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Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

Welcome to the Beach!

Summer 2016 Office Hours:  

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

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

Friday August 5, 2016 9am-1pm

Monday September 5, 2016 - Labor 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 Special Education (Education Specialist) Credential Programs.  Walk-in advising is available for all programs. 

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:

  • Academic Advising for the Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Urban Dual Credential Programs and the Liberal Studies Undergraduate Program (ITEP and Track I)
  • Referrals for questions best answered by other College offices, University Offices, departments, programs or faculty advisors

Liberal Studies Program 

Liberal Studies Department 

                Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies (Intergrated Teacher Education Program- ITEP or Track I)

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

Teaching Credential Programs:

Single Subject Credential Program  (SSCP)

                  Middle and High School Teaching

Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) 

                  Elementary School Teaching

Special Education Credential Program (Education Specialist Credential Program - ESCP)

                  Special Education Teaching (Kindergarten through Age 22)

Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

                 Combined Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential Program


Walk-in Advising is available Monday-Friday from 9:30am-11:30am & 2:30pm - 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 — Jul 30, 2016