CSET Challenges

The link taking you to the website for the CSET exam is important, but let's give you a perspective on how CSET connects to the CSUB Liberal Studies degree.  California is not like many other states.  California demands that K-12 teachers have "subject matter competency."  What this means for a K-8 teacher is knowing something about everything -- arts, sciences, individual and group behavior -- including how to introduce these subjects to children.

Thus, for California, the CSET focuses on seven main subject competencies -- science, mathematics, English and language development, history and social sciences, performing arts, and physical and human development.

You should also investigate the CBEST and the RICA.