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

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Freshman I
ACSU 188: College Success Course EDUCA 1115
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing *Combination of ENGLI 1101 and 1102 ENGLI 1101: *Part I of Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPEEC 1100
POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government POLS 1101
Fine Arts General Education: Art, Music, Humanities Fine Arts General Education Course *See Catalog
Freshman II
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing *Combination of ENGLI 1101 and 1102 ENGLI 1102 *Part II of Rhetoric and Writing
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOLO 1100
BIOLO 1151
Literature General Education course Literature General Education *See Catalog
MATH 112: College Algebra MATH 1428
Sophomore I
EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents EDUCA 2211
EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student EDUCA 2201
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 HISTO 1160
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I MATH 1321
Sophomore II
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development NO EQUIVALENCY
SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography course GEOGR 1130
EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology EDUCA 1150
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II MATH 1322
Philosophy General Education Course Philosophy General Education 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.

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)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

of January 2018