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TC Spanish Education (K-12) Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Spanish Education majors 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.

The foreign language curriculum covers the main areas of language-language skills development, intercultural competence, literature, arts, history and civilization. All courses are open to qualified students seeking meaningful contact with another culture by acquiring skills in oral and written communication in the foreign language, by studying the literature, arts, history and civilization of another country, or through a cultural and linguistic comparative approach.

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

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

Triton College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
RHT 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
RHT 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s College Level Math
Life Science and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours, including one lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s  
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
SPN 151
SPN 152
SPAN 260: Special Topics in Literature
SPN 104 SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts general education by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course from SXU.
History and Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSY 100 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSC 150 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
HIST 151
HIST 152
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
HIST 104: U.S. History Since 1877
Transferable Education Courses
EDU 200
ECE 142
EDU 323: Survey of the Exceptional Child
EDU 215 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
PSY 222 PSYCH 201: Adolescent Psychology
Transferable Spanish Courses
SPN 101-104 prerequisites for Upper Level Spanish
SPN 101 SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPN 102 SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPN 103 SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 104 SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
SPN 113
SPN 114
SPAN 200: Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPN 115 SPAN 211: Spanish for Spanish Speakers

Spanish Education (K-12) Requirements

Students in the Spanish Education major must complete all requirements for Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, achieve an overall SXU GPA of 3.0 and complete all general education courses, and all professional education courses with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to the Education Department/Secondary Education Program.

Candidates must successfully complete state licensure requirements and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) test. Consult the Education Department faculty for specific requirements and procedures. The major advisor will assist the student in the content area.

Students wishing to major in Spanish at Saint Xavier University have two options, both of which begin at the 200-level: Spanish Education majors must complete all requirements for Option I:

Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization (33-36 credit hours)

This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in Spanish language, literature, arts, history and civilization. This option is intended primarily for those students who plan to continue their studies in Spanish in graduate school. Additionally, Option I focuses on the preparation of Spanish teachers according to NCATE/ACTFL and Illinois Content Standards for Educators.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Spanish Electives (21-24 credit hours)

Choose 24 credit hours, 21 credit hours if studying Spanish abroad, from the following:

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