Joliet Junior College

JJC Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide is presented between Joliet Junior College (JJC) and Saint Xavier University's Early Childhood Education major.

The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to work with children from Birth through Grade 2. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, ESL and an Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval.

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

Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Rhetoric and Writing I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Rhetoric and Writing II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (6 credit hours)
MATH 123: Math for Teachers I MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
MATH 124: Math for Teachers II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended)
Life Science (4 credit hours)
BIO 151: General Biology I BIOL 111: General Biology I
Physical Science (7 credit hours)
Physical Sciences are taken at SXU. PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers (4)
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Educators (3)
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
PSCI 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
GEOG 102: World Geography SOCSC 101: World Geography
HIST 108: World History Since 1500 HIST 102: World History Since 1500
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours) See IAI GECC approved list
1 Humanities (ENG 109: Children's Literature)
1 Fine Arts
1 Humanities or Fine Arts
Transferable Education Courses
EDUC 240: Students with Disabilities in Schools EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
ENG 109: Children's Literature EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents
CDEV 216: Early Literacy EDU 254: Emergent Literacy and Language Development
CDEV 210: Child, Family and Community EDU 309: Child, Family and Multicultural Community
CDEV 208: Child Growth and Development EDU 251: Physical, Psychosocial and Cognitive Development: Pre-K - Grade 2
CDEV 251: Infant/Toddler Methods and Seminar EDU 211: Infants and Toddlers: Environments, Programs and Activities

SXU Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

University General Education and Illinois State Board of Education Coursework Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject-specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the general education requirements listed above.

8-Semester Course of Study from SXU

Freshman II (15 credits)

Sophomore I (16 credits)

Sophomore II (18 credits)

Sophomore Summer (3 credits)

Junior I (14 credits)

Junior II (16 credits)

Junior Summer (3 credits)

Senior I (14 credits)

Senior II (12 credits)

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.

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