Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Sep 11, 2017




5 hrs/week


Previous college-level math course

Course Type:





This course was developed with support from the Hewlett Foundation to address the problem faced by prospective California teachers: a large percentage fail the first time they attempt it. The solution we designed was to enable someone studying for the exam to pinpoint their areas of weakness and focus on those, while quickly skimming topics they already know. The CSET Mathematics Subtest II covers trigonometry and calculus. It is licensed Creative Commons - Attribution - 3.0 and educators are also welcome to reuse quizzes, explanations, and even the whole course as they like.


  • The prospective teacher will be able to quickly identify areas of potential weakness before taking the CSET Mathematics Subtest III exam.
  • In areas of weakness, a prospective teacher will use provided practice problems, guided examples and content refreshers to allow for quicker recall of previously learned topics in mathematics.
  • A prospective teacher will be able to assess whether further formal coursework is needed before attempting the exam.

Prerequisites: Prospective teachers of mathematics should have prior coursework in college-level math, even if a long time ago.

Target Audience: Prospective mathematics teachers studying to pass state-required subject matter exams.

Course is offered by University of California, Irvine Extension.

Course Instructors

Larry Cooperman

Larry Cooperman

Course Designer

Larry Cooperman is the Associate Dean for Open Education at the University of California, Irvine.

Stefano Stefan

Stefano Stefan

Course Designer

Stefano Stefan is the Director of Open Education Projects.