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Transfer Evluation Guidelines for ​Bachelor of Science, Science Education (Middle Grades)

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 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. 

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. 

Communication ApplicationsC464Introduction to Communication3

​One course in Communication or Speech, equivalent to 3 units.

collapse Group : History and Humanities ‎(3)
Ideals & EthicsC100Introduction to Humanities3

​One course in the Humanities, equivalent to 3 units (literature, visual and performing arts, music, theatre, philosophy, ethics, or religious studies). Cannot be filled by an AAS 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. 

History and GovernmentC181Survey of United States Constitution and Government3

​​One course U.S. Government, and the US Constitution. *Can be satisfied by a Bachelor’s Degree. Cannot be satisfied be degree in the Special Education program. 

collapse Group : Mathematics ‎(2)
Quantitative ReasoningC278College Algebra4

​One course, equivalent to 4 units, in college algebra or higher. Course must have be taken within the past 3 years to be considered for transfer.

Statistical ReasoningC955Applied Probability and Statistics 3

One course, equivalent to 3 units, in Statistics. Cannot be met by degree.

collapse Group : Sciences ‎(4)
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.

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. This course cannot be waitved in MO. 

Life ScienceC190Introduction to Biology3

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

Life ScienceC683Natural Science Lab2

One natural science lab. This may be included with natural science lectures. Lab must have been taken within 7 years to transfer in the Science Education programs.

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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 ‎(9)
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.

C652Heredity and Genetics3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, covering molecular and cellular biology or heredity and genetics. Must have been taken within 7 years to transfer. 

C925Earth: Inside and Out4

​One course, equivalent to 4-5 units, in geology covering physical geology and earth systems. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer.

RNT1General Physics5

​One course, equivalent to 5 units, in general physics with a lab. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer.

C894Astronomy3

​One course, equivalent to 3-5 units, in astronomy. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer.

C890Ecology and Environmental Science3

​One course, equivalent to 3 units, in ecology. Course must have been taken within 7 years to transfer.

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 ‎(19)
DRC1Educational Assessment3
C319Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 1 and 23
C320Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 3 and Midterm3
C321Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 4 and 53
C322Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 6 and Final3
C341Cohort Seminar3
C348Professional Portfolio1
C369Instructional Planning and Presentation in Science3
C371Concepts in Science2
C388Science, Technology, and Society5
C572Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation4
C728Secondary Disciplinary Literacy3
C730Secondary Reading Instruction and Interventions3
C762Teacher Performance Assessment in Science2
C832Chemistry with Lab4
C902Middle School Science: Content Knowledge2
C937Preclinical Experiences in Science3
C965Teaching in the Middle School2
C974Science Methods - Middle Grades General Science4


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