City Colleges of Chicago

CCC Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide is presented between the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) and Saint Xavier University's Early Childhood Education major.

The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to work with children from Birth through Grade 2. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, ESL and an Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval.

All students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University, these are: Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies course.

General Education Courses

City Colleges of Chicago Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGLISH 101: Composition ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGLISH 102: Composition ENGL 188: English Transfer Elective
SPEECH 101: Fundamentals of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (5-10 credit hours)
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended)
Life Science (4 credit hours)
BIOL 101: General Biology I BIOL 111: General Biology I
Physical Science (7 credit hours)
Physical Sciences are taken at SXU. PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers (4)
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Educators (3)
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
POL SCI 201: National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
GEOG 101: World Geography SOCSC 101: World Geography
HISTORY 142: History World Civilization from 1500 HIST 102: World History Since 1500
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
1 Humanities (LIT 130: Children's Literature)
1 Fine Arts
1 Humanities or Fine Arts
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
Transferable Education Courses
EDUC 103: The Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
CHLD DV 109: Language and Literacy Development Early Childhood EDU 254: Emergent Literacy and Language Development
LIT 130: Children's Literature EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents
CHLD DV 101: Human Growth and Development I EDU 251: Physical, Psychosocial and Cognitive Development: Pre-K - Grade 2
CHLD DV 262: Child, Family and Community Relations EDU 309: Child, Family and Multicultural Community
CHLD DV 201: Observation, Assessment and Documentation to Support Young Children Families EDU 311: Assessment of Typically and Atypically Developing Young Children

SXU Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

University General Education and Illinois State Board of Education Coursework Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject-specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the general education requirements listed above.

8-Semester Course of Study from SXU

Freshman II (15 credits)

Sophomore I (16 credits)

Sophomore II (18 credits)

Sophomore Summer (3 credits)

Junior I (14 credits)

Junior II (16 credits)

Junior Summer (3 credits)

Senior I (14 credits)

Senior II (12 credits)

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.

Additional Information

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


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

As of 2019-2020 Catalog