Subject Matter Competency (SMC)



Refer to the information below to learn more about the departmental procedures to verify Subject Matter Competency and resources provided by the SJSU Credential Services office.

Subject Matter Competence (SMC)

Individuals applying to the Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist (MMD & MSD) Credential Programs must satisfy subject matter competency which may be demonstrated through a Subject Matter Competency (SMC) evaluation. Additional details are available on the CTC website

Verification of successful completion of a Child and Adolescent Development bachelors degree makes you eligible to receive a SMC evaluation.

To be considered for evaluation, you must meet the following:

  • Graduated from San Jose State University
  • Graduated with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Completed all your required coursework (Graduated)
  • Completed each course for CSET waiver with a C or higher

To request an SMC evaluation please complete the following request form. 

Allow 2-3 business days for a response. For questions please email

General Credential Information

For additional information regarding verifying Subject Matter Competency (SMC), Basic Skills Requirement (BSR), or general credential requirements please visit our LCOE credentials information page, or contact our credentials services office.

Credentials Services Office

Location: Sweeney Hall 445 
Phone: 408-924-3541

Additional Resources