Secondary level teachers are responsible for teaching a particular subject such as History or English generally in a middle or high school setting. The preparation to teach at the secondary level is more specialized by nature Depending on which subject you enjoy the most and want to teach, there are several options.
Recent changes in California legislation (AB-130) give students new options for satisfying the subject-matter requirements for a single-subject teaching credential. Students earning a degree in certain majors will no longer be required to take the CSET to earn a single-subject teaching credential in California.
Choose one of the options below to satisfy your subject-matter requirement.
Subjects taught at the secondary level include:
Sample exams for each field are available on the CSET website and should be reviewed with relevant faculty.
If you want to teach Music, the University of Redlands has state-approved preparation programs. Through The School of Music. Successful completion of the Music Education major also takes the place of the CSET exam in Music. For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Hickey.