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Joliet Junior College

JJC 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 Joliet Junior College (JJC) 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

JJC SXU
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGLISH 101: Rhetoric (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGLISH 102: Rhetoric (3) ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Speech COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved Math College Level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including lab)
Choose IAI approved Physical and Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
MUS 101: Exploration of Music Literature **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)
PSYC 101: General Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSCI 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1865
or
HIST 104: U.S. History After 1865
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
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
EDUC 240: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSYC 210: Child and Adolescence Development 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)

JJC (MUSIC 104 prerequisite for MUS 140 and MUS 141) SXU
MUS 140: Theory of Music I (3) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUS 141: Aural Skills I (1) MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)
Large Music Ensemble I (1) Music Ensemble (1)
Applied Lessons I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENGLISH 101: Rhetoric (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
COMM 101: Principles of Speech (3) COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals (3)
MUS 101: Exploration of Music Literature (3) MUS 115: Intro to Music

Second Semester (17-18 credit hours)

JJC SXU
MUS 142: Theory of Music II (3) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUS 143: Aural Skills II (1) MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)
Large Music Ensemble II (1) Music Ensemble II (1)
Applied Lessons II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
ENGLISH 102: Rhetoric ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
Choose IAI approved Life Science Life Science (3-4)
Choose IAI approved Math College Level Math (3)

Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)

JJC SXU
MUS 240: Advanced Theory of Music I (3) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUS 241: Advanced Aural Skills II (1) MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 201: Music History Elective (3) MUS 330: Music History I: Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque (3)
Large Music Ensemble III (1) Music Ensemble III (1)
Applied Lessons III (2) Applied Lessons III (2)
Choose IAI approved Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science (3-4)
PSYC 101: General Psychology (3) PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3)

Fourth Semester (17 credit hours)

JJC SXU
MUSIC 242: Advanced Theory Music II (3) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUSIC 243: Advanced Aural Skills II (1) MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)
Large Music Ensemble IV (1) Music Ensemble IV (1)
Applied Lessons IV (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
EDUC 240: Exceptional Child
or
PSYC 210: Child and Adolescence Development
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for Regular Classroom Teacher
or
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood
*PSCI 101: American National Government *POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
*HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1865
or
*HIST 104: U.S. History After 1865
*HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
*HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
*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 must complete additional 6 credit hours from the Social Science General Education. Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours of the Humanities/Fine Arts 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

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

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