Saint Xavier University to sign Teacher Articulation Agreement with Prairie State College
Agreement will allow PSC education majors to more easily transfer to Saint Xavier
Chicago (July 22, 2008)–The presidents of Saint Xavier University and Prairie State College will sign an agreement that allows education majors from Prairie State to more easily transfer to Saint Xavier to earn an undergraduate degree and teacher certification.
In a 3 p.m. ceremony at Saint Xavier’s Orland Park Campus on Tuesday, July 29, SXU President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., and Prairie State College Interim President J.R. Dempsey will sign the new 2+2 Teacher Education Articulation Agreement, which will enhance transfers of early childhood and elementary education majors.
“This cooperative relationship will help us better serve our public constituents, facilitate the transfer experience, minimize duplication of instruction and build on community college and University learning experiences,” said President Dwyer. “We look forward to a rewarding relationship with Prairie State College.”
Under the agreement, any student who completes a prescribed block of 63 to 65 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or better can transfer to the Saint Xavier University School of Education where they can complete 55 to 58 credits to earn a degree and teacher certification in elementary education or 57 to 58 hours for early childhood education.
“This is an excellent opportunity to enhance our relationship with Prairie State College,” said School of Education Dean Beverly Gulley. “This new articulation agreement will greatly improve the ability of students to complete their baccalaureate degree in education in four years.”
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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.