Prairie State College

PSC Elementary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist elementary 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 Prairie 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.

Transferable Courses

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Freshman I
ACSU 188: Academic Support COL 101
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101: Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101: Principles of Communication
POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government POLSC 140: Intro to U.S. Government and Politics
Fine Arts General Education: Art, Music, Humanities Fine Arts General Education: Art, Music, Humanities
Freshman II
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102: Rhetoric II
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOL 100: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
Literature General Education course *See Catalog
MATH 112: College Algebra MATH 151: College Algebra
Sophomore I
EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents ED 220 or ENG 220: Children's Literature (Same course)
EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student ED 212: Exceptional Child
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 HIST 112: World History: 1714 to Present
EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology ED 160: Educational Technology
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I MATH 200: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I
Sophomore II
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development ED 101: Child Growth and Development
SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography course GEOG 101: Cultural Geography
EDU 282: Reading Informational Text NO EQUIVALENCY
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II MATH 206: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II
Philosophy General Education Course Philosophy General Education Course

*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.

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with Elementary Education Endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the General Education requirements listed above.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

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.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

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