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Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC)

Welcome to the Beach!

Summer 2014 Office Hours:  

Monday - 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 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.

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

Liberal Studies Program Contact Information:

Liberal Studies Department Phone: 562-985-1105

                Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies

Teaching Credential Program Contact Information:

Single Subject Credential Program  Email:  ced-sscp@csulb.edu Phone: 562-985-1105

                  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