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Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

Welcome to the Beach!

Spring 2014 Office Hours:  

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Closed from 12-1 for lunch)


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 Multiple Subject (elementary teaching), Single Subject (middle and high school teaching) and Education Specialist (special education) credential programs.

We are located in ED 1 - 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

Teaching Credential Program Contact Information:

Single Subject Credential Program  Email:  ced-sscp@csulb.edu Phone: 562-985-5325

                  Middle and High School Teaching

Multiple Subject Credential Program  Email:  ced-mscp@csulb.edu  Phone:  562-985-1105

                 Elementary School Teaching

Education Specialist (Special Education) Credential Program  Email:  ced-escp@csulb.edu  Phone 562-985-1105

                 Special Education Teaching (Kindergarten through Age 22)


CSULB Credential Programs are accredited by:

California Comission on Teacher Credentialing

NCATE