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Constitution exam offered for prospective teachers

Teaching credential candidates needing to take a U.S. Constitution examination can enroll for the exam being offered 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 through Antelope Valley College's Corporate and Community Education Office.

The exam will be administered at the Lancaster campus of the college, 3041 W. Ave. K in Room LS1 132. The fee is $185. Register online through Corporate and Community Services at or call (661) 722-6300, ext. 6584.

Don Ranish
Dr. Don Ranish

The exam is usually required for those who have not completed the introductory college-level American government course, such as "American Political Institutions," Political Science 101 offered at AVC. Teacher candidates who have taken a comparable course in another state usually will be obligated to take the exam, although it is best to check with a person's respective teaching credential program.

The exam covers the history, concepts, principles and provisions of both the American and California constitutions.

Those passing the exam will be provided a certificate of completion. Those unsuccessful will be able to work with the instructor, Dr. Don Ranish, on preparing to retake the examination at a later date.