The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is offering free online preparatory programs for aspiring educators.
Anyone who would like help completing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) or California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) can get more information or register for the courses by following the links above. The sessions are self-paced and entirely online. Materials are grouped by content with are a mixture of presentations, articles, links, videos, and practice tests.
"Providing these courses for free is one of the ways we're making it easier for potential teachers to get the support they need to succeed," said Keri Morgan, coordinator with SDCOE's Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation department.
More About the CSET
The CSET examinations were developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for prospective teachers who choose to or are required to meet specific requirements for certification by taking examinations. Online support is available to those preparing to take the CSET in seven subject areas: English, math, social science, multiple subjects, science, physical education, and Spanish.
More About the CBEST
In most cases, applicants for a credential, certificate, or permit to serve in a public school in California must verify basic skills proficiency before the credential, certificate, or permit will be issued. Passing the CBEST is one way to meet the basic skills requirement.