SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
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
|The Humanities department accepts the AA-T in Elementary Education for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Liberal Studies major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Elementary Education. Students should take courses which clear the American Institutions requirement and a second course in 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 five 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 five 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, 408-924-5095. Location: Clark Hall, Room 244.|
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 First Year Writing|
|CSU GE Area A-2: Written Communication: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Written Communication.|
Second Course in English Composition:
|ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and Writing|
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis|
|CHAD 060 Child Development|
|CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st Century|
History and Social Science:
Area D American Institutions, 6 units from:
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.
|CHEM 030A Introductory Chemistry|
|PHYS 001 Elementary Physics|
|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.|
|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:
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.