Subject Matter Waiver Programs for Math Teachers: Full math waiver & Foundational level math (FLM) waiver
To become a math teacher, you need a BA/BS degree (with subject matter competency as required for teachers) and a teaching credential.
To show subject matter competency, you can either 1) pass the CSET, OR 2) complete a BA/BS degree program that has the CSET waiver (e.g., Integrated Teaching or Traditional Teaching) embedded in it, OR 3) Complete a degree in Mathematics (e.g., Applied or General Mathematics, Integrated or Traditional Teaching on our campus), 4) complete the list of CTC approved CSET waiver courses.
By the new CTC rule (July 2021), you can also do a mix and match of passing CSET and waiver courses, however, we currently do NOT offer that option.
For descriptions of the 2 subject matter waiver programs we offer, and the lists of courses, see our Full and Foundational Level Math Subject Matter Waivers. All waiver courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Must I formally apply for a CSET waiver evaluation?
Yes, all waiver applicants need to still formally apply for waiver (see process below) AFTER they complete ALL waiver courses.
Who can apply for a math CSET waiver evaluation at Cal State LA?
Per math dept. and CCOE policy, students can apply for CSET waiver evaluation as long as they are enrolled in Cal State LA math credential program AND completed math courses at a CSU campus without a waiver program,
The process for requesting a CSET waiver evaluation