Verifiying Subject Matter Competence by CSET Examinations

Individuals applying to the Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist (MMD & MSD) Credential Programs must satisfy subject matter competency either by completing an approved subject matter preparation program or passing the appropriate CSET examinations.

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials -- Verifying Subject Matter Competence by Examination
  • Single Subject Teaching Credentials -- Verifying Subject Matter Competence by Examination
  • Education Specialist (MMD & MSD) -- The preliminary teaching credential requirements include alignment of the subject-matter competence requirement to the Federal NCLB core academic subject areas (English, reading/language arts, mathematics, science, foreign language, civics/government, economics, arts, history, geography, and elementary level). This allows candidates to meet the subject-matter competence requirement by passage of the appropriate examination(s) for the multiple subject teaching credential, or passage of the appropriate examination(s) or subject-matter program for the single subject teaching credential in the areas of art, English, foreign language, mathematics including foundational-level mathematics, music, social science, or science including foundationallevel general science and specialized science.