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​Transfer evaluation guidelines for Bachelor of Arts, in Special Education AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (DUAL LICENSURE)

Information about Transcript Evaluation

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 the 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 for a list of USDE Institutional Accreditor agencies. 
  • 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 an 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.


Important: 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 may be satisfied by an Associate or Bachelor's degree unless otherwise stated in the transfer requirement.  

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

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Written CompositionC456English Composition II3

A second, sequential course, equivalent to 3 units, in English composition. Excluding business writing and technical writing. English Composition I must be transferred before English Composition II can be transferred. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in speech or communications. 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 used 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 U.S. history. Specific events in U.S. history cannot be used 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 ReasoningD125Mathematics for Elementary Educators I3

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

Quantitative ReasoningD126Mathematics for Elementary Educators II3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Mathematics for Elementary Educators 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 ‎(3)
Physical SciencesC165Integrated Physical Sciences3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in physical science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy). Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer for the Teachers College. Cannot be satisfied by degree. 

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in general biology. Cannot be satisfied by degree.

Life ScienceC683Natural Science Lab2
One course, equivalent to 2 units, in a natural science (chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy, biology) with lab component. Lab must have been taken within 7 years to transfer for the Teachers College Science Education program. Cannot be satisfied by degree.


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Courses in the Major

Courses Satisfied by Transfer Credit

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

  
  
  
  
Transfer Requirement(s)
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(8)
C458Health, Fitness and Wellness4

​One course, equivalent to 3-4 units, in health, wellness or nutrition, excluding physical activity or EMT courses.

D097Educational Foundations2

​One course, equivalent to 2 units, in schools and society.

D096Fundamentals of Diverse Learners 4

One or more courses, equivalent to 4 units, in diversity and inclusion, which includes special education and multicultural education, and at least 4 hours of related field experience. 

D094Educational Psychology and Development of Children and Adolescents4

One or more courses, equivalent to 4 units, covering both educational psychology and human development, and at least 4 hours of related field experience.   

C970Children’s Literature 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Children's Literature.

D095Managing Engaging Learning Environments 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the strategies to create positive and productive learning environments, and at least 7 hours of related field experience that includes both observation of practices to engage and motivate learners and opportunities to apply strategies for engagement and motivation while interacting with learners.   

D093 Assessing Impact on Student Learning 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the interpretation and analysis of assessment data to inform instructional decisions, and at least 3 hours of related field experience where high leverage practices are observed and evaluated.   

D092Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in the critical evaluation of hardware and software for positive impact on learning using the SAMR model, exploration of ethical considerations (equity, access, and appropriate use), and at least 3 hours of related field experience where integration of technology within the instructional environment is observed and evaluated.   

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Non-Transferable Courses

Courses Not Satisfied by Transfer or Degree

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

  
  
  
  
collapse Group : Courses in the Major ‎(26)
D090The School as a Community of Care3
C104Elementary Social Studies Methods3
C105Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Methods3
C108Elementary Science Methods3
C109Elementary Mathematics Methods3
C311Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary and Special Education, Obs 1 and 23
C312Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary and Special Education, Obs 3 and Midterm3
C313Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary and Special Education, Obs 4 and 53
C314Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary and Special Education, Obs 6 and Final3
C340Cohort Seminar in Special Education3
D151Professional Portfolio2
C365Language Arts Instruction and Intervention3
C367Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods3
D127Mathematics for Elementary Educators III3
D091Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
C732Elementary Disciplinary Literacy3
D147Teacher Performance Assessment in Elementary and Special Education3
C909Elementary Reading Methods and Interventions3
C934Preclinical Experiences in Elementary and Special Education3
D001Behavioral Support Strategies for K-12 Learners with Mild to Moderate Exceptionalities4
D002Professional, Ethical, and Legal Practices for Special Education3
D003Assessment in Special Education3
D004Collaborating with Partners for Student Success3
D005Considerations for Instructional Planning for Learners with Mild to Moderate Exceptionalities3
D006Instructional Strategies and Technologies for Elementary Learners with Mild to Moderate Exceptionalities2
D007Instructional Strategies and Technologies for Secondary Learners with Mild to Moderate Exceptionalities2


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