Prairie State College

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
Mathematics Electives
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 Humanities
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

Application Area

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).

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)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

As of 2019-2020 Catalog