US Constitution Requirement

California Education Code Section 44335 requires all candidates for a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, or Designated Subjects Credential to demonstrate knowledge of the United States Constitution by completing a college level course, or a college level examination in the subject. This requirement must be completed before the credential can be granted. The U.S. Constitution requirement can be met by successful completion of one of the following:

  1. Graduation from a university within the California State University (CSU) system.
  2. Completion of a course on the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution taken at a regionally accredited college or university.
    • At CSULB, you may take either Political Science 100, or Political Science 391
    • Verify a course taken at another college or university meets the requirement by contacting the Credential Center. Please provide a transcript showing completion of the course and a copy of the course description, if possible.
  3. Pass an examination on the Provisions and Principles of the U.S. Constitution offered by a regionally accredited college or university. Institutions offering an appropriate college-level examination are: