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City Colleges of Chicago

CCC Music Education (K-12) Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Music Education students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. or AFA degree found in the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Academic Catalog. Students following the AFA degree in Music Education will need to take additional general education to qualify for SXU's Music Education program.

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

City Colleges of Chicago Saint Xavier Univeristy
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGLISH 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGLISH 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPEECH 101: Fundamentals of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
MATHEMATICS 118: General Education MATH 105: Liberal Arts Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including lab)
Choose IAI approved Physical and Life Science Physical and Life Science General Education
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
MUSIC 183: World Music MUS 150: Wold Culture Music
**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.
History and Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSYCH 201: Intro to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
POL SCI 201: The National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
HISTORY 111: U.S. History Before 1865
or
HISTORY 112: U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Outside of the U.S.
Transferable Education Courses
EDUC 103: Students with Disabilities in Schools EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSY 214: Adolescence Psychology PSYCH 201: Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood

*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.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

First Semester (18 credit hours)

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MUSIC 102: Music Theory I (3) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUSIC 111: Aural and Keyboard Skills I (2) MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
and
MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)
MUSIC 105: Group Piano I (2) Not required for SXU Music major.
MUSIC 181: Applied Music Freshman Level I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENGLISH 101: Composition I (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
SPEECH 101: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals (3)
MUSIC 183: World Music MUSIC 150: World Culture Music

Second Semester (17-18 credit hours)

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MUSIC 103: Music Theory II (3) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUSIC 112: Aural and Keyboard Skills II (2) MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
and
MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)
MUSIC 106: Group Piano II (2) Not required for SXU Music major.
MUSIC 182: Applied Music Freshman Level II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
ENGLISH 102: Composition II (3) ENGL 188; Transfer English Elective
MATHEMATICS 118: General Education MATH 105: Liberal Arts Math (3)
Choose IAI approved Life Science (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
MATHEMATICS 118: General Education MATH 105: Liberal Arts Math (3)

Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)

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MUSIC 201: Music Theory III (3) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUSIC 211: Aural and Keyboard Skills III (2) MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
and
MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)
MUSIC 281: Applied Music - Sophomore Level I (2) Applied Lessons III (2)
*HISTORY 111: U.S. History Before 1865 (3)
or
*HISTORY 112: U.S. History Since 1865 (3)
*HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877 (3)
or
*HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877 (3)
Choose IAI approved Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science (3-4)
PSYCH 201: Intro to Psychology (3) PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology

Fourth Semester (16 credit hours)

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MUSIC 202: Music Theory IV (3) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUSIC 212: Aural and Keyboard Skills IV (2) MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
and
MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)
MUSIC 282: Applied Music Sophomore Level II (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
EDUC 103: Students with Disabilities in Schools (3) EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for Regular Classroom Teacher (3)
Music Ensemble Elective (1-2) Music Ensemble Elective (1-2)
PSY 214: Adolescence Psychology (3) PSYCH 201: Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood (3)
*POL SCI 201: The National Government (3) *POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government (3)
*Additional for A.A. degree

Total Semester Hours Required for AFA in Music Education (62 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours Required for A.A. Degree (69-70 credit hours)

The Associate in Fine Arts degree does not satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum; therefore students who complete this degree may satisfy 6 credit hours by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course from SXU in order to earn to earn a B.M. or B.A. in Music from SXU.

Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.
  6. Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education. Students must 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. Students must be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program. 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

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

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

 

As of 2019-2020 Catalog