Elementary Education – University of Northern Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
EDU-216a Intro to Teaching + 3 s.h.
EDU-219a Field Experience and Seminar + 1 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
PEH-111 Personal Wellness 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Elective 2-3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103a Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
HIS-113 OR HIS-151 OR HIS-152 3-4 s.h.
MAT-110 OR MAT-156 3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych 3 s.h.
GEO-124 OR GEO-125 Geography 3 s.h.
Fine Arts OR Literature OR Philosophy 3 s.h.
Total 19-20 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-235 Children’s Literature + 3 s.h.
EDU-250a Educ. Technology/Design + 3 s.h.
MAT-153a, d Math for Elem. Teachers I 4 s.h.
PHS-125c **Physical Science OR
(See list below)**
4 s.h.
POL-111 OR 121 Political Science 3 s.h.
Total 17 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.
MAT-154a, d Math Elem. Teachers II 4 s.h.
HIS-254 OR HIS-260 satisfies UNI's Non-Western Culture 3 s.h.
Total 16 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.

    • The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes in the Teacher Education programs. Keep informed of these changes at UNI’s Teacher Ed. website
    • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.  Be aware that this may be raised to 2.7 or 3.0 GPA in the future.
    • Foreign language requirement of two years of high school or two semesters of college level.
    • Admission Requirements for Teacher Education: Go to “Current Students”
    • go to “Information for Students” choose “PRAXIS I”
    • Helpful site for Praxis:  
    • Praxis test for Admission to Teacher Education

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


    • FLS Foreign Language (if needed)
    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • PEH-111 Personal Wellness

Courses which will satisfy *Life Science or **Physical Science (Take lab courses, if possible to help with endorsement) &  For *** Earth/Space Science – See PHS-142
(Must have at least one lab science course)

*Life Science

    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science (spring only)
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I
**Physical Science
    • CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry
    • 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)