Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Prairie State College

PSC Art Secondary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist art 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 thePrairie State College (PSC) 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

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and 102
COMM 101: Speech COMM 101
College-level Math Choose IAI approved course/s
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Choose two Art courses for the major
One additional Humanities
See Transferable Art courses for the major
Choose IAI approved course/s
History and Social Sciences (12 credit hours)
HIST 103:United States History to 1877
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
HIST 201 or HIST 202
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government POLSC 140
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101
One History elective **See note for IAI Waivers
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. **See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside of the U.S. **See note for IAI Waivers

**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.

Transferable Courses

Saint Xavier University Prairie StateCollege Equivalent
EDU 202: Educational Psychology PSYCH 202
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher ED 212

ART courses for the major

ART 101, 102, 104, 106 and 122

ARTelectives *See Catalog

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

Art students who are seeking state licensure must complete all requirements for the major, general education courses, professional education courses with a minimum of a "C" and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. 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

Art education is an interdisciplinary track, combining learning in art and design practices, art history and visual culture and the pedagogy of performance as a visual art teacher. Students in this track are trained to be artist/designer-teachers.

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the Art Secondary Education sections of the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

of May 2018