If you are a CAS undergraduate student interested in a future career as a teacher, please visit the CAS Undergraduate Teacher Credential Program page for information regarding admissions to the School of Education, coursework pathways, and requirements to earn a California Teaching Credential. Students should discuss their plans with their CAS advisor and work closely with them to customize an academic plan.
All teacher candidates in California must demonstrate competency in the subject matter they will be authorized to teach. Students interested in earning a credential to teach mathematics, can be prepared to pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) by completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
The following courses are recommended for students to prepare for the CSET exams:
1. CSET: Mathematics Subtest I (Number and Quantity, Algebra)
You should work closely with your mathematics advisor to make sure you are able to take all the courses needed to prepare you for the CSET.