MVCC Music Education (K-12) Transfer Guide
This transfer guide can assist Music Education students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. or AFA 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.
General Education Courses
|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|
|Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)|
|Choose IAI approved course/s||College Level Math|
|Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including lab)|
|Life Science and Physical Science||Choose IAI approved course/s|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**|
|Choose IAI approved course/s||** 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)|
|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: American History I
HIS 202: American History II
|HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
|Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)|
|Choose IAI approved course/s||Cultures Within the U.S.|
|Global Studies (3 credit hours)|
|Choose IAI approved course/s||Cultures Outside of the U.S.|
|Transferable Education Courses|
|EDU 111: Intro to the Exceptional Child||EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
for the Regular Classroom Teacher
|PSY 106: Adolescent Psychology||PSYCH 201: Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood|
*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.
Suggested 4 Semester Plan
First Semester (17 credit hours)
|MUS 104: Music Theory (3)||MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)|
|MUS 189: Aural Skills I (1)||MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)|
|MUS 118: Keyboard Skills I (1)||MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)|
|Music Ensemble (1)||Music Ensemble (1)|
|Applied Lessons I (2)||Applied Lessons I (2)|
|COM 101: Composition I (3)||ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)|
|COM 103: Speech Fundamentals (3)||COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals (3)|
Second Semester (17-18 credit hours)
|MUS 105: Music Theory II (3)||MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)|
|MUS 190: Aural Skills II (1)||MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)|
|MUS 120: Keyboard Skills II (1)||MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)|
|COM 102: Composition II (3)||ENGL 188; Transfer English Elective|
|Music Ensemble II (1)||Music Ensemble II (1)|
|Applied Lessons II (2)||Applied Lessons II (2)|
|Life Science (3-4)||Life Science (3-4)|
|College Level Math (3)||College Level Math (3)|
Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)
|MUS 204: Music Theory III (3)||MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)|
|MUS 289: Aural Skills III (1)||MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)|
|MUS 218: Keyboard Skills III (1)||MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)|
|MUS 206: Music History and Literature I (3)||MUS 330: Music History I: Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque (3)|
|Music Ensemble III (1)||Music Ensemble III (1)|
|Applied Lessons III (2)||Applied Lessons III (2)|
|Physical Science (3-4)||Physical Science (3-4)|
Fourth Semester (11-17 credit hours)
|MUS 205: Music Theory IV (3)||MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)|
|MUS 290: Aural Skills IV (1)||MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)|
|MUS 220: Keyboard Skills IV (1)||MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)|
|Music Ensemble IV (1)||Music Ensemble IV (1)|
|Applied Lessons IV (2)||Applied Lessons IV (2)|
|EDU 111: Intro to the Exceptional Child
PSY 106: Adolescent Psychology
|EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for Regular Classroom Teacher
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood
|Recommended Social Science for Education major*||Social and Behavioral Science (3)*|
|*PSC 110: Intro U.S. Government||*POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government|
|*HIS 201: American History I
HIS 202: American History II
|*HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
|*Additional for A.A. degree|
Total Semester Hours Required for AFA in Music Degree (63-64 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours Required for A.A. Degree (69-70 credit hours)
The Associate in Fine Arts degree does not satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum; therefore students who complete this degree may satisfy 6 credit hours by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course from SXU in order to earn to earn a B.M. or B.A. in Music from SXU.
Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department
- Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
- Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Letters of recommendation from:
- Applied music professor
- Theory/aural skills professor
- Music education director (music education students only)
- Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.
- Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.
Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs
The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education. Students must complete all major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to student teaching. Students must be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program. 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.
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)
As of 2019-2020 Catalog