Transfer Evaluation guidelines for ​Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

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A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all previously attended institutions have been received by WGU. Please note that transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not perform unofficial evaluations or accept unofficial transcripts. The guidelines below will provide a good indication of expected transfer credit. Official transcript evaluations will occur in the month prior to your start. Transcripts are processed in the order they are received. Please contact your Enrollment Counselor if it has been more than 15 business days since your transcripts have been received and you have not received an evaluation. Transfer credit will not be awarded for transcripts received after your first term start date. Transfer credit awarded for Business, Information Technology, or Health Professions College programs may not apply if a program change is made to the WGU Teacher’s College. 

COURSES ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER CREDIT: 

  • Must be college level from an Institutional Accreditor (as listed by the U.S. Department of Education). For a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies, see: CLICK HERE 
  • Must have been awarded a grade of C or better. 
  • May not be used to fulfill more than one course of study. 
  • Must meet the competency unit and content equivalency requirements. 


COURSES SATISFIED BY AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR’S DEGREE:

  • Where transfer credit does not apply, courses may receive a Requirement Satisfied (RS). 
  • Courses that receive a Requirement Satisfied can be fulfilled by an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science from a Institutional  Accreditor. (Accrediting agency recognized by The U.S. Department of Education
  • In certain cases, the degree must be in a specific field of study. 
  • Requirement Satisfied by degree does not apply to all courses or programs at WGU. A change in majors at WGU may result in the removal of credit.


The courses listed below are eligible for transfer credit; refer to your program guide for a complete listing of program requirements. 

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General Education

Courses Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below maybe satified by an Associate's or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Communication ‎(3)
Written CompositionC455English Composition I3

One course in English Composition, equivalent to 3 units. Business Writing and Technical Writing cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for English Composition I. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Written CompositionC456English Composition II3

​​A second, sequential course in English Composition, equivalent to 3 units. Business Writing and Technical Writing cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for English Composition II. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

​​​One course in Communication or Speech, equivalent to 3 units. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(4)
History and GovernmentC375Survey of World History3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in World History or Western Civilization. Specific events in World history cannot be accepted to meet this requirement. Coursework needs to include a broad overview of World history. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the humanities (ie. literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics or religious studies).  Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

History and GovernmentC121Survey of United States History3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in United States History. Specific events in U.S. History cannot be accepted to meet this requirement. Coursework needs to include a broad overview of U.S. History. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

History and GovernmentC963American Politics and the US Constitution 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
Quantitative ReasoningC460Mathematics for Elementary Educators I3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in statistics, math for elementary educators I or an algebraic math higher than college algebra (trigonometry, calculus, etc.). Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Quantitative ReasoningC461Mathematics for Elementary Educators II3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in mathematics for elementary education II, college algebra or an algebraic math higher than college algebra (trigonometry, calculus, etc.). This cannot be met with a statistics and probability course. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(4)
Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

​​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in a Physical Science (Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy). Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in an General Biology. Cannot be satisifed by degree.

Social/Behavioral SciencesC217Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in human growth and development. Course must address human development throughout the entire lifespan. Child development or adolescent development will not meet this competency. Cannot be satisfied by a degree. 

Life ScienceC683Natural Science Lab2

One natural science lab. This may be included with natural science lectures. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

The group below cannot be satified by a degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement. 

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(7)
EFP1Cultural Studies and Diversity3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in cultural diversity and/or multiculturalism. Course must include a broad overview of cultural awareness. 

C458Health, Fitness and Wellness4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in health, wellness or nutrition, excluding physical activity or EMT courses.

C272Foundational Perspectives of Education3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in foundations of education or schools and society.

C847Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in diversity and inclusion, which includes special education and multicultural education with of a minimum of 10 related field experience hours.

C913Psychology for Educators4

One course, equivalent to 4 units, in educational psychology or human/ child growth and development and learning theory, inclusive of a minimum of 10 related field experience hours.

C970Children’s Literature 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in children's literature.

NHC1Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation3

One course equivalent to 3 units in effective instructional and planning strategies, including the design of learning outcomes.

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

The group below may not be satified by transfer credit or degree. 

  
  
  
  
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(20)
DRC1Educational Assessment3
C104Elementary Social Studies Methods3
C105Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Methods3
C108Elementary Science Methods3
C109Elementary Mathematics Methods3
C307Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education, Observations 1 and 23
C308Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education, Observation 3 and Midterm3
C309Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education, Observations 4 and 53
C310Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education, Observation 6 and Final3
C341Cohort Seminar3
C348Professional Portfolio1
C365Language Arts Instruction and Intervention3
C367Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods3
C368Instructional Planning and Presentation in Elementary Education3
C462Mathematics for Elementary Educators III3
C572Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation4
C732Elementary Disciplinary Literacy3
C828Teacher Performance Assessment in Elementary Education2
C909Elementary Reading Methods and Interventions3
C935Preclinical Experiences in Elementary Education3