Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Elementary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide assists 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 Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) 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

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College
Freshman I
ACSU 188: Academic Support COL 101
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COM 103
POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government PSC 110
SOCSC 101: World Geography GEO 102
Freshman II
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective COM 102
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 111
Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Choose IAI approved course
MATH 112: College Algebra MTH 141
Sophomore I
EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents EDU 205
EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student EDU 111
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 HIS 151
EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology EDU 110
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I MTH 121
Sophomore II
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development NO EQUIVALENCY
PHSCI 104: Earth Systems/Geology
(satisfies PHSCI 202: Earth and Space requirement)
EAS 140: Intro to Earth Science
EDU 282: Reading Informational Text EDU 104
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II MTH 122
Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Choose IAI approved course

**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. 

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 fours 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