CA Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects) Credential and Exam Requirements - Approved

California Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects) Credential and Exam Requirements - Approved Pathway


In California, this program leads to a Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and an English Learner Authorization (ELA).


Required Exams for Licensure
1. Content Exam

CSET Multiple Subjects subtests 101, 214* and 103

*The 214 subtest replaced the 102. The last administration of the 102 was 8/6/2017.

2. Pedagogy Exam Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Not required for graduation, but required for credential.

All CSET exams must be passed prior to demonstration teaching, and passing scores for all required CSET exams must be posted to your degree plan before you are allowed to begin demonstration teaching. More information is found here. In addition, all CSET exams must be less than 10 years old at the time of credential application.

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in California
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your California Teaching License

California Teaching Performance Assessment


Article Number: 19397, 1952