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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 Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
English 121 3 English 127 - Composition I 3
English 122 3 English 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 140* - Concepts of Mathematics I 3
Math 221* 3 Mathematics 141* - Concepts of Mathematics II 3

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

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

Social Sciences
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
History 222 3 History 131 - United States History Since 1877 3
Political Science 121 3 Political Science 101 - American National Government 3
Psychology 121 3 Psychology 141 - Introduction To Psychology 3
Psychology 222 3 Psychology 204 - Psychology Of Childhood & Adolescence 3
Geography 123 3 Geography 101 - Societies and Environments 3

Professional Courses
College of Lake County Course Sem. Hrs. University Equivalent Course Sem.
No Equiv. 3 ELCF 200** - History and Philosophy of American Public Education 3
Psychology 221 3 Psychology 218** - Educational Psych for Elementary Teacher 3
* 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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