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Lewis University: 2+2 Middle Level Education in Social Science

A convenient, affordable and streamlined approach to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Middle Level Education in Social 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 Social 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 Associate in Arts 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 Middle Level Education in Social Science. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for a state of Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement in Middle Level Education in Social 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 62 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: 62-66

Courses for Years 1 and 2

 

Maximum transferable credits sub-total:62-66
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*

3-5
IAI LIFE SCIENCE and lab* 3-5
MATH 1218 General Education Math 3
HISTO 1110 Western Civilization Until 1600 3
HISTO 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
IAI Humanities (fine arts recommended) 3
POLS 1101 American Politics 3
HISTO 1130 History of US to 1865 3
HISTO 1140 History of US since 1865 3

EDUCA 2201 Education for Exceptional Children

3

 

PHILO 1110 Ethics 3
POLS 2220 World Politics 3
Transfer Electives 
(Recommended Elective: EDUC 1100 Intro to Education) 
17

 

* Only one needs to have a lab

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 

Total Semester Credit Hours Transferred from College of DuPage = 62-66 Credit Hours

 

 

Year 3 & 4 Lewis University coursework

  • Degree: BA Elementary Education
  • Total credits at Lewis University: 57 Credit Hours
  • First semester of Lewis University classes are usually held on the COD Glen Ellyn campus
Sub-total: 66
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 32100 Special Methods: Teaching Social Science to Adolescents 3
SCED 33100 Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas to Adolescents 3
SCED 33300 Methods of Teaching Middle Level Geography 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
ECON 19500 American Economy 3
HIST 23600 History of Illinois 3

HIST 326 US Urban History
OR
HIST 33700 Immigration, Ethnicity & Race
OR
HIST 33800 US Women’s History 

3

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: 62-66
Total Hours: 15
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
EDUCA 1100 Intro to Education  3
 MATH 1218 General Education Math 3
HISTO 1130 History of the U.S. until 1865 3

 

Total Hours: 14-17
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
 ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
 POLS 1101 American Politics 3
HISTO 1140 History of the U.S. since 1865 3
*Life Science Gen. Ed. (IAI course)  4-5
 EDUCA 2201 Education for Exceptional Child 3

 

Total Hours: 18
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
*Physical Science Gen. Ed. (IAI course)  3
 ** Fine Arts Gen. Ed. (IAI course) 3
HISTO 1110 Foundations of European World (taken as Humnt) 3
PILO 1110 Ethics 3
**Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA 3
**Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA 3

 

Total Hours: 15
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
HISTO 1120 Modern European World (taken as Humnt) 3
POLS 2220 World Politics 3
**Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA 3
**Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA 3
 **Transfer oriented elective course to finish AA  3

 Completion of AA Degree: 64 credit hours

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

Student should work closely with Counselor or Advisor to not exceed the limit of 6 History credits used to complete the AA degree in the categories of Social and Behavioral Science and/or Humanities.

Students may elect to lighten their course loads during the first four semesters and beyond by taking some of their COD courses over the summer sessions.

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

  • *One science course must have a lab
  • **Students should consult with College of DuPage Program Advisor on selection of these courses to maximize opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts degree.
  • Student should work closely with Counselor or Advisor to not exceed the limit of 6 History credits used to complete the AA degree in the categories of Social and Behavioral Science and/or Humanities.
  • 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.
  • Students may elect to lighten their course loads by taking some of their COD courses over the summer term.
  • A student must earn a minimum of 128 credit hours to qualify for graduation with a bachelor's degree. At least 66 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