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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Liberal Studies

Preparation for Teaching: Multiple Subjects

San José State University Transfer Planning Guide

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

STAR Act (SB 1440):

This major accepts the AA-T in Elementary Education (SB 1440 degree) for transfer. We recommend transfers complete the following articulated courses when course choices for the AA-T in Elementary Education are available. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).
Liberal 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 Humanities and the Arts)- Liberal Studies. This major is designed for students interested in teaching in elementary school or middle school. Within this program's broad scope, special emphasis is given to the humanities and the arts. If you have questions about requirements listed below, consult the Liberal Studies Advisor: Ms. Tamara Goldie, 408-924-4414. Location: Clark Hall, Room 419C.

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:

HUM 085 Introduction to Liberal Education

Reading, Language, and Literature:

ENGL 001A Composition I
A "C" or better is required in English 1A (a "C-" is not acceptable).
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.
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)

Human Development:

CHAD 060 Child Development
   OR
CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st Century

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.

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.

Science:

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.
and
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.

Visual and Performing Arts:

ART 039 Multicultural Arts for Children
MUSC 010B Introduction to Music

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.