Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Social Science secondary education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist social science 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.

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

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COM 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COM 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Choose IAI approved course/s College-Level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts
History and Social Sciences (12 credit hours)
HIS 201
HIS 202
HIST 103: United States History to 1877
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
PSC 110 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSY 101 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
Choose from History Major course One History general education
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Outside the U.S.
*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.
**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

Major Requirements

Major requires a minimum of 51 credit hours.

Note: 12 credit hours count toward University General Education requirements in history and social sciences.

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Social Science Focus (24 credit hours)
GEO 101 SOCSC 101: World Geography
Taken at SXU SOCSC 204: Economics for Social Sciences
PSC 110 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSC 210 POLSC 102: World Politics
SOC 101 SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
See Transferable Courses Three Elective courses (9 credit hours) in economics, sociology, anthropology or political science with no more than 6 hours in one discipline.
History Concentration (27 credit hours)
HIS 150 HIST 101: World History to 1500
HIS 151 HIST 102: World History Since 1500
HIS 201 HIST 103: United States History to 1877
HIS 202 HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
HIS 207 HIST 230: Illinois History
Taken at SXU HIST 200: Introduction to the Discipline of History (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History)
Taken at SXU HIST 395: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: HIST 200 and one 300-level History)
See Transferable Courses Two History Electives: one 200 or 300-level course in non-U.S. history and one 200 or 300-level course in history

Transferable Courses

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PSY 215 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
EDU 111 EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSY 106 PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
HIS 101; 102; 105; 204; 210; 211; 215; 220; 230; 250; 251254 HIST Electives
PSC 103; 115; 212; 215; 225; 245; 280 POLSC Electives
ECO 100; 101; 102; 103; 250 ECON Electives
SOC 102; 103; 201; 202; 204; 210; 215 SOC Electives
ANT 201; 202; 205; 210 ANTH Electives

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

Students in the SOCSC Education major must achieve an overall SXU grade-point average of 3.0 and 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. 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.

Additional Information

The social sciences education (SOCSC) major is designed for students seeking Illinois secondary licensure in the area of social sciences with a disciplinary specialization in history. It satisfies the Illinois Content Area Standards and requirements. It is ideal for students who intend to teach history and other social sciences in Illinois public high schools.

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the History and Social Science section of 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

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