Tech, CPR, U.S. Constitution Requirements

In addition to completing all program requirements, teaching candidates must also complete technology, CPR, and U.S. Constitution requirements. Learn more about each requirement below.

Technology Requirement

To meet the Technology Requirement you must complete the Google Educator, Fundamental Training for Educators course and certification exam. Requirement to be completed by the end of the first full month of your first semester in the program.

  • You may take this course at any time. You do not need to wait until you are issued a SJSU email.
  • The course typically takes 12-15 hours to complete.
  • Choose a grade level band that is appropriate to a grade level in which you wish to be certified.
  • You will receive a completion certificate. Print and or save your certificate as a pdf and keep for your records. You will need to submit this certificate with your Preliminary Credential application after completing the program (you do not need to provide any documentation to the department).
  • If you need to retake the exam, you must wait a certain amount of time.  See the FAQ from Google for details.

CPR Certification

If you are considering enrolling in a CPR course it must meet the American Heart Association guidelines. Due to COVID-19, online CPR courses are currently acceptable. View recommended courses on our SJSU Credential Services website.

United States Constitution Requirement

California law requires that all teachers pass a course in the U.S. Constitution before being issued a credential. There are multiple ways of meeting this requirement, see SJSU Credential Services for more information. 

NOTE: Interns must meet the U.S. Constitution requirement prior to applying to the intern pathway.