South Suburban College

SSC Math Secondary Education Transfer Guide

The following transfer guide is between South Suburban College (SSC) and Saint Xavier University (SXU) for the Math Secondary Education major. The student would receive an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from Moraine Valley and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Math Secondary Education from SXU.

The Mathematics Department at SXU strives to build a strong sense of community among faculty and undergraduate students in exploring the beauty and importance of mathematics. Mathematics is an integral part of a liberal arts education and is the foundation for many areas of study. Students who major in mathematics/ secondary education are prepared for teaching positions devoted to helping students develop the analytical and quantitative skills necessary for success in any career.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. 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

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

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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
Suggested sequence for Math majors.
MTH 190: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MTH 203: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MTH 204: Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MATH 203: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
Take these after satisfying MTH 203: Calculus II/Analytic Geometry
MTH 205: Differential Equations MATH 303: Differential Equations
MTH 200: Intro to Linear Algebra MATH 211: Linear Algebra
Life and Physical Sciences: (7-8 credit hours)
Choose at least one science with a lab.
Life Science: Choose IAI approved course
Physical Science: Choose IAI approved course
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSC 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
HIS 203: Early American History
HIS 204: Later American History
HIST 103: U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours) **
Choose from IAI approved list.
1 Humanities
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 and Application Courses

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EDU 204: Introduction to Special Education EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSY 202: Educational Psychology
(Need observation course from EDU)
EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSY 212: Adolescent Psychology PSYCH 201: Adolescent Psychology

Application Area

Choose 1 application are from Economics, Physics or Computer Science.

South Suburban College Saint Xavier University
ECO 201: Principles of Economics, Macro ECON 200: Principles of Economics (Macro)
ECO 202: Principles of Economics, Micro ECON 201: Principles of Economics (Micro)
Physics (Calculus Based)
PHY 210: University Physics I PHYS 211: University Physics I (Calculus Based)
PHY 211: University Physics II PHYS 212: University Physics II (Calculus Based)
PHY 212: University Physics III PHYS 288: Transfer Physics Elective
Computer Science
CS 121: Computer Programming CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CS 221: Computer Science II CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II

SXU Mathematics Secondary Education Requirements

These are the requirements for a Mathematics (MATH/SED) major preparing to reach at the secondary level (9-12 licensure).

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