Joliet Junior College

JJC Spanish Education (K-12) Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Spanish Education majors 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 (JJC) Academic Catalog.

The foreign language curriculum covers the main areas of language-language skills development, intercultural competence, literature, arts, history and civilization. All courses are open to qualified students seeking meaningful contact with another culture by acquiring skills in oral and written communication in the foreign language, by studying the literature, arts, history and civilization of another country, or through a cultural and linguistic comparative approach.

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

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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Rhetoric ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Rhetoric ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 101: Principles of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course College Level Math
Life Science and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours including one lab)
Choose IAI approved course Choose 1 Life Science and 1 Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
**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: History of the U.S. to 1865
HIST 104: History of the U.S., 1865 to Present
HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Transferable Education Courses
EDUC 240: Students with Disabilities in Schools EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Child
PSYC 102: Educational Psychology
*Need to take EDUC 251 for Clinical Experience
EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSYC 210: Child and Adolescent Development PSYCH 201: Adolescent Psychology
Transferable Spanish Courses
SPAN 101-104 are prerequisites for Upper Level Spanish
SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 105: Advanced Spanish I SPAN 200: Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 106: Advanced Spanish II SPAN 210: Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPAN 113: Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I SPAN 211: Spanish for Speakers of Spanish

Spanish Education (K-12) Requirements

Students in the Spanish Education major must complete all requirements for Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, achieve an overall SXU GPA of 3.0 and complete all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program.

Candidates must successfully complete state licensure requirements and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) test. Consult the Education Department faculty for specific requirements and procedures. The major advisor will assist the student in the content area.

Students wishing to major in Spanish at Saint Xavier University have two options, both of which begin at the 200-level: Spanish Education majors must complete all requirements for Option I:

Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization (33-36 credit hours)

This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in Spanish language, literature, arts, history and civilization. This option is intended primarily for those students who plan to continue their studies in Spanish in graduate school. Additionally, Option I focuses on the preparation of Spanish teachers according to NCATE/ACTFL and Illinois Content Standards for Educators.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Spanish Electives (21-24 credit hours)

Choose 24 credit hours, 21 credit hours if studying Spanish abroad, from the following:

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)
Phone: 773-298-3510


As of 2019-2020 Catalog