Exams - Including Subject Matter Competence


Subject Matter Competence - The subject area listed on the out-of-state credential authorization must correspond to a California subject area in order for the Commission to issue a credential. If the subject(s) listed on the out-of-state credential are other than "elementary teaching" or "self-contained teaching", a preliminary credential will be issued but the applicant will be required to meet California subject matter requirements before the clear credential may be issued. For greater detail about subject matter competence, refer to CTC leaflet CL-674M (multiple subject) or CL-674S (single subject).

CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test

CTEL California Teachers of English Learners

CSET California Subjects Examination for Teachers

RICA Reading Instruction Competence Assessment