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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BA - Life Science

Preparation for Teaching: Multiple Subjects

San José State University -to- Ohlone College

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

This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. 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 Science) - Natural Science. This program is especially attractive to the student who enjoys the sciences and wants to study broadly in the disciplines. Students will qualify for a Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Science that will permit them to be an elementary school science specialist or a middle school science teacher. Contact, Coordinator: Dr. Jerry Smith (Biology Department) 408-924-4855; Location: Duncan Hall, Room 335

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.

Reading, Language, and Literature:

ENGL 001A Composition I
A "C" or better is required (a "C-" is not acceptable).
Engl 101A Reading and Written Composition
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).

All students must satisfy the following prerequisite (or equivalent) prior to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU {Academic Senate policy S05-8}.

Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact http://testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required (a "C-" is not acceptable).
Engl 101B Reading and Composition (Introduction to Literature)
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer Course
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester English composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).
ENGL 101C Critical Thinking and Composition
COMM 045 Communication CriticismSpch 104 Critical Thinking/Persuasion

Human Development (3-6 semester units):

Either complete this course:
CHAD 060 Child DevelopmentECS 301 Childhood Growth and Development
   AND
PSY 105 Child Development
   AND
PSY 106 Adolescent Development
Or complete both:
PSYC 082 Child and Adolescent PsychologyNo Current Equivalent
And
CHAD 067 Development of Human PotentialPSY 105 Child Development
   AND
PSY 106 Adolescent Development
   OR
PSY 108 Human Development

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: 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:

CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 102 Preparation for General Chemistry
CHEM 030B Introductory ChemistryNo Current Equivalent
PHYS 001 Elementary PhysicsPhys 108 Survey of Physics
PHYS 001L Elementary Physics LabNo Current Equivalent
BIOL 021 Human BiologyBiol 104 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 005 Computer Literacy in BiologyNo Current Equivalent
BIOL 020 Ecological BiologyBiol 130 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 066 Human PhysiologyBiol 103B Human Anatomy and Physiology

Visual and Performing Arts:

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

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.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. 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 José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). 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.

3. 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.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
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.

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