Transfer Guides

Cuyahoga Community College Transfer Guide

College of Education and Human Services - Middle 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.


Middle Childhood majors are required to complete coursework in TWO of the following subject concentrations:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Reading and Language Arts

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.

Concentration choices may change General Education course selections

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 1100, 1160, 1190 OR 1250, 1240, 1360, 1380, 1410, 1420, 1470, 1480, 1510, 1521, 1530, 153H, 1540, 154H, 1580, 1610, 161H, 1620, 162H

Math Concentration: MTH 327 and 329 must be completed at CSU

Arts and Humanities
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments) 

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

  Non-US courses:


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

Math and Social Studies AND Science and Social Studies: EUT 210 must be completed at CSU
HIST 1020

One additional Non-US course from list above.

Language Arts Social Studies: ENG 2420
HIST 1020

One additional Non-US course from list above.

Math and Language Arts, Math and Science, Science and Language Arts: EUT 210 must be completed at CSU

One additional Non-US course from list above.

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 2060




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

Science Concentrations:

CHM 380 must be completed at CSU
ESCI 1410/141L

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

Language Arts Concentration: ENG 2510, 2520

One additional course from list above.

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
Professional Education Requirements for Middle Childhood Education Majors

CSU Requirement Tri-C Equivalent
EDB 242 EDUC 1011
ETE 243, 343, 353 EDUC 1020
EDM 352 PSY 2110
EDM 342 EDUC 1411
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:

Middle Childhood Concentration Requirements

Major CSU Courses Tri-C Equivalents
Reading and Language Arts Concentration: ENG 342 ENG 2310 or 2320
Mathematics Concentration   No equivalent courses
Science Concentration   No equivalent courses
Social Studies Concentration ECN 201 or 202 ECON 2610 or 2620
  HIS 102 HIS 1020
  HIS 111 HIS 1510
  HIS 112 HIS 1520
  HIS 200 GEOG 1010
  PSC 111 POL 1010

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.

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