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MVCC Social Science secondary education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist social science secondary 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.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101 and COM 102
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
College-Level Math *See Catalog
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See Catalog
Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See Catalog
History and Social Sciences (12 credit hours)
HIST 103 or 104: United States History to/Since 1877 HIS 201 or 202
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government PSC 110
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101
One History Elective *See Transferable Courses
Diversity Studies
General Education: 6 credit hours of General Education - Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies
General Education: 6 credit hours of Foreign Language/Foreign Culture/Global Studies Courses *See note for IAI Waivers

*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.

Major Requirements

Major requires a minimum of 51 credit hours.

*Note: 12 credit hours count toward University General Education requirements in history and social sciences.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Social Science Focus (24 credit hours)
SOCSC 101: World Geography GEO 101
SOCSC 204: Economics for Social Sciences NO EQUIVALENCY
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government PSC 110
POLSC 102: World Politics PSC 210
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology SOC 101

Three Elective courses (9 credit hours) in economics, sociology, anthropology or political science with no more than 6 hours in one discipline.

*See Transferable Courses

History Concentration (27 credit hours)
HIST 101: World History to 1500 HIS 150
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 HIS 151
HIST 103: United States History to 1877 HIS 201
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877 HIS 202
HIST 230: Illinois History HIS 207
HIST 200: Introduction to the Discipline of History (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History) NO EQUIVALENCY
HIST 395: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: HIST 200 and one 300-level History) NO EQUIVALENCY

Two History Electives: one 200 or 300-level course in non-U.S. history and one 200 or 300-level course in history


*See Transferable Courses

Transferable Courses

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
EDU 202: Educational Psychology PSY 215
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher EDU 111
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood PSY 106
HIST Electives HIS 101, 102, 105, 204, 210, 211, 215, 220, 230, 250, 251 or 254
POLSC Electives PSC 103, 115, 212, 215, 225, 245 or 280
ECON Electives ECO 100, 101, 102, 103 or 250
SOC Electives SOC 102, 103, 201, 202, 204, 210 or 215
ANTH Electives ANT 201, 202, 205 or 210

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

Students in the SOCSC Education major must achieve an overall SXU grade-point average of 3.0 and complete all major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to student teaching. 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.

Additional Information

The social sciences education (SOCSC) major is designed for students seeking Illinois secondary licensure in the area of social sciences with a disciplinary specialization in history. It satisfies the Illinois Content Area Standards and requirements. It is ideal for students who intend to teach history and other social sciences in Illinois public high schools.

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the History and Social Science section of the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3501

As of February 2018