College of DuPage

COD English Secondary Education

This transfer guide can assist English Secondary 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.

All English and English secondary education majors at Saint Xavier University begin their course of study by taking introductory coursework in literary and rhetorical theory and practice. The English secondary education major integrates a full professional program with the department's linguistic, literary and rhetorical foundations. The best teachers of English are also scholars of English -- and the most empowered teachers are those who can navigate the mandates of the profession from the perspectives of a scholarly formation while also understanding the art of teaching young adults.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. 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

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's English Secondary Education major.

Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGLISH 1101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGLISH 1102 ENGL 188: Transfer Elective
SPEECH COMM 1100 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
College Level Math (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Life Science and Physical Science (7-8 credit hours including lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose Literature/s from the major English Literature: See English major courses
**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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSYCHOLOGY 1100 PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
POLITICAL SCIENCE 1100 POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Transferable Education Courses (9 credit hours)
EDUCATION 2201 EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Child
PSYCHOLOGY 2220 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY 2233 PSYCH 201: Adolescent Development
Transferable English Courses
British Literature:
British Literature:
ENGL 201: English Literature to 1700
ENGL 202: English Literature Since 1700
American Literature:
American Literature:
ENGL 203: American Literature to 1865
ENGL 204: American Literature Since 1865
World Literature:
ENGLISH 2226, 2227
World Literature:
ENGL 205: World Literature to 1500
ENGL 206: World Literature Since 1500
ENGLISH 1125 ENGL 241: Intro to Language and Linguistics

SXU English Secondary Education Requirements

Core Requirements for all English and English Education majors (15 credit hours)

Specific Requirements for the English Secondary Education Major (30 credit hours)

200-level Requirements (9 credit hours)

300-level Requirements (21 credit hours)

Additional Requirements for English Secondary Education Major: English secondary education majors seeking licensure must be admitted to the Education Department, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete all English education major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of "C." This program focuses on the preparation of teachers according to CAEP/NCTE standards and Illinois Content Standards for Educators. Candidates must successfully complete state licensure requirements and procedures. It is the responsibility of the student to ascertain and fulfill the requirements for the degree program. The major advisor will assist the student in this responsibility. For additional information please refer to the Secondary Education Program.

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

As of 2019-2020 Catalog