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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Child and Adolescent Development

Preparation for Teaching: Multiple Subjects

San José State University -to- College of the Siskiyous

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

There are two main program options for the BA in Child and Adolescent Development, Plan A and Plan B.

The following option is Plan A:

This program is a diversified major that also includes a program of subject matter preparation for prospective multiple subject teachers. Plan A prepares students for a multiple subject credential program and for the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). Course and GPA requirements are subject to change. For more information about the department please visit www.sjsu.edu/chad
(College of Education) Department of Child and Adolescent Development, Plan A provides students with a broad interdisciplinary program of study which will prepare them for entry into a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program. Please contact the department office, (408) 924-3718; Location: Sweeney Hall, Room 201. Students should visit the department web site for more information at: http://www.sjsu.edu/chad/
or particularly the pages concerning advising: http://www.sjsu.edu/chad/advising/

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 and Interdisciplinary Requirements of the Major:

CHAD 060 Child DevelopmentECE 1002 Child Development
CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyNo Current Equivalent
PSYC 001 General PsychologyPsy 1001 General Psychology
SOCI 015 Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesNo Current Equivalent
or
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMath 1050 Elementary Statistics
Any Area A-1 certified CSU GE course approved for Oral Communication (public speaking preferred).

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.
ENGL 1502 Advanced Composition - Critical Thinking
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)
ENGL 1502 Advanced Composition - Critical Thinking

The following courses should also be taken prior to transfer. In most cases they are approved for GE at the transfer institution attended. If this is the case, SJSU will allow the courses to double count for the major and GE. If not offered at your transfer school see your SJSU major advisor once you transfer to SJSU:

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
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 is not certified in these areas of GE.
Chem 1000 Introduction to Chemistry
BIOL 021 Human Biology
A qualified Introduction to Biology course certified for CSU GE Area B-2 and B-3, if the specified course is not certified in these areas of GE.
No Current Equivalent
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.
Upon acceptance to San José State University, 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.