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Seniors to Teach Program Application (2022-2023)

Basic Skills Requirement

On July 9, 2021, the Governor signed AB 130 (Chap. 44, Stats. 2021) which established new options for demonstrating the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR). The options allow the Commission and Commission-approved preparation programs to verify that a candidate or applicant has demonstrated basic skills proficiency by verifying qualifying college-level coursework. Commission-approved preparation programs may also use a combination of coursework and other previously available options to meet the BSR.

Options available prior to AB 130:

  • Pass the CBEST
  • Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination
  • Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations
  • Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
  • Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State

Additional options resulting from AB 130:

  • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework
  • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework and Exam

Meeting the Basic Skills Requirement by Coursework Resources

1. Please read the guidelines to get familiar with the actual law.

2. Next review the General Education Courses and fill-out the application. You can also review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

3. Email application to the Credential Analyst at There will be a 3 weeks processing time in most cases.

Subject Matter Competency Requirement

Meeting the Subject Matter Competency through AB 130 has not been fully institutionalized. The Commission is seeking approval from the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) proposed regulatory language to include subjects identified in Title 5, Section 80005. However, a response is not expected until January 2022.

Options available prior to AB 130:

  • Passing the appropriate California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) Examination
  • Completing a Commission-approved subject matter program

Additional options resulting from AB 130:

  • Meet the Subject Matter Competency Requirement through a degree in the content area. The major must be an exact degree/credential subject match in one of the subjects named in Education Code section 44257(a).
  • Meet the Subject Matter Competency Requirement by Coursework and Exam

Meeting the Subject Matter Competency Requirement

Below are the initial steps to see if you might qualify for Subject Matter Competency under AB 130 options.

  1. Please read the guidelines to get familiar with the CTC updates.

  1. Next, check the list below to see if you have a degree (BA/BS or Masters)

    • Art (Art History)

    • English

    • World Language (in any of the languages for which there is a credential)

    • Mathematics

    • Music

    • Physical Education (Name on degree MUST state Physical Education - (e.g. Physical Education: Kinesiology). 

    • Science (including Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience or Earth and Space Science, and Physics)

    • Social Science (AB 130 does not include History degrees and thus CTC is seeking an emergency approval on this major results expected in January 2022)

  1. If you have a degree that is the EXACT major name of the areas above, or if it includes the name of the area within your degree (e.g., Biology: Environmental Biology; Art: Art History; and Physical Education: Kinesiology), then you would qualify for meeting your Subject Matter Competence Requirement through AB 130.

  1. If you qualify for Subject Matter Competency under AB 130, a form is being developed by the credential analyst and will be posted as soon as it is approved.

  1. If you don't have a degree that is the EXACT name of the areas above (Step #2), then you will need to take the CSET.  For example, if you have Business degree or a Communication degree, you would need to take the CSET if you want to teach Mathematics or English. Also if you have a History degree it does not count under the AB 130 option. These majors would also need to take the 

* More updates will be posted as they are released.

Teach Grant

A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant, and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a low.

A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area.  You'll be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation

Check out the Teach Grant web page for more information.  Take a look at our 

TEACH Grant Flyer

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College of Education – Student Services
Office: CE 102
Phone: 909-537-5609


The College of Education at California State University San Bernardino is fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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