Teacher Preparation Institute

CBEST, CSET Test Dates & Locations

Free CBEST Test Preparation Workshop for TPI Students, TPI Alumni, Current & Alumni Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton & La Verne University Students.*

Teacher Preparation students should complete the CBEST test during their time here at Mt. SAC. Once passed, the certification is good for life.

The 4-hour Basic Skills test covers reading comprehension, math and essay writing. TPI recommends that students who have passed English 1A and Math 71 are prepared to pass this test.

TPI urges all future teachers to take the CBEST before transferring to a 4-year college.

Active TPI Members who attend the full workshop and pass the CBEST can apply for a reimbursement from TPI for the test fee ($41).

Next CBEST Workshop will be on Saturday, October 20, 2014. 

Session I: Math with Prof. Stephen Lancaster, 9a-12p
Session II: Reading & Writing with Prof. Margie Whalen, 1-4p

Seating is limited!  Call the TPI Center today to reserve your seat.

*Off-campus students must provide a college email address in order to reserve a seat, and will be responsible for parking.

CBEST Test Dates & Locations:

Click on this CBEST link to find out the CBEST Test dates and locations.

Click on this CBEST Practice Test link to view/take a practice test.

CSET Test Preparation Workshop

Free CSET Workshop for TPI Members and current Cal Poly Pomona & Cal State Fullerton Students

Teacher Prep will be offering a free CSET Workshop for Multiple Subject Subtest I & II in Spring 2015.  Each Subtest Workshop will meet once a
week for 3 hours.  Prereqs apply.  

Subtest I: Language Arts & History
Six Thursdays 4-7 p.m. or 5-8 p.m.*

Subtest II: Math & Science
Six Thursdays 4-7 p.m. or 5-8 p.m.*


Click here for Subtest I or Subtest II workshop application.  Submit your application(s) along with a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the TPI Center (26A-1610) or to Veronica Baeza at vbaeza@mtsac.edu.

*Meeting time-frame is dependent on instructor

What separates TPI's CSET workshop from others?

  • Workshop is free.  Other colleges charge $150 and up for a full day workshop.
  • Teacher Prep instructors go over subject matter of CSET, not just test taking strategies, so that you will be better prepared to take the test.


Exclusive offer for active TPI Members: attend all workshops, take the test, pass it, show TPI proof and get reimbursed for the test fee!