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Subject Matter Prep Overview

The Subject Matter Preparation (SMP) Program courses are offered to LAUSD teachers, LAUSD teacher applicants, other LAUSD employees, and individuals from outside the District. The courses provide assistance with the content covered by the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Multiple Subjects and Single Subject Math.  Preparation classes are organized by subtests.

Passing the CBEST is a prerequisite for any Subject Matter Preparation CSET courses.

Courses are typically two to five days in duration and are held on Saturdays or unassigned/break non-work days. Session hours vary from nine to twenty-four hours, depending on the subtest covered.

Directions for registering for any SMP CSET prep class:

1.    Download a hard copy of the registration form, found on the schedule of classes webpage, complete it and send it to our office, with your money order or cashier’s check. (If you mail your money order, we recommend that you send us a faxed or emailed image of the money order and registration form before you put it in the mail.)

2.    Please note that registration fees are due a minimum of eight days before the first day of class. When a class follows a holiday or school break, the money is due eight days before teachers are off.

3.    In addition, all LAUSD employees are required to sign up for SMP CSET test prep courses (with the exception of Calculus) on the LAUSD Learning Zone  https://lz.lausd.net/lz/ .  This should be done within the six weeks preceding the start of the course.  Note that when you sign up for a class on Learning Zone, you will be placed on a wait list until your money order has been received in our office.

4.    Money orders MUST be taken or sent to our office.  All money and registration forms must be received by our office prior to the first day of class.  No money or registration forms will be accepted at the SMP class site.

5.    If you qualify for a reimbursement, save the receipt you receive when you pay for the class.

6.    NO money orders will be held for a later class after you drop an earlier class.  Send us the address to return your money order if you drop before noon on the first day of class. (See registration form for more details.)

For additional information, please email Rosalie Pitts at rosalie.pitts@lausd.net or Janet Peaks at janet.peaks@lausd.net


Teacher Training Academy
Subject Matter Prep Program
333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, California  90017

(213) 241-5478            or           (213) 241-4252

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