Prairie State College

PSC Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide is presented between Prairie State College (PSC) and Saint Xavier University's Early Childhood Education major.

The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to work with children from Birth through Grade 2. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, ESL and an Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval.

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

Prairie State University Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (8 credit hours)
MATH 200: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
MATH 206: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended)
Life Science (4 credit hours)
BIOL 100: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
Physical Science (7 credit hours)
Physical Sciences are taken at SXU. PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers (4)
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Educators (3)
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
POLSC 140: Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
GEOG 101: Cultural Geography SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography Course
HIST 112: World History: 1714 to Present HIST 102: World History Since 1500
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
1 Humanities (ENG 220: Children's Literature)
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 Courses
ED 212: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
ED 220 or ENG 220: Children's Literature (Same course) EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents
ECED 205: Language Arts for Children EDU 254: Emergent Literacy and Language Development
ECED 110: Care and Education: Infants, Toddlers, Two Year Olds EDU 211: Infants and Toddlers: Environments,
Programs and Activities
ECED 120: Child, Family and Community EDU 309: Child, Family and Multicultural Community

SXU Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

University General Education and Illinois State Board of Education Coursework Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject-specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the general education requirements listed above.

8-Semester Course of Study from SXU

Freshman II (15 credits)

Sophomore I (16 credits)

Sophomore II (18 credits)

Sophomore Summer (3 credits)

Junior I (14 credits)

Junior II (16 credits)

Junior Summer (3 credits)

Senior I (14 credits)

Senior II (12 credits)

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.

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