Credential Requirements Overview

California has a set of requirements to ensure that teachers in every classroom are qualified and ready to teach mathematics to diverse student populations in California.

CA Credential Requirement vs Alternative at UCLA

California Basic Education Skills Test

Test of basic skills in reading writing, and arithmetic


US Constitution Test

Test based on the United States Constitution and the California State Government

Take and pass one class from:

Hist 13 A/B/C, Hist 7A/B, Hist 151 A/B, Poli Sci 1, Poli Sci 172A/B, Poli Sci 40


California education code requires that all individuals who seek to obtain California credentials receive fingerprint clearance from the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation


California Subject Examinations

Achieve a passing score on a three part CSET for mathematics to show “subject matter competence”

Subject Matter Program

UCLA is one of only three campuses with a CA-approved subject matter program in mathematics. Upon completion of this program, students request documetnation from the math department which exempts them from the CSET.

Traditional Education Program

Apply to UCLA’s Graduate School of Education, or another university, for a one-year program after you complete your undergraduate degree

UCLA’s Math For LA

A fast track program to complete some or all of your education courses as an undergraduate.