CSU and College of Lake County

Transfer Guide for
Elementary Education
 
This transfer guide shows the courses which should be selected from general education offerings to meet program requirements at Chicago State University. Effective for all students entering Chicago State University in fall 2002 and after, 6 hours of a single foreign language are required for graduation.  These six hours may be fulfilled by taking and passing a test in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
 
All courses in general education must be passed with a grade of C or better to be accepted as transfer credit in the College of Education. All transfer students must complete Chicago State University diagnostic examinations for English composition, reading, and math. Study guides for the composition exam can be found by clicking here, and sample questions for the reading and math exams can be found by clicking here.
 
 
Effective fall 2007, students are required to satisfy a 3 hour diversity and a 3 hour critical thinking requirement in the general education curriculum. Courses that fulfill these requirements will be added during the fall 2007 semester. 
 
Effective fall 2008, students who have completed an associates degree will be considered to have completed all university general education requirements, including the foreign language requirement.  Individual programs may, however, require specific courses for program completion.
 
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Composition
College of Lake County CourseHrs.University Equivalent CourseHrs.
English 1213English 127 - Composition I3
English 1223English 128 - Composition II3
Six hours in a two-semester sequence in a single foreign language.

Mathematics
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
Math 121*3Mathematics 140* - Concepts of Mathematics I3
Math 221*3Mathematics 141* - Concepts of Mathematics II3

Humanities
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
Art 121
OR
Music 124
AND
Lit. 110
3Art 101 - Introduction to the Visual Arts
OR
Music 134 - History and Appreciation of Music
AND
English 126- Introduction to Literature
3
Humanities Electives6Note: one humanities credit must be in the area of fine arts.6
CMM 1213Speech 113 - Oral Communication for Professionals3

Natural Sciences
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
PHY 1204Physical Sciences 110 - Practical Physics I /Lab3
Biology elective Select any college-level course from biological sciences with lab3
CHM 120
OR
GEO 120
4PHS 113 - Practical Chemistry I
OR
PHS 114 - Practical Earth and Space Science
3

Social Sciences
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
History 2223History 131 - United States History Since 18773
Political Science 1213Political Science 101 - American National Government3
Psychology 1213Psychology 141 - Introduction To Psychology3
Psychology 2223Psychology 204 - Psychology Of Childhood & Adolescence3
Geography 1233Geography 101 - Societies and Environments3

Professional Courses
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
No Equiv.3ELCF 200** - History and Philosophy of American Public Education3
Psychology 2213Psychology 218** - Educational Psych for Elementary Teacher3
* These course fulfill both the math and critical thinking requirements.
** ELCF 200 and PSYCH 218 at Chicago State each include 10 hours of field work. Academic credit for Lake County's Psychology 221 will be accepted toward the degree, although students will need to make up missing field hours.

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