Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Elementary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide assists elementary education students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

Transferable Courses

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Freshman I
ACSU 188: Academic Support COL 101
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing *Combination of COM 101 and COM 102 COM 101 *Part I of Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COM 103
POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government PSC 110
SOCSC 101: World Geography
SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography course
GEO 101
GEO 102
Freshman II
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing *Combination of COM 101 and COM 102 COM 102 *Part II of Rhetoric and Writing
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 111
Literature General Education course LIT 214-229, LIT 230 *IAI Approved
MATH 112: College Algebra MTH 141
Sophomore I
EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents EDU 205
EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student EDU 111
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 HIS 151
EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology EDU 110
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I MTH 121
Sophomore II
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development *NO EQUIVALENCY
Fine Arts General Education: Art, Music, Humanities Fine Arts General Education: Art, Music, Humanities
EDU 282: Reading Informational Text EDU 104
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II MTH 122
Philosophy General Education Course Philosophy General Education course *Waived if IAI GECC complete

*IAI Waivers are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring.

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with Elementary Education Endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the General Education requirements listed above.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

All students who wish to complete a Teacher Education Program for licensure, including clinical practice/student teaching at SXU must be officially admitted to the Education Department as a teacher education candidate. A teacher education program is a four-benchmark process. It starts when a student is admitted to the University and completes pre-candidacy requirements, continues through admission to the Education Department as an Education candidate and admission to clinical practice/student teaching, exit from clinical practice/student teaching and finally program completion (licensure). Additional information is found on the Illinois State Board of Education website.


Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu

As of January 2018