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California Citizenship Preparation

The focus of the Citizenship Preparation program is literacy skills. The program uses ESL methodologies and citizenship preparation material to prepare learners to take and pass the USCIS (formerly INS) written and oral citizenship test. The program includes outreach services, skills assessment, curriculum development and instruction, professional development, naturalization preparation and assistance and program evaluation.

Citizenship Information and Resources

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Resource Center
Find USCIS Lessons and materials to supplement classroom instruction as well as a Citizenship Curriculum Framework and a Professional Development Guide

USA Learns Citizenship
USA Learns Citizenship is a free online course that helps learners prepare for all aspects of the naturalization interview

Citizenship Preparation FAQs
These questions and answers will provide information and guidance to California agencies with EL Civics Citizenship Preparation

EL Civics Basics Part 1
These slides above give all the basic information needed by programs beginning or continuing Civic Participation and Citizenship Preparation Programs. Citizenship Preparation Programs should focus on slides 15-21.


Citizenship Oral Interview Test (CIT) and  Government and History for Citizenship Test
Ensure that your students are well prepared for the citizenship process and USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) interview. Let CASAS citizenship assessments help you meet that goal!

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