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Graduate Programs

Elementary Education

This new graduate program will prepare teacher candidates for an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement to teach students in Grades 1-6. The new program will be offered in both the traditional and online delivery formats. The traditional program will be available for those candidates who prefer the face-to-face classroom setting. The online delivery format will offer weekly flexibility for teacher candidates, particularly career changers and paraprofessionals, who must balance their coursework with jobs and family commitments. The online format will be open to teacher candidates across state of Illinois who otherwise may not be able to attend SXU on-campus classes. Offering the program in either format is dependent on the need of student applicants.

Admission Requirements

Full Admission to the School of Education and Graduate Elementary Education Program

  1. Cumulative GPA – 3.0 or higher
  2. Passing State of Illinois Basic Skills Requirement – the Basic Skills Requirement can be met in one of 5 ways:

Conditional Admission to the School of Education and Graduate Elementary Education Program

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  2. Progress toward meeting the Basic Skills Requirement:

Graduation Requirements

All coursework must be completed within five years of admission. A cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 must be maintained; a grade of D is not acceptable toward satisfying degree or certification requirements. Not more than 6 hours of appropriate graduate credit, taken prior to being admitted to Saint Xavier University and taken within the past five years, may be transferred from another institution. 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Graduate Admission Office at graduateadmission@sxu.edu or 773-298-3053.