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CSET Preparation Program


San Diego County Office of Education offers a 100-percent online California Subject Matter Exam for Teachers (CSET) preparation support course. The CSET resources are all self-paced, closely aligned with the CSET content, and available by subject area or by subject-area subtest. The San Diego County Office of Education CSET Preparation Program, which was developed in collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District, is committed to a “teacher friendly” model that is flexible, cost effective, technology-based, and rigorous. The resources were developed by exemplary, experienced content experts who have firsthand knowledge of the CSET exam.

COST: $100 per subject area (typically three subtests) $40 per subtest

  • Your payment provides unlimited online access for the duration of the course. See course timeline in registration.
  • Payment Options: At this time we accept credit cards. A payment link will be sent after the registration is processed.


June 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017

The following CSET subject areas are currently available. Click the links below for online registration. Registration ends September 24, 2017. 

*General Science, Biology and Chemistry prep are being redeveloped to ensure alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the updated CSET Tests being administered starting Aug. 7, 2017. The currently linked coursework for these subjects is geared towards the test administered until August 6, 2017. If you are planning on taking the test August 7th or later, you may want to check this website mid-August to register for the revised test prep.

    • Subtest I​ 
    • Subtest II - Life Sciences (undergoing revisions - check back end of August)
    • Subtest II - Chemistry  (undergoing revisions - check back end of August)
  • Social Science
  • ​Registration for CSET Prep November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 will be available September 25th, 2017.

  • Registration for CSET Prep March 1, 2018 - June 29, 2018 will be available  January 29, 2018.