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

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