STARS Area V: Early Childhood Education

About This Document

Jacksonville State University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Jacksonville State University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Jacksonville State University Area V page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and will prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to Jacksonville State University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Early Childhood Education, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents to your advisor so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to Jacksonville State University.


You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this Jacksonville State University AREA V document.  Please follow any recommendation within an AREA to insure a better transfer experience.

Area I

A grade of "C" or higher is required in English Composition at Jacksonville State University. "D" grades will not transfer.

Area II

Students attending Jacksonville State University are required to take Speech for this major. Students attending a community college should to take SPH 106 or 107 to meet this requirement.

Area III

Please follow the STARS guide.

Area IV

Please follow the STARS guide.

Area V: 22 Hours

JSU Course

  • MS 112 and 6 hrs higher math (9 hrs)
  • CS 201 Information Technology (3 hrs)
  • Non-Biology Area III Appr. Science/Lab (4 hrs)

Select one from the following:

  • CY 105, 107 General Chemistry/Lab (4 hrs)
  • CY 106, 108 General Chemistry/Lab (4 hrs)
  • GL 241, 243 Geology/Lab (4 hrs)
  • GL 242, 244 Geology/Lab (4 hrs)
  • GY 250, 252 Geography (4 hrs)
  • GY 251, 253 Geography (4 hrs)
  • PHS 201, 211 Physics/Lab (4 hrs)
  • PHS 202, 212 Physics/Lab (4 hrs)
  • EED 299 Teaching Diverse Populations (3 hrs)
  • RDG 298 Literature for Children (3 hrs)
  • Elective (1 hr)

AL Community College System Course

  • MTH 112 and 6 hrs higher math
  • CIS 146
  • Non-Biology Area III Approved Science/Lab

Select one from the following:

  • CHM 111
  • CHM 112
  • GLY 101
  • GLY 102
  • GEO 101
  • GEO 102
  • PHY 201
  • PHY 202
  • CHD 210
  • CHD 203
  • Elective

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

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