California Subject Examination for Teachers - Preparation Resources

California has many classroom vacancies in the fields of secondary mathematics and science - even during tough economic times. In conjuntion with the Hewlett Foundation and the Boeing Foundation, UC Irvine has prepared a set of online resources (organized as courses) to assist prospective secondary math and science teachers in passing the qualifying exams. The resources are free and available through the Canvas Network. Users must first register (enroll) in each course and then the system will automatically track their progress toward completion.


  1. The current CSET exam format includes both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. Our review material includes only multiple-choice questions. For more information about the CSET exams, please visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.
  2. The science subtest topics have been realigned since this resource was originally developed. However, the content is still applicable and useful for review and self-study.

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Access Your CSET Resources Here

First-time users need to register (enroll) in each course.

If you have already registered for one or more CSET courses, click on the titles below to access your course directly. Click "enroll" if you have not yet registered and wish to enroll.

CSET Mathematics Exam Prep Resources

CSET Mathematics Subtest I: Algebra and Number Theory (Enroll)

CSET Mathematics Subtest II: Geometry, Statistics, and Probability (Enroll)

CSET Mathematics Subtest III: Trigonometry and Calculus (Enroll)

CSET Science Exam Prep Resources

CSET Science Subtest I: Astronomy, Dynamic Processes of the Earth, Earth Resources, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Waves (Enroll)

CSET Science Subtest II: Ecology, Genetics and Evoluution, Structure and Properties of Matter (Chemistry) (Enroll)