Triton College

TC Art Secondary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist art secondary 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 Triton College (TC) 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.

General Education Courses

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RHT 101
RHT 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
SPE 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Choose IAI approved course/s College-level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)
Choose two Art courses for the major
One additional Humanities/Literature
*See Transferable Art courses for the major
Choose IAI approved course/s
History and Social Sciences (12 credit hours)
HIS 151
HIS 152
HIS 103: United States History to 1877
HIS 104: United States History Since 1877
PSC 150 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSY 100 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
*See note for IAI Waivers One History general education
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Outside the U.S.
*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.

Transferable Courses

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EDU 215 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
EDU 200
ECE 142
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSY 222 PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
ART 112; 117; 118; 119 and 120 ART courses for the major
*See Catalog ART electives

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

Art students who are seeking state licensure must complete all requirements for the major, general education courses, professional education courses with a minimum of a "C" and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. 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.

Additional Information

Art education is an interdisciplinary track, combining learning in art and design practices, art history and visual culture and the pedagogy of performance as a visual art teacher. Students in this track are trained to be artist/designer-teachers. 

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the Art Secondary Education sections of the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.


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

of June 2018