How to Qualify for a CSET Waiver
Applicants for California's Single Subject Teaching Credential can qualify for a waiver that exempts them from taking CSET exams if they have graduated from a subject matter preparation program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
These subject matter preparation programs usually include specific classes to meet the CTC's requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to ensure their academic schedule includes the necessary classes to receive the CSET waiver.
Submitting Your CSET Waiver Request
To request a CSET waiver, prospective teachers need to complete and submit the CTC's Subject Waiver Evaluation Request form. The CTC will review students' applications and academic transcripts to ensure they're competent to teach the subject matter in which they applied for their teaching credential.
CSET Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials
Educators in California can also obtain a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. However, a CSET waiver is not available for educators working towards this type of certification. Applicants for this credential must take all three subtests comprising the CSET Multiple Subjects exam.
Preparing for the CSET
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