Ch 1: About the CSET Social Science Test

About This Chapter

Learn details you would need to know prior to taking the California Educator Credentialing Examinations (CSET) Social Science Test. Review information about registration, preparation and even how challenging this test will be.

About the CSET Social Science Test - Chapter Summary

What is the best way to study for the CSET Social Science Test? When is this exam given? How do you know if you are eligible to take this exam? Get detailed information about these and other topics relating to taking the CSET Social Science Test using this short chapter. Once you have completed your review of these text and video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Describe how hard the CSET Social Science Test is
  • Discuss study practices you should adopt when preparing for this exam
  • Relate the registration process for the CSET Social Science Test
  • Identify the dates this exam is given and what you need to score to pass this exam
  • Detail CSET waiver information

Each lesson is accessible at any time, from any device, so you can conduct your review when it best fits your schedule. Lessons can be viewed as many times as needed and transcripts are also printable so you can create handy reference tools.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: About the CSET Social Science Test
How to Study for CSET Social Science

1. How to Study for CSET Social Science

California requires all of its teachers to pass the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) in the subject they want to teach. The following lesson talks about the layout of the Social Science CSET and how best to study for it.

How Hard is the CSET Social Science?

2. How Hard is the CSET Social Science?

The CSET Social Science exam is a difficult test that covers a wide range of history, economics, political science, and geography concepts. Learn more about the challenging nature of this assessment, and pick up some tips to help you prepare.

CSET Exam Dates

3. CSET Exam Dates

Test dates for most of the CSET examination subjects are offered during testing windows, though a few are available continuously throughout the year. For more specific information about CSET test dates, read on.

CSET Passing Rate

4. CSET Passing Rate

Passing scores on the CSET exams are among the requirements for teacher certification in California. Find out the most recent passing rates in a variety of CSET subjects and learn how you can prepare for these exams.

CSET Waiver Information

5. CSET Waiver Information

The CSET exams are used to assess the content area knowledge of individuals seeking teacher certification in California. However, teachers who want to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential can earn a testing waiver for the CSET. Keep reading to learn how.

How to Register for the CSET

6. How to Register for the CSET

Aspiring teachers in the State of California will need to pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in their desired subject area(s). Read on to learn everything you need to know about the CSET registration process.

Using Multiple Types of Thinking in Social Science

7. Using Multiple Types of Thinking in Social Science

The social sciences are some of the most popular academic disciplines, so how do they work? In this lesson, explore multiple types of thinking used in social science, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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Practice Final Exam
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Other Chapters

Other chapters within the CSET Social Science: Study Guide & Prep course