Secondary Education - Concentration in Mathematics

Transfer Agreement between College of Southern Nevada Associate of Arts with a Secondary Education Emphasis and Nevada State College School of Education Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Concentration in Mathematics

2013-2014

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Concentration in Mathematics

The following tables identify the year-by-year course of study for students beginning their education at NSC (at left) or at CSN (at right). Students earning their AA, AB, or AS at 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 Science in Secondary Education-Concentration in Mathematics 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 the Transfer Center (Click Here to find out about requirements for CEP 121, 122, & 123).

*Student must follow the Life and Physical Science/Analytical Thinking Field distribution at CSN

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
 EDU 202  Major
 COM 101  GE - (Humanities)
 MATH 128  GE
 EDU 214  Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 ENG 102 or 114  GE
 EDU 210  Major
 PSY 101  GE - (Social Science)
 EDU 280  GE - (Cultural Diversity)
 MATH 181  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
PSC 101 or HIST 101+HIST 102 GE - (U.S. and NV Constitution)
EDU 220 Major
MATH 182 Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
Social Science Elective
Fine Arts GE - (Fine Arts)
HIST 217 GE - (Humanities)
Social Science Elective
EDU 299 Elective
Science w/out lab GE - (Natural Science)

Year 3 – Junior Recommended Courses

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
PHYS 151 GE
EDSC 321 Major
MATH 283 Major
MATH 455 Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
MATH 427 or MATH 466 Major
MATH 314 Major
MATH 381 Major
EDSC 404 Major
MATH 330 Major

Year 4 – Senior Recommended Courses

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDSC 408 Major
EDRL 471 Major
MATH 352 Major
MATH 453 Major
MATH 457 Major
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major
EDSC 453 Major
EDSP 411 Major
MATH 475 Major
EDRL 451B Major

Year 5 – Senior Recommended Courses

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

NSC Major Program Requirements

Prefix    Number     Title of Course Credits
 MATH  -  MATH 427 or MATH 466  3
 MATH  181  Calculus I  4
 MATH  182  Calculus II  4
 MATH  283  Calculus III  4
 MATH  457  Real Analysis I  3
 MATH  314  History of Mathematics  3
 MATH  330  Linear Algebra I  3
 MATH  453  Abstract Algebra  3
 MATH  352  Probability and Statistics  3
 MATH  455  Elementary Theory of Numbers  3
 MATH  381  Methods of Discrete Mathematics  3
 MATH  475  Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry  3
 EDU  210  Nevada School Law  2
 EDU  214  Preparing Teachers to Use Technology  3
 EDU  250  Foundations of Education  3
 EDSC  321  Secondary Pedagogy I  3
 EDSC  404  Secondary Pedagogy II  3
 EDSC  408  Classroom Management Secondary  3
 EDSC  453  Teaching Secondary Mathematics  3
 EDSP  411  Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings  3
 EDRL  451B  Content Area Literacy Secondary  3
 EDRL  471  Language Acquisition, Development and Learning  3
 PSY  307  Principles of Education Psychology  3
 EDSC  483  Secondary Supervised Teaching Internship  12

Degree Total Credits = 124

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Article I Agreement on Principle

Nevada State College (NSC) and 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 a Secondary Education Emphasis at CSN and transfer to NSC to complete the Bachelor of Science Secondary Education-Concentration in Mathematics. 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 Science in Secondary Education-Concentration in Mathematics 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 the 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 2013-2014 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 Science in Secondary Education-Concentration in Mathematics. The agreement is designed to minimize loss of credits and duplication of coursework in transferring.

  1. Students should complete the Associate of Arts with a Secondary Education Emphasis at CSN and the coordinated program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education –Mathematics 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
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Erin Hall, Transfer Coordinator erin.hall@nsc.edu 702-992-2118
Transfer Agreements are located at http://www.nsc.edu/3760.asp

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