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Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC 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 Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) 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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101 and COM 102
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
College-level Math *See Catalog
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See Catalog
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)

Choose two Art courses for the major 
One additional Humanities

*See Transferable Art courses for the major
*See Catalog

History and Social Sciences (12 credit hours)
HIS 103 or 104: United States History to/Since 1877 HIS 201 or 202
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government PSC 110
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSY 101
One History elective

*See note for IAI Waivers

Diversity Studies
General Education: 6 credit hours of General Education - Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies
General Education: 6 credit hours of Foreign Language/Foreign Culture/Global Studies courses *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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
EDU 202: Educational Psychology PSY 215
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher EDU 111
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood PSY 106

ART courses for the major

ART 101, 104, 116, 118, 206 and 208
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 Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3501

As of February 2018