Preparation and Tests

CredentialUndergraduate PreparationTestsPostbaccalaureate Preparation
Pre-SchoolConsult Child and Adolescent Development departmentNoneNone
Elementary (K-8)Preparation to teach in any K-8 grade in one of the following programs is strongly recommended-Child and Adolescent Development, Creative Arts, Environmental Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Science, or Social ScienceCBEST, CSET for Multiple SubjectMultiple Subject Credential program
High SchoolComplete a Single Subject Matter Preparation program or pass CSETCBESTSingle Subject Credential program
Special EducationComplete a Multiple or Single Subject Matter Preparation program and/or demonstrate subject matter competence by CSETCBESTConsult Special Education department
Bilingual/ESL Authorization (Grades K-12) CBEST, CSET and Language Proficiency and CSET LOTE III Test in SpanishMultiple Subject Teaching Credential program with Bilingual Authorization
CollegeComplete a major in the subject that you want to teachConsult major departmentPhD (or MA/MS for some community colleges)