Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

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

Saint Xavier University Triton College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing RHT 101 and RHT 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPE 101
College-level Math Choose IAI approved course/s
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science Choose IAI approved course/s
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 103: United States History to 1877
HIS 104: United States History Since 1877
HIS 151 or HIS 152
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government PSC 150
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSY 100
One History general education

*See note for IAI Waivers

Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers

*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

Saint Xavier University Triton College Equivalent
EDU 202: Educational Psychology EDU 215
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher EDU 200 or ECE 142
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood PSY 222

ART courses for the major

ART 112, 117, 118, 119 and 120
ART electives *See Catalog

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