California law requires that all teachers pass a course in the U.S. Constitution before
being issued a credential. This requirement can be fulfilled by taking an approved
college level course(s) or by passing an approved exam. Below is a list of courses
that satisfy this requirement:
San Jose State University Courses
Political Institutions in the U.S.
Development of the U.S. Constitution
AFAM 2A or 2B
Afro Americans/ American History & Government
AAS 33A or 33B
Asian American in U.S. History
HIST/POLS 15A or 15B
AMS 1A and 1B
HUM 1AB and 2AB
Western Culture & Society
At Bay Area Community Colleges
Pols 1 or 5
City College of S.F.
Hist 17A or Pols 1
Pols 1 or 7
San Jose City College
West Valley College
Pols 1 or 1H
If you have taken a course at another institution that you believe satisfies the requirement
but is not listed please do the following:
Obtain a course description (preferably a course syllabus) from the college where
the course was taken.
Obtain Official transcripts with passing grade for the class.
Complete this form and bring it and the items listed above to SH 108.