CA Single Subject (Secondary) Mathematics Credential and Exam Requirements - Direct & Approved

California Single Subject (Secondary) Mathematics Credential and Exam Requirements - Direct and Approved Pathway


Secondary Mathematics Certification Available: Preliminary Single Subject Mathematics and English Learner Authorization (ELA).

Important Note Regarding Field Experiences and Licensure


Graduates of a WGU mathematics (secondary) teacher preparation program will be eligible for a preliminary Single Subject Mathematics teaching credential in California, which will allow them to teach in any mathematics classroom in a departmentalized setting.
Required Exams for Licensure
1. Content Exam

CSET Single Subject Mathematics subtests I (211), II (212) and III (213)

 Or CSET Single Subject Mathematics subtests I (110), II (111) and III (112) - if passed by 12/28/14

2. WGU Graduation Requirement Exam Praxis 5161, Mathematics: Content knowledge

Note: You must pass all 3 subtests. You can combine older and newer subtests. If you passed one or more subtests of the older CSET: Mathematics subtests (110, 111 or 112) by 12/28/14, your scores remain valid and you will not have to retake those subtests, provided they were taken less than 10 years from the date you apply for licensure. You will only need to take the remaining newer subtest(s). Please note that CSET scores must be used toward a California credential within 10 years of the test date.

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

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your California Teaching License
California Teaching Performance Assessment


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