Academics

Elementary Education – University of Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts # 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Experience & Seminar 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Second Semester
ART-101 Art Appreciation OR
ART-102 Art for Elem Education
3 s.h.
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology + 3 s.h.
Humanities—see list below 3 s.h.
PHY-106 Survey of Physics** 4 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
EDU-235 Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
GEN. ED. Elective—see below 6 s.h.
Elective See Cultural Diversity Req. 3 s.h.
Elective See list below 2-3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Fourth Semester
BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science* ^ 4 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment + ^ 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners ^ 3 s.h.
GEN. ED. Elective—see list below 3 s.h.
Social Science—see list below 3 s.h.
Elective See list below 3 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.

+ – Need both classes to satisfy education requirement
# – Or a higher math as appropriate
^ – Elementary Education Learning Community

    • A minimum 2.7 GPA is required for acceptance into the College of Education.
    • Students are encouraged to use U of I’s I-Chart Transfer Resource Tool. This tool can be accessed from NIACC’s Transfer Information page.
    • Foreign language requirement of four years of high school or four semesters of college level.
    • See Cultural Diversity requirements—link is on NIACC Sample Schedule webpage.
    • Need Praxis I scores with application to Teacher Education Program.
NOTE: AA degree meets the requirements for general education from the College of Liberal Arts.

Recommended General Education Electives:

    • HIS-151 US History to 1877 OR HIS-152 US History since 1877
    • ART-203 Art History I OR ART-204 Art History II
    • LIT-101 Introduction to Literature
    • LIT-131 Native American Literature
    • LIT-170 Poetry/Drama OR LIT-160 Short Story/Novel
    • PHI-101 Intro to Philosophy
    • PHI-105 Intro to Ethics
    • SOC-120 Marriage and Family
    • SOC-115 Social Problems
    • POL-111 American National Government
    • POL-121 International Relations
    • PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Electives: RDG-125 College Reading Strategies, SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success, PEH-111 Personal Wellness

Courses which will satisfy Life Science or Physical Science:
(must have at least one lab science course)

  • *Life Science
    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science
    • BIO-186 Microbiology
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I
    • ENV-110 Environmental Science
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-122 Intro to General Chemistry
    • CHM-153 College Chemistry I
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I
    • PHS-125 Physical Science
    • PHS-106 Survey of Physics