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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Creative Arts

Preparation for Teaching: Multiple Subjects

San José State University -to- CSU, Pomona

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Also see Preparation for Teaching notes at the bottom of this page.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

Creative Arts is one of six SJSU majors that are designed to prepare students for elementary school teaching. The Program of majors contains a Core Curriculum that is found in all majors. People interested in teaching should complete lower division Core Curriculum requirements prior to applying to pursue one of the six majors at SJSU.
(College of the Humanities and Arts)- Creative Arts. This program, unique in California for its emphasis on the arts, includes courses in arts for children, a pre-professional experience class, and additional courses which prepare the student to teach in today's culturally diverse classroom. Contact: Dr. Johanna Movassat 408-924-4481; E-Mail: creativearts@gmail.com; Location: Clark Hall Room 419A.

Core Curriculum in the SJSU Elementary Subject Matter Program for Teachers:

General Education and Major Requirements - Courses listed below may satisfy both GE (in the area approved at the transfer institution) and major requirements.

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

Reading, Language, and Literature:

ENGL 001A Composition I
A "C" or better is required in English 1A (a "C-" is not acceptable).
Eng 104 Freshman English I
or
CSU GE Area A-2: Written Communication: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Written Communication (a grade of "C" or better is required).

WST Prerequisite:

Once the following required course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact http://testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Upper division transfer students should pass the WST prior to their first semester at SJSU to prevent delays in registering for upper division courses.
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second English composition Area 1B is highly recommended.
No Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2
(Note: The course articulated to SJSU's ENGL 1B may be certified in Area A3 or Area C depending on the approval at the transfer institution)
ENG 105 Freshman Enlgish II
Any Area A-1 certified CSU GE course approved for Oral Communication (public speaking preferred).

Human Development:

CHAD 060 Child DevelopmentNo Current Equivalent
   OR
CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyNo Current Equivalent

History and Social Science:

Area D American Institutions, 6 units from Area F:

American Institutions US 1 & 2 & 3

Select any approved combination of community college courses certified to meet the CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Requirement (US 1 & US 2 & US 3).
US 1, Historical development of American institutions and ideals.
US 2, U.S. Constitution and government.
US 3, California state and local government.
See courses approved for this area at your community college at (under GE Breadth): http://transfer.sjsu.edu
Only if the above combinations are certified to meet 6 units of Area D, and the US-1, US-2 and US-3 to clear the American Institution Requirement.

Mathematics:

MATH 012 Number Systems
preferred if certified for Area B4, or a qualified Mathematics for Elementary Teachers course certified for CSU GE Area B4.
No Current Equivalent

Science:

BIOL 021 Human Biology
or a qualified Introduction to Biology course certified for CSU GE Area B-2 and B-3, if the specified course above is not certified in these areas of GE.
No Current Equivalent
CHEM 030A Introductory Chemistry
or a qualified Survey of Chemistry and Physics course certified for CSU GE Area B-1 and B-3, if the specified course above is not certified in these areas of GE.
No Current Equivalent

Visual and Performing Arts:

ART 039 Multicultural Arts for ChildrenNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 010B Introduction to MusicNo Current Equivalent

CREATIVE ARTS OPTIONS: Select 2 arts activity courses from the following (6 semester units or 9 quarter units required):

ART 012 Two-Dimensional Design and Color ConceptsNo Current Equivalent
ART 013 Three-Dimensional Design ConceptsNo Current Equivalent
ART 024 Drawing INo Current Equivalent
ART 046 Introduction to CeramicsNo Current Equivalent
DANC 042A Topics in Jazz Dance INo Current Equivalent
TA 005 ActingNo Current Equivalent
TA 017 Intermediate ActingNo Current Equivalent
TA 048 Voice & Movement for the ActorNo Current Equivalent
Or a course in music vocal or instrumental performance.

Preparation for Teaching

The preparation of teachers is an all-university activity at San José State University. The teacher preparation majors have special programs for future teachers. These programs are designed to meet the standards for "subject matter competency" for the Elementary Education (multiple subjects) teacher credential program at San José State University. Regardless of the undergraduate program you complete, you must take the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).
In order to facilitate your transfer from community college to San José State University, please review the above list of courses offered at SJSU and the equivalents at the community college (go to http://transfer.sjsu.edu or http://www.assist.org). Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a community college counselor/advisor for program planning.
Upon acceptance to SJSU, students will contact the advisor for their selected major and develop a program of study in preparation for application to the teacher-credential program.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility. Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.