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CSU and College of Lake County

Transfer Guide for
Early Childhood 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 unless they can demonstrate having passed the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills. 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. 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 Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
English 121 3 English 1270/127 - Composition I 3
English 122 3 English 1280/128 - Composition II 3
Six hours in a two-semester sequence in a single foreign language.

Mathematics
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
Math 121* 3 Mathematics 1010/140* - Concepts of Mathematics I 3
Math 221* 3 Mathematics 1020/141* - Concepts of Mathematics II 3


Humanities
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
Art 121 3 Art 1100/101 - Intro to the Visual Arts 3
Music 124 3 Music 1134/134 - History & Appreciation of Music 3
Humanities elective. 3 Select humanities course. 3

Natural Sciences
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
PHY 120 4 Physical Sciences 1100/110 - Practical Physics I/Lab 3
AST 121
OR
BIO 121
4 Physical Science 1114/114 - Practical Earth & Space Science
OR
Biology 1080/108 - Biological Science Survey II/Lab
3
Any Life Science Course with Lab   Biology 1510/151 - Concepts of Biology 3

Social Sciences
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
History 222 3 History 1310/131 - United States History Since 1877 3
Political Science 121 3 Political Science 1010/101 - American National Government 3
Psychology 121 3 Psychology 1100/141 - Introduction To Psychology 3
Psychology 222 3 Psychology 2040/204 - Psychology Of Childhood & Adolescence 3

Professional Courses
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
ECE 221 3 ECH 4002/301 - History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education** 3
* Fulfills both math and critical thinking requirement.
** ECH 4001/302 and 4002/301 at Chicago State each include 15 hours of field work. Academic credit for College of Lake County's  ECE 221 will be accepted toward the degree, although students will need to make up missing field hours.

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