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An Articulation Agreement
Between
Dallas County Community College District
and
Stephen F. Austin State University
for
the Associate of Arts in Teaching
and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
with EC-4 Teacher Certification

This agreement will become effective upon approval by the President of Stephen F. Austin State University and the Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District.  Upon implementation, this agreement will continue on an annual basis until one party petitions the other party to end this agreement.  This agreement will be reviewed jointly on an annual basis and updated as necessary. 

Such petition to end this agreement:

  1. Must be submitted one year in advance of the intent to terminate;
  2. Must be submitted in writing and signed by the university president or college chancellor making the petition;
  3. Must be delivered to the second party to the agreement.  Delivery of the intent to terminate will constitute formal notification and will serve as grounds for termination one year following the date of delivery.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

_________________________________
Baker Pattillo, Ph.D,                 date
President

_____________________________________
Marlin Young,                          date
Provost

_____________________________________
John E. Jacobson, Ed.D.             date
Dean

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

______________________________________
Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., Ed.D.            date
Chancellor

_____________________________________
Andrew C. Jones, Ed.D.                   date
Vice Chancellor of Educational Affairs

______________________________________
Richard D. McCrary, Ed.D.               date
Associate Vice Chancellor of Educational
Affairs, Academic Programs


ARTICULATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
AND DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

This Agreement is made and entered into on this 28 day of June, 2007, by and between STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY, an entity of the State of Texas, hereinafter referred to as “SFA”.  DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, a local government entity, is hereinafter referred to as “DCCCD.”

  1. Purpose of Agreement:

    The purpose of this Agreement is to enable DCCCD students who successfully complete the articulated courses as outlined in this agreement (see Appendix A) to transfer to SFA in a seamless transition without loss of semester credit hours.  The SFA program is the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) with Early Childhood – 4th grade teacher certification.  The following courses taken at DCCCD will transfer to SFA as follows:

    Early Childhood - 4th Grade Teacher Certification:

    EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession or TECA 1311 Educating Young Children transfers from DCCCD to SFA to satisfy the course requirements of HMS 241 and HMS 241 Lab – Introductory to Early Childhood Profession, Intro to Early Childhood Lab;  EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations or TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development, transfers from DCCCD to SFA to satisfy the course requirement of EPS 380 Educational Psychology.  TECA 1303 Family, School & Community transfers from DCCCD to SFA to satisfy the course requirements of HMS 242 Family, School & Community Relations.  TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child transfers from DCCCD to SFA to satisfy the course requirements of KIN 332 Health and Kinesiology for Children.  (See Appendix A for additional EC-4 articulated coursework.)

  2. Terms of Agreement:

    A.        Responsibilities of SFA:

      SFA hereby agrees as follows:

    1. To admit and accept in full the coursework as outlined in Appendix A those DCCCD students who have completed an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree and have been determined by SFA to qualify for admission to SFA and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program.
    2. To develop and provide materials related to a seamless transition to the Elementary Education program, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree, in cooperation between DCCCD and SFA.
    3. Post on SFA’s Web site the articulated DCCCD/SFA community college 2-year planning guide.
    4. To provide and teach SFA courses articulated in this agreement.
    5. To provide DCCCD advisors with information and support in helping them with their role of assisting  DCCCD students with transfer and degree program advising.
    6. To maintain ongoing collaboration and monitoring of the program through the Chair of the SFA Department of Elementary Education.
    7. To arrange and coordinate academic accommodations for qualified disabled students enrolled in SFA courses through the SFA Office of Disability Services.
    8. To bill and collect from students participating in this program applicable SFA tuition and fees as adopted by the SFA Board of Regents.
    9. To advise students of SFA academic requirements, policies, procedures, tuition and fees are subject to change; and that change information can be found on the SFA Web site, bulletins or other locations.
    10. SFA will work with DCCCD in providing reverse transfer arrangements for any students transferring from DCCCD to SFA prior to earning an associate degree.
    11. Provide DCCCD students with scholarship and financial aid information through advising and advising materials.
    12. SFA cannot guarantee this program in perpetuity, therefore it is important that the parties and students participating in this program understand that this agreement will not constitute a binding contract regarding the ongoing or future offerings of the academic program outlined herein.
    13. SFA is an equal opportunity institution, and shall not discriminate unlawfully against any DCCCD student, applicant, or employee, nor shall it deny the benefits provided its own degree-seeking students to any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age or gender.

