PSC Math Secondary Education Transfer Guide
The following transfer guide is between Prairie State College (PSC) and Saint Xavier University (SXU) for the Math Secondary Education major. The student would receive an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from Moraine Valley and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Math Secondary Education from SXU.
The Mathematics Department at SXU strives to build a strong sense of community among faculty and undergraduate students in exploring the beauty and importance of mathematics. Mathematics is an integral part of a liberal arts education and is the foundation for many areas of study. Students who major in mathematics/ secondary education are prepared for teaching positions devoted to helping students develop the analytical and quantitative skills necessary for success in any career.
As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. 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
The following general education and supportive courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Math Secondary Education major.
|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|
|Suggested sequence for Math majors.|
|MATH 171: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I|
|MATH 172: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II|
|MATH 173: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III||MATH 203: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III|
|Take these after satisfying Calculus II/Analytic Geometry|
|MATH 216: Differential Equations||MATH 303: Differential Equations|
|MATH 220: Linear Algebra||MATH 211: Linear Algebra|
|MATH 210: Discrete Mathematics||MATH 200: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics|
|Life and Physical Sciences: (7-8 credit hours)|
|Choose at least one science with a lab.|
|Life Science: Choose IAI approved course|
|Physical Science: Choose IAI approved course|
|Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)|
|PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology||PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology|
|POLSC 140: Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics||POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government|
|HIST 201: U.S. History: 1492 to 1877
HIST 202: U.S. History: 1877 to Present
|HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**|
|Choose from IAI approved list.|
|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 and Application Courses
|ED 212: Exceptional Child||EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher|
|PSYCH 202: Educational Psychology||EDU 202: Educational Psychology|
Choose 1 application are from Economics, Physics or Computer Science.
|ECON 201: Macroeconomics||ECON 200: Principles of Economics (Macro)|
|ECON 202: Microeconomics||ECON 201: Principles of Economics (Micro)|
|Physics (Calculus Based)|
|PHYSI 210: University Physics I||PHYS 211: University Physics I (Calculus Based)|
|PHYSI 220: University Physics II||PHYS 212: University Physics II (Calculus Based)|
|PHYSI 230:: University Physics III||PHYS 288: Transfer Physics Elective|
|Computer Science (C++ or JAVA option)|
|Option I: ITPRG 144 and ITPRG 244 (C++)||CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
|Option II: ITPRG 147 and ITPRG 247 (JAVA)||CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
SXU Mathematics Secondary Education Requirements
These are the requirements for a Mathematics (MATH/SED) major preparing to reach at the secondary level (9-12 licensure).
- Required mathematics courses (39 credit hours)
The following courses are required:
- MATH 200: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics I (3)
- MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
- MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
- MATH 203: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)
- MATH 211: Linear Algebra (4)
- MATH 301: Advanced Calculus (4)
- MATH 305: Probability and Statistics I (3)
- MATH 306: Probability and Statistics II (3)
- MATH 307: Modern Geometry (3)
- MATH 308: History of Mathematics (3)
- MATH 309: Abstract Algebra I (3)
- MATH 399: Senior Seminar (1)
- Application area (6-10 credit hours)
Two courses in an application area are required. Possible application areas include Computer Science, Physics (calculus based), Business and others by petition. Departmental approval is required.
- Elective courses
Students must select 2 courses (6 credit hours) from the 300-level mathematics elective courses.
- Students must be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program.
- Students in the MATH/SED Education major must achieve an overall SXU GPA of 3.0 and complete all major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to the Education Department and student teaching. Consult the Education Department section of the catalog for specific requirements and procedures. It is the responsibility of each student to ascertain and fulfill the requirements for the desired degree program. The major advisor will assist the student in this responsibility.
- All majors in the Mathematics Department are expected to attend special events and lectures sponsored by the department.
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)
As of 2019-2020 Catalog