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

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