    B.        Responsibilities of DCCCD:

    DCCCD hereby agrees as follows:

    1. To admit and enroll DCCCD students enrolled in lower division courses taught by DCCCD as part of these articulated degree programs.
    2. To provide DCCCD students with SFA course listings for these programs through bulletin and web postings, advising materials, and other appropriate media.
    3. To assist in advising DCCCD/SFA students in this program through one or more designated DCCCD academic advisor(s).
    4. To communicate to DCCCD students completing the Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree and enrolling at SFA of SFA academic requirements, policies, procedures, tuition and fees and that these are subject to change that SFA cannot guarantee the program in perpetuity, and that future offerings cannot be guaranteed beyond the terms of this articulation agreement.
    5. To maintain ongoing collaboration and monitoring of the program through the Director of Concurrent Enrollment.
    6. DCCCD is an equal opportunity institution, and shall not discriminate unlawfully against any SFA student, applicant, or employee, nor shall it deny the benefits provided its own degree-seeking students to any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age or gender.

    C.        Responsibilities of Both Institutions:

    An annual program review will occur no later than the 15th day of March each year.

    D.        Course Delivery

    Each institution agrees to offer courses as outlined in the Articulation Degree plans (see Appendix A).  DCCCD will offer up to 66 hours of coursework and SFA will offer the remaining hours of coursework.  Because of possible changes in certification and degree requirements imposed by the state and program modifications and changes that occasionally occur, DCCCD students transferring to SFA must follow DCCCD, SFA and Texas policies regarding certification and degree program criteria.

    E.         Online Programs

    For online programs offered at SFA and outlined in this articulation agreement, DCCCD students who meet all online program admission requirements will be given the same priority admission to online programs as other community colleges with whom SFA has articulation agreements.  Students who come from community colleges that have articulated agreements with SFA are given priority admission to online programs over those who do not.

    3.         Term of Agreement:

    This Agreement shall operate from year to year with annual review.  It may only be modified by a written agreement signed by legally authorized officials of both institutions.  The Agreement will operate as a commitment of no more than one year at a time.

    4.         Termination:

    Upon implementation, this agreement will continue on an annual basis until one of the party’s petitions the other party to end this agreement.  This agreement will be reviewed jointly on an annual basis and updated as necessary.

    Such petition to end this agreement: 1) must be submitted one year in advance of the intent to terminate; 2) must be submitted in writing and signed by the college president making the petition; 3) must be delivered to the second party to the agreement.  Delivery of the intent to terminate will constitute formal notification and will serve as grounds for termination one year following the date of delivery.

    5.         Dispute Resolution:

    The laws of the State of Texas (U.S.A.) shall govern the interpretation and application of this Agreement. The dispute resolution procedures outlined in Chapter 2260 of the Texas Government Code shall apply. Any litigation arising out of this Agreement or its operation, performance or nonperformance shall be resolved solely and exclusively by the courts located in Nacogdoches or Dallas County, Texas, U.S.A.   

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the above signed parties hereto have set their hands by and through their duly authorized officers on the date and year first recited above.


    Appendix A

    Stephen F. Austin State University/Dallas County Community College District
    Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-4 Teacher Certification

    Course Transfer Guide

    SFA Transfer-Student Policy: A maximum of 66 credit hours from the degree requirements plus the 2 credit hours of physical education may be transferred from a community college.

    Program Policy: 68 credit hours from the following specified courses may be taken at local community colleges and transferred to SFA. This includes two hours of physical education.

Area

SFA Course

DCCCD Course

Credit Hours

SFA’s Description

Communications

12-13 hrs

ENG 131

ENGL 1301

3

Composition:  Rhetoric and Argument

ENG 132

ENGL 1302

3

Composition and Rhetoric:  Critical and Analytical

AND

 

AND

COM 111

SPCH 1315

3

Public Speaking

OR

OR

BCM 247

N/A

Business Communication

AND

 

AND

SPA 131 + L

SPAN 1411

3-4

Elementary Spanish 1 (or other Foreign Language including American Sign Lang.)

