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.
Full Admission to the School of Education and Graduate Elementary Education Program
- Cumulative GPA – 3.0 or higher
- Passing State of Illinois Basic Skills Requirement – the Basic Skills Requirement can be met in one of 5 ways:
- a passing score on the 'old' Illinois Tests of Basic Skills (096 or 300) – replaced by the current Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
- a passing score on all 4 sections of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP),
- a composite score on the ACT Plus Writing of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 19 on the Combined English/Writing at one test administration taken on the same date (before 9/1/2015),
- a composite score on the ACT Plus Writing of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 16 in Writing at one test administration taken on the same date (after 9/1/2015), or
- a composite score on the SAT of 1030 (critical reading + mathematics = 1030 or higher) and a minimum score of 450 on writing at one test administration taken on the same date.
Conditional Admission to the School of Education and Graduate Elementary Education Program
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Progress toward meeting the Basic Skills Requirement:
- a passing score on 2 out of 4 sections of the TAP, or
- a composite score of 20 on the ACT, or
- a composite score of 950 (critical reading + mathematics = 950) on the SAT.
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.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-298-3053.