Teacher Preparation Institute

CBEST & CSET Preparation Workshops


CBEST Test Preparation Workshop 

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.  

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 CBEST Workshop:
Fall CBEST Workshop
TPI is offering a CBEST Workshop on the following dates and times.  Sign-ups must be in person.  Call the TPI Center at (909) 274-4190 for more details.

Date Time Session Presenter
Saturday, December 1, 2018                9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                    Math                                                     Shana Tarman  
Saturday, December 8, 2018   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Reading & Writing   Bobbi Hamby



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: 

Due to lack of funding for 2018-2019, the Teacher Preparation Institute will not be offering the CSET Multiple Subject Subtest I & II workshops for Spring 2019.

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

What separates TPI's CSET workshop from others?

  • Workshop is free. Other colleges charge $300 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)!