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

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
Freshman I
COL 101 ACSU 188: Academic Support
ENG 101: Rhetoric and Writing ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101: Principles of Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
POLSC 140: Intro to U.S. Government and Politics POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government
*ED 100: Foundations of American Public Education (15 clinical hours) and
ED 101: Child Growth and Development
(Need ED 100 in conjunction with ED 101 because of clinical hours)
EDU 341: History and Philosophy of Education
EDU 205: Child Growth and Development
Freshman II
ENG 102: Rhetoric II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
BIOL 100: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
Choose IAI approved course Humanities or Fine Arts General Education
MATH 151: College Algebra MATH 112: College Algebra
Sophomore I
ED 220 or ENG 220: Children's Literature (same course) EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents
ED 212: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student
HIST 112: World History: 1714 to Present HIST 102: World History Since 1500
MATH 200: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
Sophomore II
GEOLO 101 Physical Geology PHSCI 104: Earth Systems and Geology
(will satisfy SXU's PHSCI 202 requirement)
GEOG 101: Cultural Geography SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography course
ED 160: Educational Technology EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology
MATH 206: Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
Choose IAI approved course Humanities or Fine Arts General Education
*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. The Elementary Education program shall include coursework that addresses the following: at least three areas of the sciences (i.e. physical, life, earth and space); at least four areas of the social sciences (i.e. history; geography; civics and government, and economics of Illinois, the U.S. and the world).

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)
Phone: 773-298-3510

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