Teacher Preparation Institute

CBEST & CSET Preparation Workshops


Free CBEST Test Preparation Workshop for active TPI Students, TPI Alumni, and Current Cal Poly Pomona, and Cal State Fullerton students (must have college email and ID) 

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 (both sessions) and pass the CBEST can apply for a one-time reimbursement from TPI for the test fee ($41).*

*Reimbursement only applies to paper-testing, not computerized.  

Spring 2018 CBEST Workshop*:

Session I: Math (Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9a-12p)
Session II: Reading & Writing (Saturday, May 12 from 10a-1p)

*Must sign up in person.  $20 refundable deposit (cash only & exact change) is due at time of sign-up.  Deposit is forfeited 15 minutes after the start of each session.  Click here for TPI Center office hours

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 for Multiple Subjects

Free CSET Workshop for Mt. SAC students and Alumni, and current (not alumni) Cal State University students.

Now taking sign-ups for our Spring 2018 workshops!  Deposit is requred at time of sign up.*
Subtest I Workshop meeting dates: Thursday, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3 from 4-7 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. (depending on instructor's availability)
Subtest II Workshop meeting dates: Thrusday, May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 4-7 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. (depending on instructor's availability)
*$20 refundable deposit per subtest is due at time of sign up.  Deposit is refunded at the last session date of each subtest workshop.  If student misses any of the fours sessions, deposit is forfeited. 

NOTE: Teacher Prep does not offer single subject CSET workshops.

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 only: attend all workshops, take the test, pass it, show TPI proof and get a one-time reimbursement for subtest I and II ($99 ea)!