CSET Exams

The state currently offers the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) to prove subject matter competency in the following CSUF credential areas:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Languages other than English: French, German, Japanese, & Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Foundational Level Mathematics (FLM)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (Geology), Physics
  • Foundational Level General Science (FLGS)
  • Social Science

To prove subject matter competence the student will have to pass all the required subtests in a subject area.

For credentialing purposes a passing CSET exam score must be used within five years of the passing test date.

For more information about these exams, visit the CSET website at:

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Page updated: August 29, 2014