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 degree program that has the CSET waiver (i.e., the subject matter waiver) embedded in it, OR 3) just complete the list of waiver courses. All waiver courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Do I have all the courses to apply for a CSET waiver?
If you graduated in our option I (Applied) or II (General), you can complete the missing courses from the waiver you want (see above waiver link) and apply for a CSET waiver.
Note that option III (Integrated Teaching) and option IV (Traditional Teaching) graduates complete all the courses for a Full CSET waiver, as all waiver courses are embedded in their major and option-specific courses.
Must I apply for a CSET waiver evaluation?
Yes, all waiver applicants need to still apply for waiver (see process below) AFTER they complete all waiver courses. [EXEMPTION: OPTION III students can apply for waiver (and do student teaching) with one waiver course pending].
Who can apply for a math CSET waiver evaluation at Cal State LA?
Per dept. policy, students can apply for CSET waiver evaluation as long as they fall in one of the 2 categories below:
(a) enrolled in Cal State LA math credential program AND completed math courses at a CSU campus without a waiver program,
(b) graduated from our campus with a B.A. or B.S in Math.