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 To earn a teaching credential in California, it is necessary to verify subject matter competency in one of the following ways: 

  • Pass the appropriate subject matter examination approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

  • Complete a CCTC-approved subject matter program, major or its equivalent or graduate degree in each core subject area.

 Do you have questions about the CSET exam?
 
 Are you concerned about the mountain of information you need to study?
 
Do you wonder where to start?​
 

For further information please contact: Rosemarie Bonacker, Ph.D., Program Facilitator at 714-966-4056 or by email: rbonacker@ocde.us.

You may also contact Lucy McGinley, Administrative Assistant at 714-966-4207 or by email: lmcginley@ocde.us.​​​​​​​​​​​

OCDE Offers: 

  • CBEST Prep Workshop
  • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment Prep (RICA)
  • CSET Study Guides

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 OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

 
 CSET information and registration-- www.ctcexams.nesinc.com
 
 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing -- www.ctc.ca.gov