Elementary Education

Transfer Agreement between College of Southern Nevada Associate of Arts with Elementary Education Emphasis and Nevada State College School of Education Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

2013-2014

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

The following tables identify the year-by-year course of study for students beginning their education at NSC (at left) or at the CSN (at right). Students earning their AA, AB, or AS at the CSN are granted junior status at NSC and have met the lower-division general education requirements of NSC. The sequence of courses is recommended by the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and gives students a blueprint for successful completion of their baccalaureate degree in four years. If followed, students will enter their third year as a full junior at NSC with lower-division general education requirements satisfied. A full listing of the NSC lower-division general education credits is found on the NSC website under Transfer Center (Click Here to find out about requirements for CEP 121, 122, & 123).

 

Year 1 - Freshman Recommended Courses

 

 

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
ENG 100 or 101 or 113 GE
COM 101 GE-(Humanities)
EDU 214 Major
MATH 122 Major
EDU 201 Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
ENG 102 or 114 GE
GEOG 103 (Elective) Elective
GEOG 104 (Lab) Elective
MATH 123 Major
EDU 203 Major

 

Year 2 - Sophomore Recommended Courses

 

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
Literature (ENG 223 or above) Elective
HIST 217 GE-(Humanities)
BIOL 101 GE-(Natural Science)
EDU 210 Major
EDU 220 Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
Fine Arts (ART, DAN 101, MUS, THTR) GE - (Fine Arts)
PHIL 102 Elective
CHEM 105 (Lecture) GE- (Natural Science)
CHEM 106 (Lab) Elective
EDU 299 Elective
PSC 101 or HIST 101 & HIST 102 US & NV Constitution

 

Year 3 Junior Recommended Courses

 

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDU 206 Major
EDRL 407 Major
EDRL 471 Major
EDRL 442 Major
PSY 101 GE - (Social Science)
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDEL 443 Major
EDEL 453 Major
EDRL 443 Major
EDRL 451A Major
PSY 430 Major

 

Year 4 Senior Recommended Courses

 

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDRL 441 Major
EDRL 427 Major
EDRL 433 Major
EDRL 474 Major
Choose one: ANTH 101, SOC 101, SOC 102, COM 216, COM 434, or COU 300 Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDEL 445 Major
EDRL 461 Major
EDRL 475 Major
EDRL 477 Major

 

Year 5 Senior Recommended Courses

 

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDEL 483 (Student Teaching) Major

NSC Major Program Requirements

 

Prefix Number Title of Course Credits
MATH 122 Number Concepts for Elementary School Teachers 3
MATH 123 Statistical & Geometrical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers 3
PSY 307 Principles of Educational Psychology 3
PSY 430 Developmental Psychology: Infancy & Childhood 3
XXX XXX Choose one: ANTH 101, SOC 101, SOC 102, COM 216, COM 434, or COU 300 -
EDEL 433 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 3
EDEL 441 Standards-based Curriculum-Elementary Science (Physics emphasis) 4
EDEL 443 Teaching Elementary School Science 3
EDEL 445 Curriculum Development Elementary School Science (Earth Science emphasis) 4
EDEL 453 Teaching Elementary School Social Science 3
EDEL 483 Elementary Supervised Student Teaching 12
EDRL 407 Teaching Literature 3
EDRL 427 Teaching Writing Across School Curriculum 3
EDRL 442 Literacy Instruction I 3
EDRL 443 Literacy Instruction II 3
EDRL 451A Content Area Literacy 3
EDRL 461 Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction Literacy 3
EDRL 471 Language Acquisition, Development and Learning 3
EDRL 474 Methods for English Language Learners 3
EDRL 475 Assessment and Evaluation English Language Learners 3
EDRL 477 Curriculum Development English Language Learners 3
EDU 203 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 206 Classroom Learning Environments 3
EDU 214 Preparing Teachers to use Technology 3
EDU 250 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 210 Nevada School Law 2

Degree Total Credits = 124

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Article I Agreement on Principle

Nevada State College (NSC) and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) agree that students, who choose to transfer from a community college to NSC to earn a bachelor's degree, should be provided with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Therefore, NSC and CSN agree to enter into this curriculum transfer agreement for students who complete the Associate of Arts with Elementary Education Emphasis at CSN and transfer to NSC to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Both institutions enter into this agreement as cooperating, equal partners who shall maintain the integrity of their separate programs.

