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The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is a vibrant community that draws together all who are interested in education in ways that encourage them to be engaged learners, critical thinkers, and socially responsible citizens. The Center provides matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to undergraduate students preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. The Center also serves as a resource for faculty and staff who provide instruction and other services in LMU’s undergraduate teacher preparation programs. Undergraduate students completing a program supported by the Center will achieve both a major in their chosen discipline, as well as fulfill the requirements set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a preliminary teaching credential within their time at LMU.

Teacher Preparation Programs

The Center supports a number of undergraduate programs that integrate the major with teacher preparation requirements. These teacher preparation programs can lead to attaining a preliminary multiple subjects (elementary), single subject (secondary), or special education credential. A bilingual authorization is also attainable with the multiple or single subject credentials. These programs are directed by faculty and located in several departments throughout the university.*

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Studies (Elementary Education)
  • English
  • Social Science (History and Political Science)
  • Spanish (Pending Approval)

College of Communication & Fine Arts

  • Art

College of Science & Engineering

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Math

School of Education

  • Elementary Education (Preliminary Multiple Subjects Credential, K-5)
  • Secondary Education (Preliminary Single Subjects Credential, 6-12)
  • Bilingual Authorization (Added to the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credentials)
  • Special Education (Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, K-12)

* Although the programs above are integrated in design, an undergraduate student may major in other disciplines and still complete the requirements for a teaching credential. The Center works closely with these students and their major advisor to design an academic course of study that provides the opportunity to complete both the major and teacher preparation requirements.

Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP)


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