CSET Waiver (Subject Matter Waiver)

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 WaiversAll 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 

You may scroll to the bottom right hand side of the page and there you will find the Subject Matter Waiver Program Instructions for reference. 
STEP II In addition, you may submit your payment for the evaluation online through Cash Net - https://commerce.cashnet.com/csulapay 
Feel free to modify the amount on the CCOE option. [EXEMPTION: Present CCOE math credential students do NOT need to pay]
STEP III Once you have completed the subject matter waiver fee form and submitted your online payment, you may scan and email both the form and verification of payment to math credential advisor Dr. Raychaudhuri for an evaluation ([email protected]) with cc to Edith Torres at CCOE ([email protected]). Depending on your required course completion status, you may get a "Completed" or "Incomplete" waiver. Note that while math dept. does the formal waiver evaluation, CCOE writes the formal waiver letter.
Note: If you get an "incomplete" waiver, you need to complete the courses and email Dr. Raychaudhuri so your waiver is updated to a "Completed".