CA U.S. Constitution Requirement
CA requires the completion of a course (at least two semester units or three quarter units) in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution, or passing an exam on the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally accredited college or university for initial licensure. A BS or BA degree awarded by a California State University (CSU) meets this requirement.
Note: Bachelor's programs at WGU provide such a course (unless the course was waived during your transcript evaluation), but Post-baccalaureate* and MA in Teaching programs at WGU do not. If you are enrolled in a Post-bacc or MAT program, or the WGU U.S. Constitution course was waived as part of your Bachelor's program transcript evaluation, then you must provide firstname.lastname@example.org with either the official description of the course on your undergraduate transcript that fulfills this requirement or the passing scores for an appropriate exam offered by a local California college or university.
Because students enrolled in the WGU BA Special Education and MAT English programs apply for their California credential via reciprocity through Utah, students in these programs are not required to satisfy California's U.S. Constitution requirement.
Study Guide Materials for the WGU U.S. Constitution Assessment:
A list of study materials for the WGU assessment is below. This list can also be found in the Golden State Community.
Read and study the Constitution:
Read the Constitution: http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html
Study the Constitution: http://www.usconstitution.net/constquick.html
Focus on the Bill of Rights: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_bor.html
Read the following topics:
The Articles of Confederation: http://www.usconstitution.net/constconart.html
Constitutional Convention: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_ccon.html
Federalists and Anti Federalists: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_faf.html
The Electoral College: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_elec.html
How a bill becomes law: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_law.html
2nd Amendment: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_2nd.html
US Government organization: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_govt.html
Your rights and responsibilities: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_resp.html
Students' Rights: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_stud.html
Citizenship in the United States: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_citi.html
Due Process: http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_duep.html
*As of 8/1/2017, WGU is no longer enrolling students in the PBMA9, PBMA12, PBSC9, MATSC9, PBSS12, or MATSS12 programs. Beginning 2/1/2018, WGU will no longer enroll students in the PBSC12 program. For more information, please contact your program mentor or enrollment counselor.
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