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Teacher Preparation Workshops


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. Teacher Preparation Center recommends that students who have passed English 1A and Math 71 are prepared to pass this test. Teacher Preparation Center urges all future teachers to take the CBEST before transferring to a 4-year college.

CBEST Basic Skills Requirement Information

Click here to learn more about how the basic skills requirement can be fulfilled.  

Fall 2021 CBEST & CEST * Workshops:

Mt. San Antonio College's School of Continuing Education offers free CBEST & CSET (Multiple-Subject) Workshops.  Contact the School of Continuing Education's Adult Basic Education department for further details at (909) 274-4845 or visit them in building 30, room 114.

CBEST: Saturday, September 4, 11 & 18 

CSET (Multiple Subject): Saturday, October 2, 9 & 16

To register for either workshop, click HERE

*Special offer to active Teacher Preparation Center Members: attend a workshop, take and pass the CBEST, and get reimbursed for the cost of paper-testing ($41).  The the Teacher Preparation Center at (909) 274-4190 for further details. 

CBEST & CSET Basic Skills Requirement per CSU & UC.

    • CSUF LogoCal State Fullerton

      Cal State Fullerton Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)

      Options to Satisfy BSR      English & Reading Proficiency      Math Proficiency
       Regionally accredited College or University level coursework      B- or better in Reading and Writing courses
           (CSUF GE area A-2 and A-3)
           B- in level Math
           (CSUF GE area B-4)
      CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)      "College Ready" or "Exempt"      "College Ready" or "Exempt"
      CSU Placement Exams (EPT and ELM)      Score of 151 or above      Score of 50 or above
      College Board SAT      Before March 2016: Score of 500 or above
           After March 2016: Score of 560 or above
           Before March 2016: Score of 550 or above
           After March 2016: Score of 570 or above
      ACT      Score of 22 or above      Score of 23 or above
      College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams      Score of 3 or above on one of the following:
      • AP English Language & Composition
      • AP English Literature & Composition
          Score of 3 or above on one of the following:
      • AP Calculus AB
      • AP Calculus BC
      • AP Statisitics
    • CPP LogoCal Poly Pomona



CBEST Test Dates & Locations:

  • To learn more about dates and locations for the CBEST, please visit CBEST
  • For practice of the CBEST exam, please visit CBEST Practice Test