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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

BA - SJSU Online - Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration in Educational and Community Leadership

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.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentration in Educational and Community Leadership, is offered by the Department of Educational Leadership, empowers students to take a role in promoting change for social justice in their communities. The program is designed to enhance students' opportunities for professional advancement in careers in the fields of education, child and youth services, community organizations, and social services with a curriculum that brings together a variety of academic disciplines that explore societal inequities and methods to accentuate strengths of a community and of its members.
The mission of SJSU Online is to expand higher education access and degree attainment for learners requiring a fully online degree pathway. This online program is offered through a special session that requires a separate application process.

Admission Requirements:

Transfer students who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission to this program.
1. All applicants are required to complete at least 60 transferable semester units (or 90 quarter units) with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.
2. Applicants must have completed the Core Lower Division General Education Requirements (39 units).
3. All four CSU approved basic skills courses must be completed with a C- grade or better:
(A1) Oral Communication/Speech
(A2) Written English Composition
(A3) Critical Thinking/Logic
(B4) Math/Quantitative Reasoning (above the level of intermediate algebra)
4. GE Area F - Ethnic Studies must be completed with a C- grade or better to meet the requirement at San Jose State University.
Applicants interested in selecting the Early Childhood Education Specialization must have or find access for field placement in a suitable early childhood setting.

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 101C Critical Thinking and Composition
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 101B Reading and Composition (Introduction to Literature)
   OR
ENGL 101C Critical Thinking and Composition

Specialization - Early Childhood Education:

CHAD 060 Child DevelopmentECS 301 Childhood Growth and Development
   AND
PSY 105 Child Development
   AND
PSY 106 Adolescent Development
   OR
ECS 301 Childhood Growth and Development


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

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 (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). 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. The lower division major courses for this major 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 may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. 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 Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU 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 U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.


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