OR

OR

ENG 273

ENGL 2311

Technical & Scientific Writing

Mathematics

9 hrs

MTH 127

MATH 1350

3

Introduction to Math for Elementary Teachers

MTH 128

MATH 1351

3

Intermediate Math for Elementary Teachers

AND One of the Following

 

AND One of the Following

MTH 129

N/A

3

Concepts and Applications

MTH 138

MATH 1314

College Algebra

MTH 143

MATH 1324

Finite Mathematics

MTH 220

MATH 2342

Introduction to Probability & Statistics

Natural Sciences

8 hrs

CHE 111 + L

CHEM 1405

4

Introductory Chemistry I

OR

OR

PHY 101 + L

PHYS 1405

Introductory Physics

AND

 

AND

BIO 121 + L

BIOL 1408

4

Concepts of Biology

OR

OR

GOL 131 + L

GEOL 1403

Introductory Geology

Humanities

Visual and Performing Arts

6 hrs

ART 280

ARTS 1301

3

Art Appreciation

OR

OR

THR 161

DRAM 1310

Theatre Appreciation

OR

OR

DAN 140

DANC 2303

Dance Appreciation

AND

3

AND

ENG200-299

          2000-

ENGL 2999

Third semester of English

(must be Literature)

Social & Behavioral Sciences

15 hrs

HIS 133

HIST 1301

3

U.S. History Survey:  1000-1877

HIS 134

HIST 1302

3

U.S. History Survey:  1877-Present

PSC 141

GOVT 2301

3

Intro to American Government:  Theory & Politics

PSC 142

GOVT 2302

3

Intro to American Government:  Structure & Functions

GEO 131

GEOG 1303

3

World Regional Geography

Art

3 hrs

ART 390

Arts 1413; MUSI 1304; Courses should be taken at SFA for advanced hours

3

Exploring Art:  Scope and Sequence

Music

3 hrs

MHL 350

3

Music for Children I

EC-4 Program Courses

12 hrs

 

(must select one of the options TECA or EDUC)

TECA Option

 

TECA Option

HMS 241 + L

TECA 1311

3

TECA = Educating Young Children

HMS 242

TECA 1303

3

TECA = Family, School & Community Relations

EPS 380*

TECA 1354*

3

TECA = Child Growth and Development

KIN 332*

TECA 1318*

3

TECA = Wellness of the Young Child

OR EDUC Option

 

OR EDUC Option

HMS 241 + L

EDUC 1301

3

EDUC = Introduction to the Teaching Profession

EPS 380*

EDUC 2301*

3

EDUC = Introduction to Special Populations

KIN 332*

TECA 1318*

3

Health & Kinesiology for Children

HMS 242

TECA 1303

3

Family, School & Community Relations

Institutionally Designated Course

2 hrs

KIN Activity

PHED Courses may be taken at a

 DCCCD or SFA

2

Select from physical activities courses

TOTAL DCCCD
Transfer 68  hrs

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood

12 hrs

ECH 328 + L

NA

3

Psycho-Social Development

ECH 331 + L

NA

4

Child-Centered Environments

ECH 332 + L

NA

3

Cognitive/Language Development (taken during Internship I)

ECH 432 + L

NA

2

Professional Roles and Responsibilities (taken during Internship II)

Reading

15 hrs

RDG 318

NA

3

Early Literacy

RDG 320

NA

3

Upper Level Literacy

RDG 314

NA

3

Teaching Reading Through Children’s Literature

RDG 322

NA

3

Development of Written Communication

RDG 415 + L

NA

3

Corrective Reading

Science

4 hrs

Upper Level Science

NA

4

Upper Level Science

Institutionally Designated Courses

1 hr

HMS 138

NA

1

Diet and Fitness

Pre-professional Teacher Education

6 hrs

SPE 329

NA

3

Survey of Exceptionalities

ELE 304

NA

3

Technology in Teaching

Internship I

6 hrs

ELE 351 + L

NA

3

EC-4 Learners:  Planning Instruction and the Classroom Environment

ELE 352 + L

NA

3

Current Issues/Professionalism

Internship II

9 hrs

ELE 301 + L

NA

3

Teaching Science

ELE 302 + L

NA

3

Teaching Social Studies

ELE 303 + L

NA

3

Teaching Mathematics

Student Teaching and Seminar

9 hrs

ELE 442

NA

3

Student Teaching Seminar

ELE 440

NA

3

Student Teaching in ECH

ELE 441

NA

3

Student Teaching in the Elementary or Middle School

DCCCD Hours= maximum of 66 credit hours + 2 P.E. hours from DCCCD
Total SFA credit hours= 64-65 credit hours
Total credit hours=132-133 credit hours

  • Students will need to determine the 66 + 2 semester credit hours to transfer from the options listed above.
  • Courses noted with an * will substitute for the SFA upper level courses.
  • Courses identified as “Core Curriculum” at DCCCD will substitute for courses in the SFA core curriculum.
  • A student who is “core complete” at DCCCD will be considered as “core complete” at SFA.
  • Students who are “core complete” at DCCCD will be required to take GEO 131 at SFA in addition to other junior and senior level required courses.