Prairie State College

PSC Spanish Education (K-12) Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Spanish Education majors 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.

The foreign language curriculum covers the main areas of language-language skills development, intercultural competence, literature, arts, history and civilization. All courses are open to qualified students seeking meaningful contact with another culture by acquiring skills in oral and written communication in the foreign language, by studying the literature, arts, history and civilization of another country, or through a cultural and linguistic comparative approach.

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

The following general education and supportive courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Spanish Education major.

Prairie State University 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
Life Science and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours including one lab)
Life Science: Choose IAI approved course
Physical Science: Choose IAI approved course
Choose a Life Science and a Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
SPAN 202: Spanish IV SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
**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
HIST 202: U.S. History 1877 to Present
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Transferable Education Courses
ED 212: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Child
Transferable Spanish Courses
(SPAN I-IV are prerequisites for Upper Level Spanish)
SPAN 101: Spanish I SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102: Spanish II SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 201: Spanish III SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202: Spanish IV SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 120: Latin American Culture and Civilization SPAN 232: Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Civilization II

Spanish Education (K-12) Requirements

Students in the Spanish Education major must complete all requirements for Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, achieve an overall SXU GPA of 3.0 and complete all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program.

Candidates must successfully complete state licensure requirements and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) test. Consult the Education Department faculty for specific requirements and procedures. The major advisor will assist the student in the content area.

Students wishing to major in Spanish at Saint Xavier University have two options, both of which begin at the 200-level: Spanish Education majors must complete all requirements for Option I:

Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization (33-36 credit hours)

This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in Spanish language, literature, arts, history and civilization. This option is intended primarily for those students who plan to continue their studies in Spanish in graduate school. Additionally, Option I focuses on the preparation of Spanish teachers according to NCATE/ACTFL and Illinois Content Standards for Educators.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Spanish Electives (21-24 credit hours)

Choose 24 credit hours, 21 credit hours if studying Spanish abroad, from the following:

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)
Phone: 773-298-3510


As of 2019-2020 Catalog