Content Mastery

Exam for Educators


CMEE=850 (composite score)




California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

Composite score of 123, with a minimum score of 37 in each section: reading, math, and writing

Entry into teacher education program (most traditional teacher education programs)

• Completion of an approved teacher preparation program

• Completion of a course or an exam on the U.S. Constitution

• Completion of a teaching of reading course

• Completion of a health education course, including nutrition and cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Elementary Teachers: Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT)

(a) Content Knowledge

(b) Content Areas Exercises

RICA Composite score =311

Content knowledge=156

Content area exercises=155




Praxis I

Paper/Pencil or Computer-Based Tests (CBT) accepted




[CBT: reading=325; writing=319; math=322]


• Graduation from an approved teacher education program

• Completion of a special education course

• Good moral character

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