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Lewis University: 2+2 Middle Level Education in Science

A convenient, affordable and streamlined approach to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Middle Level Education in Science.

Who can enroll in the program?

  • Students who have completed an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with the specific required courses. (See specific course list below)
  • New students interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Level Education in Science from Lewis University in partnership with COD.
  • Students who graduated from COD and went elsewhere can be considered for the program if they complete an AA degree with the required courses. A transcript evaluation needs to be completed by both schools.

How does the program work?

  • This program results in bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for a state of Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement in Middle Level Education in Science.
  • The first semester of Lewis University classes are usually held on the COD campus.
  • All required field experiences for Lewis courses are assigned by Lewis University.
  • Lewis University College of Education programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • With this 2+2 program, students pay College of DuPage tuition for College of DuPage courses.
  • Lewis University courses are offered at a significantly reduced tuition rate.

The Advantage

The Enhanced 2+2 program allows students to complete their AA degree from College of DuPage. Once completed, our students are then allowed to take additional courses beyond their degree from COD paying our much lower tuition rates transferring up to 66 hours to Lewis University. The 2 years of classes are taught by Lewis University faculty with the first semester of courses offered on College of DuPage's campus and the remaining semesters at Lewis University's campus at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing an education a reality for more students. This program exemplifies College of DuPage's mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments.

  • Degree: Associate in Arts
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 66

Courses for Years 1 and 2

 

Maximum transferable credits sub-total:66
Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
>ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
SPEECH 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
IAI PHYSICAL SCIENCE and lab*
(Recommended CHEMI 1551)
5
IAI LIFE SCIENCE and lab*
(Recommended BIOLO 1151)
5
MATH 1218 General Education Math 3
Humanities
(at least one course (3hrs) needs to be from the Fine Arts) 
9
Social and Behavioral Sciences  9
EDUCATION 2201 Education for Exceptional Children 3
PHILOSOPHY 1110 Ethics 3
BIOLOGY 1110 Environmental Biology 3
PHYSICS 1150 Physics and Society 3
Political Science 2220 World Politics 3
Transfer Electives and Prerequisite credit hours to finish AA degree 10

 

Students should consult with College of DuPage Program Advisor on selection of these courses to maximize opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts degree.

Completion of AA degree 

 

Year 3 & 4 Lewis University coursework

  • Degree: BA Elementary Education
  • Total credits at Lewis University: 62 Credit Hours
  • First semester of Lewis University classes are usually held on the COD Glen Ellyn campus
Sub-total: 62
Courses Semester Hours
SCED-20000 Field Experience I 1
>SCED-30000 Field Experience II 1
SCED 21000 Frameworks for Education  3
SCED 22100 Foundational Literacy for Middle School Teachers 3
SCED 22500 Curriculum & Instruction in the Middle School 3
SCED 30400 Technology for Teaching & Learning 3
SCED 31200 Instructional Strategies & Learning Communities for Adolescents 3
SCED 31500 Communication for Teachers 3
SCED 32200 Characteristics & Development of the Adolescent Learner 3
SCED 34600 Special Methods: Teaching Science to Adolescents 3
SCED 33100 Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas to Adolescents 3
SCED 39400 Pedagogy & Assessment for Effective Instruction 3
ENLE 31000 Foundations of Teaching English Language Learners 3
SCED 48200 Clinical Practice and Seminar: Middle School 9
THEO 10600 Search for Faith 3
20000 level Theology
OR
SOCI29000 Cultural Diversity
3
PHYS 12000 Integrated Science I 3
PHYS 12100 Integrated Science I Lab 1
BIOL 12200 Integrated Science II 3
BIOL 12300 Integrated Science II Lab 1
UNIV Interdisciplinary Seminar 3
UNIV Cornerstone 1

Total Credits for Graduation: 128 credit hours

Term-By-Term Plan

  • Degree: AA degree 
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 66
Total Hours: 17
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
>SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
EDUCA 1100 Introduction to Education (taken as elective) 3
BIOLO 1151 Principles of Biological Science I 5
Math 1218 General Education Math 3

 

Total Hours: 17
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
>CHEMI 1551 Principles of Chemistry I 5
**Humanities (IAI) 3
**Social and Behavioral Science (IAI) 3
EDUCA 2201 Education for Exceptional Child 3

 

Total Hours: 15
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
PHYSI 1150 Physics and Society 3
>** Fine Arts Gen. Ed. (IAI course) 3
PHILO 1110 Ethics 3
POLS 2220 World Politics (taken as elective) 3
** Social & Behavioral Science (IAI course) 3

 

Total Hours: 16-17
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
Biology 1110 Environmental Biology 4
>** Social & Behavioral Science (IAI) 3
**Humanities or Fine Arts (IAI) 3
**Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA 3
**Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA 3-4

 Completion of AA Degree: 66 credit hours

** Students should consult with College of DuPage Program Advisor or Planning Worksheet on selection of these courses to maximize opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts degree.

This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing the Enhanced 2+2 Elementary Education program with College of DuPage and Lewis University. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. It is recommended that students meet with the College of DuPage Human Services Program Advisor every semester.

Students may elect to lighten their course loads by taking some of their COD courses over the summer term.

 

 

Students will obtain a personalized academic plan from Lewis University. 

Important Notes

  • **Students should consult with College of DuPage Program Advisor or Planning Worksheet on selection of these courses to maximize opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts degree.
  • This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing the Enhanced 2+2 program with College of DuPage and Lewis University. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. It is recommended that students meet with the College of DuPage Program Advisor every semester.
  • A student must earn a minimum of 128 credit hours to qualify for graduation with a bachelor's degree. At least 62 credit hours of the 128 credit hours for graduation must be completed through Lewis University. Students should follow the degree requirements for the catalog year in which they enter Lewis University. In order to satisfy all General Education requirements students may complete more than 120 hours. Please refer to the student planning worksheet at www.cod.edu/counseling for COD's AA degree requirements.
  • College of DuPage students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale before enrolling in any Lewis University Education courses.

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Angie Caldwell
Transfer and Adult Admission Counselor
Lewis University
acaldwell2@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5699