Prairie State College

PSC Music Education (K-12) Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Music Education students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. or AFA degree found in the Prairie State College (PSC) Academic Catalog. Students following the A.A. degree in Music Performance should follow the guidelines from the Suggested 4 Semester Plan in order to maximize the number of transferable courses.

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.

General Education Courses

Prairie State College 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 (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course College Level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s Physical and Life Science General Education
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **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.
History and Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
POLSC 140: Intro to U.S. Government and Politics POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
HIST 201: U.S. History: 1492 to 1877
or
HIST 202: U.S. History: 1877 to Present
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Outside of the U.S.
Transferable Education Course
ED 212: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher

*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.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
First Semester (16 credit hours)
MUSIC 101: Musicianship I (4) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
and
MUS/LB 151:Aural Skills I + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups I (1) Music Ensemble (1)
Applied Music Instruction I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENG 101: Composition I (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
COMM 101: Principles of Communication (3) COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals (3)
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3) PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3)
Second Semester (16-17 credit hours)
MUSIC 102: Musicianship II (4) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
and
MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups II (1) Music Ensemble II (1)
Applied Music Instruction II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
ENG 102: Composition II (3) ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective (3)
Choose IAI approved Math (3) College Level Math (3)
Choose IAI approved Life Science (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
Third Semester (16-17 credit hours)
MUSIC 201: Musicianship III (4) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
and
MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups III (1) Music Ensemble III (1)
Applied Music Instruction III (2 Applied Lessons III (2)
ED 212: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for Regular Classroom Teacher
Choose IAI approved Humanities or Fine Arts (3) Humanities/Fine Arts General Education (3)
Choose IAI approved Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science General Education (3-4)
Fourth Semester (13 credit hours)
MUSIC 202: Musicianship IV (4) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
and
MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups IV (1) Music Ensemble IV (1)
Applied Music Instruction IV (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
POLSC 140: Intro to U.S. Government and Politics (3) *POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government (3)
HIST 201: U.S. History: 1492 to 1877
or
HIST 202: U.S. History: 1877 to Present
*HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877 (3)
or
*HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877 (3)
*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.

Total Semester Hours Required for A.A. Music Performance (62 credit hours)

Students may transfer a maximum of 70 credit hours from a two year institution.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree does not satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum; therefore students who complete this degree may satisfy 6 credit hours by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course from SXU in order to earn to earn a B.M. or B.A. in Music from SXU.

Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.
  6. Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education. Students must complete all major courses, all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to student teaching. Students must be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program. 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.

Additional Information

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

Contact

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