Graduate Programs

Early Childhood

The School of Education at Saint Xavier University prepares educators who are broadly and liberally educated, competent in content methodologies and skillful in teaching all children in contemporary schools. The program in early childhood education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. This information outlines requirements for a professional educator license with an endorsement in early childhood education (Birth - grade 3) in the state of Illinois as well as coursework required for the Master of Arts in Education. 

In addition, graduate students may earn a Master in Arts in Education/Early Childhood Studies, without earning a Professional Educator License for Early Childhood Education. 

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 licensure 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.