Important Dates

  Summer 2020
Cal State Apply Application February 1, 2020
Professional Aptitude Interview TBA
Basic Skills Passing February 1, 2020
CSET/Subject Matter Competence Completion February 1, 2020
SSTEP Application May 1, 2020
Start of program July 30, 2020
End of program June 2021

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 should be passed prior to submitting your Cal State Apply application. For exceptions, contact your content advisor. 

 

 

 

 

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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