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Online CSET Preparation Program


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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.

The Online prep courses are self-paced. There is no instructor. The materials are grouped by content and are a mixture of powerpoints, articles, links, videos and practice tests.

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. Registrations are processed Monday - Friday, during normal business hours. (No refund. No proration of cost.)


Nov.1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019

(Access ends Feb. 28, 2019)

The following CSET subject areas are currently available. Click the links below for online registration. Registration ends Feb. 20, 2019. 

Registration for CSET Prep March 1 to June 30, 2019 will be available Feb. 22, 2019. 

  • Registration for CSET Prep July 1 to Oct. 31, 2019 will be available June 21, 2019.

  • Registration for CSET Prep Nov. 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2019 will be available Oct. 24, 2018.

  • Registration for CSET Prep March 1 to June 30, 2019 will be available Feb. 22, 2019.