South Suburban College

SSC Elementary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist elementary education students 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 South Suburban College (SSC) Academic Catalog.

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.

Transferable Courses

South Suburban College Saint Xavier University
Freshman I
OCS 121 ACSU 188: Academic Support
ENG 101: Research and Writing ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
SPE 108: Oral Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
PSC 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to United States Government
*ED 100: Foundations of American School
(Not required of SXU Elementary Education program)
EDU 341: History and Philosophy of Education
Freshman II
ENG 102: Composition and Research ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
BIO 102: Introductory Biology I
BIO 105: General Biology I
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
Choose IAI approved course Humanities or Fine Arts General Education
MTH 165: College Algebra MATH 112: College Algebra
Sophomore I
ENG 113: Intro to Children's Literature EDU 209: Literature for Child and Adolescents
EDU 204: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Student
NO EQUIVALENCY HIST 102: World History Since 1500
EDU 150: Technology for Teachers EDU 110: Intro to Educational Technology
MTH 145: Math Concepts and Structure I MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
Sophomore II
GEO 103: Geography of Development World
GEO 104: Geography of Emerging World
SOCSC 288: Transfer Geography Course
GLG 101: Physical Geology
(will satisfy PHSCI 202 requirement for the major)
PHSCI 104: Earth Systems and Geology
Choose IAI approved course Humanities or Fine Arts General Education
MTH 146: Math Concepts and Structure II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
*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.


The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with Elementary Education Endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the General Education requirements listed above. The Elementary Education program shall include coursework that addresses the following: at least three areas of the sciences (i.e. physical, life, earth and space); at least four areas of the social sciences (i.e. history; geography; civics and government, and economics of Illinois, the U.S. and the world).

Additional Information

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

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

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.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

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