SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
BA - Environmental Studies
Preparation for Teaching: Multiple Subjects
San José State University -to- San Diego Mesa 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
|Environmental Studies 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 Social Sciences) The focus of the Environmental Studies Department is on a rigorous, systematic, and integrated approach to the study, management and solution of environmental problems and issues. Most students who earn the BA for Teacher Preparation Degree pursues K-8 education positions. Contact: Dr. Will Russell, 408-924-5487; Location: Washington Square Hall room 115D.|
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:
|ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental Issues||No Current Equivalent|
Reading, Language, and Literature:
|ENGL 001A First Year Writing|
A "C" or better is required in English 1A (a "C-" is not acceptable).
|Engl 101 Reading & Composition|
|CSU GE Area A-2: Written Communication: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Written Communication (a grade of "C" or better is required).|
Second Course in English Composition:
|ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and Writing||No Current Equivalent|
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis||Engl 105 Composition and Literature|
Engl 205 Critical Thinking & Intermediate Composition
|ENGL 010 Great Works of Literature||Engl 208 Introduction to Literature|
|COMM 045 Media and Culture||No Current Equivalent|
Human Development (3-6 semester units):
|CHAD 060 Child Development||Chil 101 Human Growth and Development|
|Or take both:|
|CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st Century||No Current Equivalent|
|PSYC 082 Child and Adolescent Psychology||No 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: http://transfer.sjsu.edu|
|Only if the 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.|
|MATH 012 Number Systems|
preferred if certified for Area B4, or a qualified Mathematics for Elementary Teachers course certified for CSU GE Area B4.
|Math 210A Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I|
|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.
|Chem 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry|
Chem 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab
|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|
Visual and Performing Arts:
|ART 039 Multicultural Arts for Children||No Current Equivalent|
|MUSC 010B Introduction to Music||No 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 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.