Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Math Secondary Education Transfer Guide

The following transfer guide is between Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) and Saint Xavier University (SXU) for the Math Secondary Education major. The student would receive an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from Moraine Valley and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Math Secondary Education from SXU.

The Mathematics Department at SXU strives to build a strong sense of community among faculty and undergraduate students in exploring the beauty and importance of mathematics. Mathematics is an integral part of a liberal arts education and is the foundation for many areas of study. Students who major in mathematics/ secondary education are prepared for teaching positions devoted to helping students develop the analytical and quantitative skills necessary for success in any career.

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 supportive courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Math Secondary Education major.

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Communication (9 credit hours)
COM 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COM 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Suggested sequence for Math majors.
MTH 150: Calculus I/Analytic Geometry MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MTH 151: Calculus II/Analytic Geometry MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MTH 152: Calculus III/Analytic Geometry MATH 203: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
Take these after satisfying MTH 151: Calculus II/Analytic Geometry
MATH 201: Differential Equations MATH 303: Differential Equations
MATH 210: Linear Algebra MATH 211: Linear Algebra
Mathematics Electives
MTH 215: Intro to Discrete Mathematics MATH 200: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Life and Physical Sciences: (7-8 credit hours)
One course must include a lab.
Life Science: See Catalog for IAI approved course.
Physical Science: See Catalog for IAI approved course.
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9-12 credit hours)
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSC 110: Introduction to U.S. Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
HIS 201: U.S. History Before 1877
HIS 202: U.S. History Since 1877
HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
HIS elective: *See note for IAI waivers  
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours) **
Choose from IAI approved list.
1 Humanities
1 Fine Arts
1 Humanities or Fine Arts
**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.

Transferable Education and Application Courses

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EDU 111: Intro to the Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSY 215: Educational Psychology
*EDU 103 (Take concurrently with Educational Psychology)
EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSY 106: Adolescent Psychology PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood

Application Area

Choose 1 Application Area from Economics, Physics or Computer Science.

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ECO 101: Macro Economics ECON 200: Principles of Economics (Macro)
ECO 102: Micro Economics ECON 201: Principles of Economics (Micro)
Physics (Calculus Based)
PHY 203: Mechanics PHYS 211: University Physics I (Calculus Based)
PHY 204: Heat, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 212: University Physics II (Calculus Based)
PHY 205: Waves and Modern Physics PHYS 288: Transfer Physics Elective
Computer Science (Choose Option 1 or Option 2)
Option 1 (C++):
CSC 140,
CSC 240,
and MIS 176
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
Option 2 (JAVA):
CSC 140,
CSC 240,
and MIS 176
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II

SXU Mathematics Secondary Education Requirements

These are the requirements for a Mathematics (MATH/SED) major preparing to reach at the secondary level (9-12 licensure).

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