Joliet Junior College

JJC 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 Joliet Junior College 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

Joliet Junior College Saint Xavier University
Freshman I
EDU 101 EDU 341: History and Philosophy of Education
(Not required of SXU Elementary Education program)
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
PSCI 101 POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government
Choose IAI approved course Humanities/Fine Arts General Education**
Freshman II
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
BIO 151 BIOL 111: General Biology I
Choose IAI approved course Humanities/Fine Arts General Education**
MATH 131 MATH 112: College Algebra
Sophomore I
ENG 109 EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents
EDUC 240 EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student
HIST 108 HIST 102: World History Since 1500
EDUC 115 EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology
MATH 123 MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
Sophomore II
CDEV 208 EDU 205: Child Growth and Development
GEOG 102
GEOG 106
SOCSC 101: World Geography
SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography
PHSCI 125 PHSCI 202: Earth and Space for Educators
MATH 124 MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
*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.
**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.


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

As of 2019-2020 Catalog