Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Spanish Education (K-12) Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Spanish Education majors 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.

The foreign language curriculum covers the main areas of language-language skills development, intercultural competence, literature, arts, history and civilization. All courses are open to qualified students seeking meaningful contact with another culture by acquiring skills in oral and written communication in the foreign language, by studying the literature, arts, history and civilization of another country, or through a cultural and linguistic comparative approach.

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

The following general education and supportive courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Spanish 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
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s College Level Math
Life Science and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours including one lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s  
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
SPA 213: Intro to Hispanic Literature SPAN 260: Special Topics
SPA 202: Spanish IV SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
**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.
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
Transferable Education Courses
EDU 111: Intro to the Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Child
PSY 215: Educational Psychology
*EDU 103 (Take concurrently with Educational Psychology)
EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSY 106: Adolescent Psychology PSYCH 201: Adolescent Psychology
Transferable Spanish Courses
Prerequisites for Upper Level Spanish
SPA 101: Spanish I SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPA 102: Spanish II SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPA 201: Spanish III SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202: Spanish IV SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 205: Conversational Spanish SPAN 210: Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPA 210: Spanish Culture and Civilization SPAN 205: Language and Culture I
SPA 212: Latin America Culture and Civilization SPAN 231: Into to Hispanic Culture and Civilization I
SPA 213: Intro to Hispanic Literature SPAN 260: Special Topics

Spanish Education (K-12) Requirements

Students in the Spanish Education major must complete all requirements for Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, achieve an overall SXU GPA of 3.0 and complete all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program.

Candidates must successfully complete state licensure requirements and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) test. Consult the Education Department faculty for specific requirements and procedures. The major advisor will assist the student in the content area.

Students wishing to major in Spanish at Saint Xavier University have two options, both of which begin at the 200-level: Spanish Education majors must complete all requirements for Option I:

Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization (33-36 credit hours)

This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in Spanish language, literature, arts, history and civilization. This option is intended primarily for those students who plan to continue their studies in Spanish in graduate school. Additionally, Option I focuses on the preparation of Spanish teachers according to NCATE/ACTFL and Illinois Content Standards for Educators.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Spanish Electives (21-24 credit hours)

Choose 24 credit hours, 21 credit hours if studying Spanish abroad, from the following:

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