Transfer Guides

Cuyahoga Community College Transfer Guide

College of Education and Human Services - Early Childhood Education (CREATE)

Effective for Freshmen beginning Fall 2014

General Education at Cleveland State University

Due to curriculum changes in the College of Education and Human Services, transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the Education Student Service Center at 216-687-4625 to identify the appropriate transfer guide.

Cleveland State University's General Education (GenEd08) curriculum consists of knowledge and skill components considered to be critical for all University graduates to master in the subject-matter areas listed below. As a student at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at Tri-C or at CSU. Please contact a Tri-C advisor for guidance on courses required to receive your associate's degree.

The courses listed below can be used to fulfill General Education requirements at CSU.

Students planning to earn teacher licensure for grades 7-12 at CSU will major in their subject area (Math, Science, English, History/Social Studies) as students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences or the College of Science and Health Professions, and minor in Education.

Students must meet any academic requirements of the college in which they are majoring in addition to their general education and licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with CSU advisors in both college advising offices.

General Education Course Equivalencies

The courses listed below can be used to fulfill General Education requirements at CSU.

CSU Gen Ed 08 Category Tri-C Equivalents

2 courses / 6 credits

ENG 1010 OR ENG 101H and
ENG 1020 OR ENG 102H (C or better is required in all courses)

2 courses / 6 credits

MATH 1380
MTH 129 must be completed at CSU

Arts and Humanities
2 courses / 6 credits

One introductory course plus one Non-US course


NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.  These courses are in bold italics

Introductory courses: Non-US courses:

ANTH 1030
ART 1010
DANC 1100
ENG 2310, 2320, 2410, 2420, 2430, 2710, 2730
HIST 1510, 151H, 1520, 152H, 1610
HUM 1010, 1020, 1030
JMC 1310
MUS 1020, 1030, 2520, 2530
PHIL 1000, 1010, 101H, 1020, 2020, 2031, 2040, 2050
REL 2020
THEA 1010, 1100
UST 1120
WST 2030

ART 1040, 2020, 2030
ENG 2700, 2720
FREN 2420
GER 2420
HIST 1010, 101H, 1020, 102H, 1700, 2040, 2051, 2060, 2080
ITAL 2420
MUS 1010, 1050, 2500, 2510
PHIL 208H, 2010
REL 1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2050
RUSS 2420
SPAN 2420, 2430
THEA 2210, 2220

Social Science
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Social Science course plus one course focused on a society other than the US

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.  These courses are in bold italics

Introductory courses: Non-US courses:

PSY 2010





Plus one additional Non-US course from this list:
GEOG 1010, 1050
POL 2060




Natural Science
2 courses / 7 credits
(must include at least 1 lab credit)

Department Courses WITH lab Courses without lab
BIO 1040/L*, 1050/L*, 1060/L*, 1100*, 1500*, 1510*, 2010*, 2050*, 2331*, 2341* 2150
CHEM 1010*, 1020*, 1300/L*, 130H*, 1310/L*, 131H*  
ESCI 1310/L*, 1410/L*, 1610/L* 141h, 2300
PSCI 1010/L*, 1020/L*, 1030/L*  
PHYS 1210*, 1220*, 2310*, 2320* 1050

Social Diversity
2 courses / 6 credits

Must complete:

  • 1 African-American course
  • 1 US Diversity course

Students transferring in more than 60 hours are only required to take 1 course

African-American experience courses: US Diversity courses:

ENG 2510, 2520
HIST 2070, 2150, 2160
JMC 1610
MUS 1040
REL 2060
SOC 2310, 2550
UST 2020

ASL 1100
EDUC 2050
HIST 2660
SOC 2410
WST 200H, 1510, 1520

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Speaking Across the Curriculum

Minimum of 3 courses

Students transferring 60 - 89 hours: one course waived
Students transferring 90 + hours: two courses waived
One WAC/SPAC course must be in the student's major

No transfer courses count toward this requirement - all WAC courses must be completed at CSU

Foreign Language

Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later are required to complete one of the following:

  • Two years of a single foreign language in high school
  • An introductory level sequence of a single foreign language (generally, two semesters of 100-level study)
  • Two American Sign Language courses and one approved foreign culture course
> Additional General Requirements for Early Childhood Education Majors

CSU Requirement Tri-C Equivalent
MTH 127 MATH 1370
HED 210 HLTH 1100


> Professional Education Requirements for Early Childhood Education Majors

† All courses required to satisfy CSU requirement.
CSU Requirement Tri-C Equivalent
EDB 242 EDUC 1011
ETE 243, 343, 353 EDUC 1020
ECE 352 PSY 2110
ECE 300 ECED 1010
ECE 402 †ECED 1321, 1860, 2300
ECE 342 ECED 2760
EDL 311 †ECED 1301 and 1860
ECE 412 †ECED 2401
ECE 441 †ECED 2870 and 2990 (grade of "B" or better)


> Portfolio Requirement

CSU's College of Education and Human Services requires its students to prepare electronic portfolios documenting their growth and achievement in twelve outcomes.  At CSU the portfolio process begins in EDB 242.  Students taking Professional Course equivalents elsewhere should retain papers, projects, and other course artifacts for future incorporation into their CSU portfolios.

Students planning to complete their teaching licensure program at CSU should explore additional information about the CSU portfolio requirement at:

This information is provided solely for the convenience of the reader, and the University expressly disclaims any liability which may otherwise be incurred. This publication is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course offerings, degree requirements, services provided, or any other subject addressed herein.

Cleveland State University is an AA/EOE committed to nondiscrimination. M/F/H/V encouraged.