All candidates for a California Credential must meet the Basic Skills Requirement prior to entering the credential program. Your options are:
Single subject credential candidates must demonstrate subject matter knowledge by either completing a state approved subject matter program (a bachelor’s degree with an education emphasis from an approved university) or passing the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) in a specific subject. Candidates who have not passed the exam on or before the May test date will not be admitted. We encourage you to plan early for taking CSET as certain subjects are not offered on every test date.
To sign up for CSET, go to the testing company’s website:
All applications to the SED Program at Humboldt State University are assessed by a committee of professors and local secondary teachers in the candidate’s specific subject area department. This subject matter departmental review (SMDR) may include an interview, presentation and/or writing sample. HSU also accepts assessment verification from CCTC-approved programs on other campuses. The SMDR is distinct from any assessment of subject matter knowledge demonstrated through CSET examination or completion of an education emphasis major.