Important Dates

  Fall 2018
CalState Apply Application April 1, 2018
Cover Letter and Letter of Rec to Content Advisor April 1, 2018
Professional Aptitude Interview TBA
CBEST Passing April 1, 2018
CSET/Subject Matter Competence Completion April 1, 2018
SS program Application July 1, 2018
Start of program Aug. 2018*
End of program June 2019

*The start of the credential program does not coincide with Cal Poly Calendar. The program will start with the K-12 schools

Subject Matter Competency

 

In general, there are two options for showing subject matter competency:

 

  • Coursework Option: Applicants may choose to complete a Commission-approved subject-matter program where you received your bachelor's degree from a California university. Cal Poly has approved programs in English, Social Science, Mathematics, and Agriculture.
  • Examination Option: Subject matter competence may be demonstrated by successfully completing the California Subject Examinations for Teacher (CSET). The CSET Web site is http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com. The exams are computer based and offered all year long. The exam for Agriculture and World Languages are computer based, however there are only certain testing windows. Please view their website for details and test dates. The CSET typically consists of 3-4 subtests depending on the subject area (see details below). All of the subtests must be passed prior to submitting your application for the Single Subject Teacher Education Program. 

 

 

 

 

Subject

Waiver Program at Cal Poly CSETS (Subtest Test Code)
AGRICULTURE Agriculture I (172), II (173), III (174)
BIOLOGY/LIFE SCIENCES No waiver program

I (118), II (119), III (120) prior to 8/6/17

I (215), II (217) after 8/7/17

CHEMISTRY No waiver program

I (118), II (119), III (121) prior to 8/6/17

I (215) II (218) after 8/7/17

ENGLISH English I (105), II (106), III (107) IV (108)
GEOSCIENCES/EARTH & SPACE SCIENCES No waiver program

I (118), II (119), III (122) prior to 8/6/17

I (215) II (219) after 8/7/17

MATHEMATICS Mathematics I (211), II (212), III (213)
PHYSICS No waiver program

I (118), II (119), III (123) prior to 8/6/17

I (215) II (220) after 8/7/17

SOCIAL SCIENCE Social Science I (114), II (115), III (116)
WORLD LANGUAGES: FRENCH No waiver program I (148), II (149), III (150)
WORLD LANGUAGES: SPANISH No waiver program I (145), II (146), III (147)

 

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