal Studies core major requirements. Through this pathway students will earn their Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree, Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential all in 5 years. 

The CSULB Multiple Subject Credential Program offers the following pathways, all of which lead to the California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential:

  • UTEACH Option (Urban Teaching Academy) supported by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union - please choose one of the following for more information:

        UTEACH for Post-bac students
        UTEACH for Liberal Studies ITEP students

  • Multiple Subject Internship - not available in the ITEP pathway
    Multiple Subject Credential for Teachers working on Intern Credentials in a public school district



Walk-in advising is available for current and prospective students that want information on or have questions regarding the Multiple Subject Credential Program.  Click here for the Credential Program walk-in advising hours. If you are a Liberal Studies student and would like to speak with a Liberal Studies advisor regarding your bachelors degree requirements, please check the Liberal Studies website for their walk-in hours. 

last updated — Jul 9, 2015