Triton College

TC Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide is presented between Triton College (TC) and Saint Xavier University's Early Childhood Education major.

The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to work with children from Birth through Grade 2. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education, ESL and an Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval.

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

Triton College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
RHT 101: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
RHT 101: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 101: Principles of Effective Speaking COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (5-10 credit hours)
MAT 116: Math for Elementary School Teachers I MATH 121: Math for Teachers I
MAT 117: Math for Elementary School Teachers II MATH 122: Math for Teachers II
Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended)
Life Science (4 credit hours)
BIS 150: Principles of Biology I BIOL 111: General Biology I
Physical Science (7 credit hours)
Physical Sciences are taken at SXU. PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers (4)
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Educators (3)
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
PSC 150: American National Politics POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
GEO 104: Contemporary World Cultures SOCSC 101: World Geography
HIS 142: World History II HIST 102: World History Since 1500
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours) See IAI GECC approved list
1 Humanities (ENG 170: Intro to Children's Literature)
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 Courses
ECE 142: Students with Disabilities in School EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities
ENG 170: Introduction to Children's Literature EDU 209: Literature for Children and Adolescents
ECE 146: Child, Family and Community EDU 309: Child, Family and Multicultural Community
ECE 121: Language Development and Activities EDU 254: Emergent Literacy and Language Development
ECE 115: Infant Toddler Development EDU 210: Physical, Psychosocial and Cognitive
Development: Infants and Toddlers
ECE 122:: Infant/Toddler Care and Curriculum EDU 211: Infants and Toddlers: Environments,
Programs and Activities

SXU Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

University General Education and Illinois State Board of Education Coursework Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject-specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education endorsement. These courses also fulfill many of the general education requirements listed above.

8-Semester Course of Study from SXU

Freshman II (15 credits)

Sophomore I (16 credits)

Sophomore II (18 credits)

Sophomore Summer (3 credits)

Junior I (14 credits)

Junior II (16 credits)

Junior Summer (3 credits)

Senior I (14 credits)

Senior II (12 credits)

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.

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