Academics

Elementary Education – Upper Iowa University

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3 s.h.
CHM-166 General Chemistry I a 4 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
ART-102 Art for Elem. Education 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology OR
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych.
3 s.h.
HIS-151 OR HIS-152 3 s.h.
MAT-121* OR MAT-140
OR MAT-156*
3-4 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Third Semester
BIO-186 OR BIO-202 a
OR BIO-206 a OR ENV-110
3-4 s.h.
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
EDU-235 Children’s Literature a 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
BCA-101 OR BCA-215 Computers 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
ART-101 OR ART-120
OR MUS-100 OR LIT-130
OR PHI-101
3 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
POL-111 OR POL-112
OR POL-121
3 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
Total 19 s.h.

a – See prerequisites for this/these courses before selecting
* – Required ACT/Compass math scores needed to enroll in any math class. The Teacher Licensure will need a Space/Earth Science course.

    • The Iowa Department of Education has required changes in the Teacher Education programs in the State of Iowa.
    • A minimum 2.7 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.
    • Check with UIU’s website for Foreign Language Requirement and/or Cultural Diversity Non-Western Culture Requirements.
    • Required test scores will be needed in C-BASE or Praxis I (PPST) required before admittance into UIU’s Teacher Education Programs.

Suggested Electives:

    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • FLS-141 & FLS-142 Elem. Spanish I & II