Saint Xavier University Education Department

Secondary Education & K-12 Music or Spanish

Secondary Education and K-12 Music or Spanish

Saint Xavier University's Education Department prepares educators who are broadly and liberally educated, competent in content and methodologies, and skillful in teaching all children in contemporary schools.

The program in secondary education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. This information sheet outlines requirements for a Professional Educators Licensure (PEL) with an endorsement in Secondary Education in the state of Illinois as well as the requirements for the master of arts degree in education.

Program Requirements

Please view the admission requirements page, as well as the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.

Major Areas with Approved Programs

Graduation Requirements

33 credit hours for certification plus 9 or 12 credit hours for degree.

All coursework must be completed within five years of admission. A cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 must be maintained; a grade of D is not acceptable toward satisfying degree or licensure requirements. Not more than 6 credit hours of appropriate graduate credit, taken prior to being admitted to Saint Xavier University and taken within the past five years, may be transferred from another institution. A grade of B or better must be earned in order for coursework to be transferred.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Graduate Admission
Phone: 773-298-3053