Academics

Elementary Education – University of Iowa

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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 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.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
Humanities - see list below 3 s.h.
PSY-121 OR PSY-223 Psychology 3 s.h.
PHY-106 Survey of Physics** 4 s.h.
See Diversity Requirement 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 19 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
EDU-235 Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statisticsa 3 s.h.
GEN. ED. Elective—see below 3 s.h.
Humanities - see list below 3 s.h.
Social Science - see list below 3 s.h.
Total 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 6 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology+ 3 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.

+ – Need both classes to satisfy education requirement
a – Required ACT/Compass math scores needed to enroll

Recommended Humanities:

  • HIS-151 US History to 1877 OR
  • HIS-152 US History since 1877
  • ART-203 Art History I OR
  • ART-204 Art History I OR
  • 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 OR
  • PHI-105 Intro to Ethics

Recommended Social Sciences:

  • ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEO-131 Physical Geography
  • PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • SOC-115 Social Problems
  • SOC-120 Marriage and Family
  • POL-111 American National Government
  • POL-121 International Relations

Courses which will satisfy *Life Science, **Physical Science & (Lab Science Courses Help Scinece Endorsement) & ***Earth/Space Science – PHS-142 Astronomy (FA only):

  • *Life Science
    • BIO-102 & 103 Introductory Biology & Lab
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science (spring only)
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-151 College Chemistry I (fall only)
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I (fall only)
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics (fall only)