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Preparing scholars, lifelong learners, leaders and reflective professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.
Teacher Preparation Programs
The School of Education at Saint Xavier University offers baccalaureate programs leading to certification in early childhood education, elementary education, and in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, secondary education in art, science (biology), english, social science (history), mathematics, music and spanish.
For candidates holding baccalaureate degrees, the School of Education offers master degree programs leading to initial certification in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, and multicategorical special education, as well as advanced certification in educational administration and supervision, reading, multicategorical special education and school counseling.
The school also offers master degree programs in curriculum and instruction, community counseling, and teaching and leadership -- a program designed for licensed, in-service educators who wish to enhance their teaching and leadership skills -- and an approval program in English as a second language/bilingual education.
Students' Pass Rates on Tests Required for Certification
Test Field / Category
|Number Tested||Number Passed||SXU Pass Rate||Pass Rate|
|Basic Skills Test||--||--||--||100%|
|101 APT: Birth to Grade 3||7||--||--||100%|
|102 APT: Grades K-9||34||34||100%||99%|
|103 APT: Grades 6-12||26||26||100%||100%|
|104 APT: Grades K-12||24||24||100%||100%|
|Academic Content Areas|
|105 Science Biology||4||--||--||100%|
107 Early Childhood
|111 English Language Art||8||--||--||100%|
|114 Social Science: History||6||--||100%||100%|
| 163 Special Education
135 Foreign Language:
|145 Visual Arts||2||--||--||100%|
|Teaching Special Populations|
| 155 Learning Behavior
|Summary Totals and Pass Rate||91||91||100%||100%|
"--" indicates "Number Passed" and "Pass Rate" not shown because "Number Tested" is less than 10.
Saint Xavier University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. All programs offered by the School of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and the unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
To earn candidate status undergraduate students must complete the following requirements:
- Complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of "C" or better
- Maintain a minimum SXU GPA of 2.5 (while attending Saint Xavier)
- Complete all specific general education requirements
- Pass the Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) basic skills test
- Submit to a federal criminal background check*
- Successfully complete EDU 200 and one other education course in benchmark I
At the graduate level, students must complete all the following requirements:
- Complete requirements for admission into the University
- Submit to a federal criminal background check*
- Pass the ICTS basic skills test
- Have earned a 3.0 GPA at the undergraduate level
- Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with their professional academic performance.
- Statement indicating how their goals and objectives in pursuing a graduate degree is aligned with the conceptual framework of the School of Education.
*A $100 background check fee will be implemented for students enrolled in EDU 200 or EDUGL 470.
All secondary education candidates are required to have passed the ICTS content area test and possess a 32 credit hour major in the appropriate field.
Notable Features and Accomplishments
- The School of Education's programs are nationally recognized by: Association of Childhood Education International, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Council for Exceptional Children, National Science Teachers Association, National Association of Schools of Music, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, International Reading Association, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of English, Educational Leadership Constituent Council, and the National Council for the Social Studies
- Extensive involvement in the P-12 community through external partnerships and faculty consultation
- Highly qualified and experienced faculty, with 97 percent having doctoral degrees
- Co-sponsorship of the Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center with the Chicago Public Schools
- Birth to three early intervention programs in collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education