Teacher Preparation Institute

CBEST & CSET Test Dates & Locations


Free CBEST Test Preparation Workshop for active TPI Students, TPI Alumni, and Current Cal Poly Pomona students (must have Bronco 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.  

Next CBEST Workshop will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  See details below.  Seating is limited.  Call the TPI Center today to reserve your seat!

Session 1: Math with Prof. Steve Lancaster from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session 2: Reading & Writing with Prof. Margie Whalen from 1:00 to 4:00 PM


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 TPI Members & Member Almuni, and current (not alumuni) Cal Poly Pomona Students (must have Bronco email and ID)

Teacher Prep will be offering a free CSET Workshop for Multiple Subject Subtest I & II in Spring 2017. Each Subtest Workshop will meet once a
week for 3 hours. Prereqs apply.

Due to budget cuts, our next CSET Workshop will be held in Spring 20171.  More details to follow.

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 Mt. SAC  or Cal Poly Bronco Student ID and ALL unofficial transcripts to the TPI Center (26A-1610) or to Veronica Baeza at vbaeza@mtsac.edu.

Application Submission Deadlines

Subtest I: TBA
Subtest II: TBA

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

1Workshops are dependent on funds for 2015-2016 fiscal school year.  If funds are not available, TPI will not conduct a workshop for subtest I &II.

*Meeting time-frame is dependent on instructor, therefore students need to keep a 4-8p time-frame open in their schedule for these 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 reimburement for subtest I and II ($99 ea)!