South Suburban College

SSC Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide is presented between South Suburban College (SSC) and Saint Xavier University's Early Childhood Education major.

The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to work with children from Birth through Grade 2. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, ESL and an Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval.

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

South Suburban College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition and Research ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 108: Oral Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (8 credit hours)
MTH 145: Math Concepts and Structures I .  MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
MTH 146: Math Concepts and Structures II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended)
Life Science (4 credit hours)
BIO 102: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIO 105: General Biology I
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
Physical Science (7 credit hours)
Physical Sciences are taken at SXU. PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers (4)
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Educators (3)
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
PSC 101: American Natl Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
GEO 103: Geography of the Developed World
GEO 104: Geography of Emerging World
SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography Course
World History is taken at SXU. HIST 102: World History Since 1500
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours) See IAI GECC approved list**
1 Humanities (ENG 113: Intro to Children's Literature)
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 Courses
EDU 204
CHD 203
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
ENG 113: Intro to Children's Literature EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents
CHD 202: Language Arts for Young Child EDU 254: Emergent Literacy and Language Development
CHD 100: Child, Family and Community EDU 309: Child, Family and Multicultural Community
CHD 104: Child, Growth and Development EDU 251: Physical, Psychosocial and
Cognitive Development: Pre-K - Grade 2
CHD 207: Infant and Toddler Care EDU 211: Infants and Toddlers: Environments,
Programs and Activities

SXU Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

University General Education and Illinois State Board of Education Coursework Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject-specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the general education requirements listed above.

8-Semester Course of Study from SXU

Freshman II (15 credits)

Sophomore I (16 credits)

Sophomore II (18 credits)

Sophomore Summer (3 credits)

Junior I (14 credits)

Junior II (16 credits)

Junior Summer (3 credits)

Senior I (14 credits)

Senior II (12 credits)

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.

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