College of DuPage

COD Elementary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist elementary 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 College of DuPage (COD) 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.

Transferable Courses

College of DuPage Saint Xavier University
Freshman I
EDUCA 1115 ACSU 188: College Success Course
ENGLI 1101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
SPEEC 1100 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
POLS 1101 POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government
Choose IAI approved course Humanities or Fine Arts General Education
Freshman II
ENGLI 1102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
BIOLO 1100
BIOLO 1151
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
Choose IAI approved course Humanities or Fine Arts General Education
MATH 1428 MATH 112: College Algebra
Sophomore I
EDUCA 2211 EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents
EDUCA 2201 EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student
HISTO 1160 HIST 102: World History Since 1500
MATH 1321 MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
EDUCA 1100 (20 field hours)*
*Field hours required for Child Growth and Development requirement
EDU 341: History and Philosophy of Education
Sophomore II
ECEC 1101 EDU 205: Child Growth and Development
EDUCA 1150 EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology
MATH 1322 MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
GEOGR 1130 SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography course
*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.


The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with Elementary Education Endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the General Education requirements listed above. The Elementary Education program shall include coursework that addresses the following: at least three areas of the sciences (i.e. physical, life, earth and space); at least four areas of the social sciences (i.e. history; geography; civics and government, and economics of Illinois, the U.S. and the world).

Additional Information

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

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

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.


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

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