Elementary Education – University of Northern Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
EDU-216a Intro to Teaching+ 3 s.h.
EDU-219a Field Experience and Seminar+ 1 s.h.
MAT-153a, d Math for Elem. Teachers I 4 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106a Composition II 3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych OR
PSY-121 Developmental Psych
3 s.h.
GEO-121 World Regional Geography 3 s.h.
MAT-154a, d Math for Elem. Teachers II 4 s.h.
Fine Arts OR Literature OR Philosophy 3 s.h.
FLS Foreign Language - if needed
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250a Educ. Technology/Design+ 3 s.h.
PHS-125c **Physical Science OR
(See list below)**
4 s.h.
HIS-260 satisfies UNI's Non-Western Culture 3 s.h.
POL-111 American National Gov. 3 s.h.
SPC-112a Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
BIO-123c *Inquiry into Life Science + 4 s.h.
EDU-242a Classroom Assessment+ 2 s.h.
EDU-246a Including Diverse Learners+ 3 s.h.
HIS-151 OR 152 U.S. History 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.

a Courses requiring a C- or better
c Recommended for Elementary Education Majors
d Required ACT/Compass scores needed to enroll
+ Keep course Artifacts & Papers as needed/helpful for future UNI Teacher Education Coursework.

NOTE:  AA degree meets the requirements for general education liberal arts core–College of Liberal Arts. See your advisor for updated agreements. University of Northern Iowa contacts:  Telephone #:  1-800-772-2037


    • EDU-235 Children’s Literature+
    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • PEH-111 Personal Wellness
    • ART-102 Art for Elementary Education

Courses which will satisfy *Life Science or **Physical Science (Take lab courses, if possible to help with endorsement) & *** Earth/Space Science – See PHS-142

*Life Science

    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology & BIO-103 Lab
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science (spring only)
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I
**Physical Science
    • CHM-151 College Chemistry I
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I
    • PHS-125 Physical Science (offered in fall only)
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics (offered in spr. only)

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