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Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

Welcome to the Beach!

Spring 2016 Office Hours:  

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm (closed form 12-1 for lunch)

The Teacher Preparation Advising Center will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday March 31, 2016 - Cesar Chavez Day
Monday May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day

Interested in becoming a teacher but don't know where to begin?  The Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) at Cal State Long Beach can help!  We offer pre-program and In-program advising and information for the Liberal Studies Bachelors Degree as well as the Multiple Subject (elementary teaching), Single Subject (middle and high school teaching) and Education Specialist (special education) credential programs.  Walk-in advising is available for all programs.  Click here for Credential Program Walk-in hours. Click here for Liberal Studies Walk-in hours.

We are located in EED - 67 (formerly ED1-67) in the College of Education south of the Campus Library.  Some of our other services include:

  • General Academic information about California teaching credential programs, College and University policy
  • Referrals for questions best answered by other College offices, University Offices, departments, programs or faculty advisors

Liberal Studies Program Contact Information:

Liberal Studies Department 

                Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies

ITEP Urban Dual Credential Program

                Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies, Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential & Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

For Liberal Studies walk-in advising hours, click here.

Teaching Credential Program Contact Information:

Single Subject Credential Program  Email:  ced-tpac@csulb.edu

                  Middle and High School Teaching

Multiple Subject Credential Program  Email:  ced-tpac@csulb.edu  

                 Elementary School Teaching

Education Specialist (Special Education) Credential Program  Email:  ced-tpac@csulb.edu  

                 Special Education Teaching (Kindergarten through Age 22)

Urban Dual Credential Program

                 Combined Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential Program


Credential Program Walk-in Advising Hours

Walk-in advising is available for current and prospective students that want information on or have questions regarding the Credential Programs.  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. 

Walk-in Advising is now available Monday-Friday from 9am-11:30am & 1:30pm - 4:30pm


Hours are subject to change.  It is suggested that you contact TPAC at 562-985-1105 to verify hours prior to coming to campus for advising. It is also highly recommended that you attend a program information meeting prior to coming in for advising.  See the individual program websites listed above for Information Meeting dates and times.

CSULB Credential Programs are accredited by:

California Comission on Teacher Credentialing


last updated — Mar 22, 2016