Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC English Secondary Education

This transfer guide can assist English Secondary 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.

All English and English secondary education majors at Saint Xavier University begin their course of study by taking introductory coursework in literary and rhetorical theory and practice. The English secondary education major integrates a full professional program with the department's linguistic, literary and rhetorical foundations. The best teachers of English are also scholars of English -- and the most empowered teachers are those who can navigate the mandates of the profession from the perspectives of a scholarly formation while also understanding the art of teaching young adults.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. All students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University, these are: Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies course.

General Education Courses

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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
COM 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COM 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English
COM 103 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
College Level Math (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Life Science and Physical Science (7-8 credit hours including lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose from transferable LIT courses + IAI approved Humanities/Fine Arts English Literature: See English major courses
**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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSY 101 PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
PSC 110 POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
HIS 201
HIS 202
HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Transferable Education Courses (9 credit hours)
EDU 111 EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Child
PSY 215 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSY 106 PSYCH 201: Adolescent Development
Transferable English Courses
British Literature:
LIT 221
LIT 222
ENGL 201: English Literature to 1700
ENGL 202: English Literature Since 1700
American Literature:
LIT 213
LIT 214
ENGL 203: American Literature to 1865
ENGL 204: American Literature Since 1865
World Literature:
LIT 223, 224
LIT 226
ENGL 205: World Literature to 1500
ENGL 206: World Literature Since 1500
COM 120 ENGL 241: Intro to Language and Linguistics

SXU English Secondary Education Requirements

Core Requirements for all English and English Education majors (15 credit hours)

Specific Requirements for the English Secondary Education Major (30 credit hours)

200-level Requirements (9 credit hours)

300-level Requirements (21 credit hours)

Additional Requirements for English Secondary Education Major: English secondary education majors seeking licensure must be admitted to the Education Department, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete all English education major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of "C." This program focuses on the preparation of teachers according to CAEP/NCTE standards and Illinois Content Standards for Educators. Candidates must successfully complete state licensure requirements and procedures. It is the responsibility of the student to ascertain and fulfill the requirements for the degree program. The major advisor will assist the student in this responsibility. For additional information please refer to the Secondary Education Program.

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