In order to obtain an Intern Teaching Credential, Fellows must pass the subject-matter-appropriate California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) or obtain a Single Subject matter equivalency letter from a CCTC-approved California University in the appropriate subject area before starting student teaching or a teaching internship.

TeachStart recommends taking the CSET examination as soon as possible during Year 1 of the Scholar+ pathway, as there is a 45 day waiting period should any portion of the CSET need to be retaken.