COD 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 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.
General Education Courses
|Communication (9 credit hours)|
|ENGLI 1101: English Composition I||ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing|
|ENGLI 1102: English Composition II||ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective|
|SPEEC 1100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication||COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals|
|Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)|
|Choose IAI approved course||College Level Math|
|Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including a lab)|
|Choose IAI approved Physical and Life Science||Physical and Life Science (including a lab)|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**|
|Choose IAI approved 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.|
|History and Social Sciences (9 credit hours required for Education majors and bachelor's degree)|
|PSYCH 1100: General Psychology||PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology|
|POLS 1101: American Politics||POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government|
|HISTO 1130: U.S. History Before 1865
HISTO 1140: U.S. History Since 1865
|HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
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|
|EDUCA 2201: Education for Exceptional Child||EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher|
|PSYCH 2233: Developmental Psych: Adolescence||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 (17 credit hours)
|MUSIC 1101: Music Theory I (3)||MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)|
|MUSIC 1107: Aural Skills I (1)||MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)|
|MUSIC 1171: Class Piano (1)||MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)|
|Music Ensemble (1)||Music Ensemble (1)|
|MUSIC 1185: Applied Instruction I (2)||Applied Lessons I (2)|
|ENGLI 1101: English Composition I (3)||ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)|
|SPEEC 1100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)||COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals (3)|
|PSYCH 1100: General Psychology (3)||PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3)|
Second Semester (14-15 credit hours)
|MUSIC 1102: Music Theory II (3)||MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)|
|MUSIC 1108: Aural Skills II (1)||MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)|
|MUSIC 1172: Class Piano II (1)||MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)|
|ENGLI 1102: English Composition II (3)||ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective (3)|
|Music Ensemble II (1)||Music Ensemble II (1)|
|MUSIC 1185: Applied Instruction II (2)||Applied Lessons II (2)|
|Choose IAI approved Life Science (3-4)||Life Science General Education (3-4)|
Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)
|MUSIC 2201: Music Theory III (3)||MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)|
|MUSIC 2207: Aural Skills III (1)||MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)|
|MUSIC 2271: Class Piano III (1)||MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)|
|Choose IAI approved College Math (3)||College Level Math (3)|
|Music Ensemble III (1)||Music Ensemble III (1)|
|MUSIC 1185: Applied Instruction III (2)||Applied Lessons III (2)|
|Choose IAI approved Physical Science (3-4)||Physical Science General Education (3-4)|
|Choose IAI approved Humanities/Fine Arts (3)||Humanities or Fine Arts General Education(3)|
Fourth Semester (17 credit hours)
|MUSIC 2202: Music Theory IV (3)||MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)|
|MUSIC 2208: Aural Skills IV (1)||MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)|
|MUSIC 2272: Class Piano IV (1)||MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)|
|Music Ensemble IV (1)||Music Ensemble IV (1)|
|MUSIC 1185: Applied Instruction IV (2)||Applied Lessons IV (2)|
|EDUCA 2201: Survey of Exceptional Child (3)
PSYCH 2233: Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
|EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for Regular Classroom Teacher
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood
|*POLS 1101: American Politics (3)||*POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government (3)|
|*HISTO 1130: U.S. History Before 1865 (3)
*HISTO 1140: U.S. History Since 1865 (3)
|*HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877 (3)
*HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877 (3)
|*Additional for A.A. degree|
Total Semester Hours Required for AFA in Music Degree (63-64 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
- Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
- Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Letters of recommendation from:
- Applied music professor
- Theory/aural skills professor
- Music education director (music education students only)
- 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.
- 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.
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)
As of 2019-2020 Catalog