Article II Definitions

A transfer agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between a 4-year college and a community college. They are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college to NSC. The transfer agreement is often referred to as a major-to-major or a two-plus-two agreement and the three terms are synonymous.

Article III Agreement on Program Specifics

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents policy stipulates, The primary basis for admission to upper-division study with full junior status of transfer students from an NSHE community college to any other NSHE institution shall be the associate of arts, associate of science, and the associate of business degrees. (Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 13.1) NSC and CSN agree that any student who has successfully completed the minimum requirements outlined in the attached Course of Study may transfer the course credits indicated toward a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at NSC. Students who follow this articulated program agreement must apply and be admitted to NSC. CSN students will receive equal consideration with other students seeking admission and financial aid. The bachelor's degree graduation requirements for students who follow this articulated program agreement are listed on the NSC website under Transfer Center.

Article IV Agreement on Communication

NSC and CSN agree to cooperate in communicating with each other and with their common and respective publics concerning the established relationship between the two institutions. Communication may include the development of various kinds of publications to inform those who might benefit personally or professionally from the opportunities provided by this agreement. Faculty and staff at both institutions will share the information in this agreement with interested and qualified students and both institutions will provide counseling and advising to students and prospective students.

Article V Maintenance and Review Procedures

Responsibility for oversight of this agreement rests with NSC's Transfer Coordinator Erin Hall.

NSC and CSN agree to communicate annually any changes in their respective programs that may affect this transfer agreement. This agreement is effective for the 2013-14 NSC catalog.

Article VI Information for Students

Students who began CSN's program prior to the effective date of this agreement, may use the agreement to the extent that the program requirements followed are consistent with this agreement. A copy of this agreement should be brought to all advising sessions. This transfer agreement was developed to provide a smooth curriculum transition for students who want to earn an associate degree from CSN and transfer to NSC to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. The agreement is designed to minimize loss of credits and duplication of coursework in transferring.

  1. Students should complete the Associate of Arts with Elementary Education Emphasis at CSN and the coordinated program of study for the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at NSC as indicated in this transfer guide. Any course substitutions should be made with the guidance of an advisor or counselor to assure that all requirements are met.
  2. The completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution.
  3. Only courses with a grade of D or higher will be accepted for transfer to NSC. A course completed with a grade of less than 1.7, if counted toward graduation at the community college, may be used to satisfy NSC graduation requirements. However, the course will not transfer and will have to be repeated if the NSC major specifies a higher GPA for all students in the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. If a CSN course has more credits than the NSC equivalent course, the additional credits will be included in the program total as general transfer credit.
  4. NSC requires that a minimum of 62 credits must be completed at the four-year institution. A minimum of 32 upper division credit hours must be completed in residence.
  5. Students may elect to graduate under the course catalog graduation requirements under any of the following options, provided that the course catalog at the time of graduation is not more than ten years old:
    1. The course catalog of the year of enrollment in a baccalaureate level course/program at a NSHE community college (valid transfer contract may be required.)
    2. The course catalog of the year of transfer into a baccalaureate level program at the universities, state college, or community colleges that offer select baccalaureate degrees.
    3. The course catalog of the year of graduation from a NSHE institution.
  6. Changing majors may change the course catalog and graduation requirements, which may increase the time to degree completion. The student will follow the requirements of the transfer agreement for the new major, effective at the time of the change of major.
  7. Students should meet with the NSC Transfer Coordinator early, before completing an admission application to NSC. A copy of the transfer guide should be included in the application to NSC and brought to all advising sessions.
  8. For further information on the rights afforded to Nevada System of Higher Education AA, AB, or AS graduates, refer to the Transfer Rights and Responsibilities

Contacts:

Nevada State College
1300 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Erin Hall, Transfer Coordinator erin.hall@nsc.edu 702-992-2118
Transfer Agreements are located at http://nsc.edu/admissions/applying-to-nsc/transfer-students/transfer-center/transfer-agreements/index.aspx

The Chief Academic Officers at NSC and the respective community college have agreed upon and approved this transfer agreement.

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