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US Constitution Requirement

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires candidates to complete a course (two semester units or three quarter units) in the provision and principles of the US Constitution or pass an examination given by a regionally accredited college or university.  

Graduation from a college or university within the California State University (CSU) system generally meets the requirement. At CSU, Long Beach Political Science 100 or Political Science 391 meets this requirement.

Credential students may take the exam offered at one of the following universities and submit official proof of passing scores to the Credential Center, ED1-42.

  • CSU Dominguez Hills - 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747  No reservation is necessary, the cost is $25 check or money order payable to CSUDH Foundation.  For more information contact Dr. Richard Palmer at rpalmer@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3490.
  • UC Los Angeles Extension - 10995 Leconte Ave. Ste 639 Los Angeles, CA. The cost is $80 which includes parking. For more information call 310-825-4581 or email education@uclaextension.edu
  • Notre Dame de Namur University - Offers an on-line timed examination consisting of 50 multiple choice questions.  The cost is $85 and includes prep material, exam and certificate.  For more information call Terrance Hanna at 650-508-3545 or email thanna@NDNU.edu

For any other questions regarding the US Constitution requirement, please contact the Credential Center (ED1-42) by calling 562-985-4109 or emailing them at ced-credentials@csulb.edu.




last updated — Oct 24, 2014