Testing Resources and Information
Welcome Candidates! On your pathway to graduation/completion of our Masters in Education or Teacher Credentialing Programs there are several state exams you will encounter. The Teacher Education Department fully understands the anxiety examinations can cause. Here are some resources and information to make the examination process a less stressful endeavor. We wish you the best of luck!
Writing Skills Test (WST)
The writing skills test is a California State University System requirement. You must satisfy this requirement in order to receive a degree from CSUEB. The University offers this exam through the University Testing office. Candidates are able to waive this requirement via course work or CBEST. For complete details please visit the University Testing Office.
California Basic Educational Skill Test (CBEST)
You may take the CBEST only if you have earned, at minimum, a high school diploma, a GED, or the equivalent or if you are, or have been, a student taking courses for college credit pursuant to a career in education. If you are uncertain about your eligibility to test, please contact the CTC for approval to test. You must take the CBEST if you are applying for a first teaching credential or services credential. The University is currently offering test preparation courses through our Continuing Education Department. You can also source information via this link CBEST.
California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
The Department of Teacher Education at CSU East Bay is proud to offer once more our CSET Multiple Subjects Preparation Course. The course will be offered three times in the 2009-2010 academic year.Please register as quickly as possible because space is limited. Click here for the CSET Multiple Subjects Preparation Course Registration flyer/form. Passing scores on the CSET Multiple Subjects Exams are required for admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.
The Teacher Education Department is currently NOT offering this course on Campus.
The Alameda County Office of Education is currently offering a CSET Prep course starting April 16th - Register at http://www.acoe.org/acoe/
The Contra Costa County Office of Education also offers a CSET Pre program to view their information log on to http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/
Reading Instruction Competence Assessment - (RICA)
CSUEB Foundational Mathematics Added Authorization Program
This program is designed for students who would like to teach middle school math and who currently have or plan to obtain their Multiple Subjects teaching credential or a Single Subject teaching credential in a subject other than mathematics. More information and application.