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School of Natural Sciences

California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)

What is the CSET?

  • The CSET is the California Subject Examination for Teachers
  • Designed to fulfill the "subject matter competence" requirement mandated by law for full time instructors

Why take it?

  • Required for entry into most teaching credential programs
  • Specifically designed for area of study

Which tests should I take?

Registration Information

  • Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to register for the CSET
  • Click here to register
  • Check out our calendar for workshop dates

Reimbursements from CalTeach

Submit the following to the CalTeach program for reimbursement. We will reimburse you for one attempt on each CSET test if you are a declared NSED or NSEC minor.

  • Copy of admission ticket showing charge
  • Copy of test results
  • Copy of bank or credit card statement showing charge
  • Student ID number, mailing address

Recorded Workshops from Spring 2020

Check out our recorded Zoom workshops from Spring 2020 to learn more about the CSET!

Watch Recorded CSET Workshop