CSU and College of Lake County

Transfer Guide for
The College of Arts and Sciences
Teacher Preparation Options
 
The College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University offers ten programs leading to teacher certification: art, biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, math, music, physics, and Spanish. Because the teacher certification requirements are integrated with general education requirements, it is advisable that students follow this transfer guide if planning to major in one of the teaching programs.
 
All transfer students must complete Chicago State University diagnostic examinations for English, reading, and mathematics unless they have documentation of having passed the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills (ICTBS). Study guides for the mathematics and English examinations can be found at EXAMS PAGE. Effective fall 2007, students are required to satisfy a 3 hour diversity and a 3 hour critical thinking requirement in the general education curriculum.  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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CSU Critical ThinkingCLC Course
MATH 1010/140MATH 121
MATH 1020/141MATH 221
PHIL 1020/204PHIL 105
CSU Diversity
Any course with the IAI Diversity designation, D or N

Foreign Language
CSU Course Number and TitleMajors for which courses are requiredCommunity College Equivalent Course
6 hours in a single foreign languageAll majors except SpanishLanguage may be at the first-year level.

Composition
CSU Course Number and TitleMajors for which courses are requiredCommunity College Equivalent Course
ENG 1270/127 - Composition I
ENG 1280/128 - Composition II
All majorsENG 121
ENG 122

Mathematics
CSU Course Number and TitleMajors for which courses are requiredCommunity College Equivalent Course
MATH 1010/140 – Concepts of Math I
MATH 1020/141 – Concepts of Math II
Art, English, Music, Spanish, Geog, HistMATH 121
MATH 221
MATH 1250/171 - Pre-Calculus
MATH 1410/261 – Calculus I
MATH 1420/262 – Calculus II
Chemistry, PhysicsMATH 144
MATH 145
MATH 146
MATH 1200/162 – College Algebra I
MATH 1210/163 – College Algebra II
BiologyMATH 122
MATH 123

natural Sciences
CSU Course Number and TitleMajors for which courses are requiredCommunity College Equivalent Course
A total of 9 hours. At least 3 hours from each of biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science. At least one course with lab.Art, English, History, GeographySelect from IAI-approved courses.
6 hours from biology; 6 hours from physical sciences. At least one course with lab.SpanishSelect from IAI-approved courses.
3 hours from biology; 3 hours from physical science; 6 hours from any natural sciences. Two courses must be with a lab in a sequence.MathematicsSelect from IAI-approved courses.
BIOL 1070/107 or 1080/108 - 3 hours from physical science and 3 hours chosen from BIology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, mathematics or computer science.  At least one course with lab.MusicBIO 121
and any IAI-approved physical science course
PH S 1114/11, 4 Practical Earth/Space Science with lab.Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsGEO 120 or 121


Note, to satisfy University general Education requirements 3 hrs must be fine arts.

 

Humanities
CSU Course Number and TitleMajors for which courses are requiredCommunity College Equivalent Course
SPCH 1130/113 - Comm for ProfessionalsAll majorsCMM 121
3 hours in a literature electiveBiology, Chemistry, History, Physics, Mathematics, SpanishSelect any IAI-approved literature course.
3 hours English or Speech elective; 3 hours humanities elective chosen from Art, Music, English, Philosophy
Note: Humanities courses must be from at least two different disciplines.
GeographySelect any IAI-approved literature course.
3 hours humanities elective selected from art, music, English CMAT (communication), Philosophy, Foreign LanguageBiology, Chemistry, Physics, MathematicsSelect from IAI-approved courses.

Social Science
CSU Course Number and TitleMajors for which courses are requiredCommunity College Equivalent Course
PSYCH 1100/141 – Introduction to Psych.
PSYCH 2040/204 – Psych. Of Childhood and Adolescents
All majorsPSYC 121
PSYC 222
Select one:
HIST 1300/130 - U.S. History 1607-1876
HIST 1310/131 – U.S. History since 1877
POL 1010/101 – American National Government
English, Math, SpanishHIST 221
HIST 222
PSC 121
Select one:
HIST 1300/130 – U.S. History 1607-1876
HIST 1310/131 – U.S. History since 1877
Art, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsHIST 221
HIST 222
HIST 1310/131 – U.S. History since 1877MusicHIST 222
POL 1010/101 – American National GovernmentArt, Biology, Chemistry, History, Music, Geography, PhysicsPSC 121
3 hours social science electiveArt, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsSelect from IAI-approved courses.
6 hours social sciences in same disciplineEnglish, Math, SpanishSelect from IAI-approved courses.
Major Courses
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) website shows articulated major courses for majors in art education and music education. See the Chicago State University catalog for additional information about teaching options in biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, math, physics, and Spanish.

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