Academics

Elementary Education

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
Art OR Music OR
Theatre
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 Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Elective 2-3 s.h.
Total 17-18 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.
Social Science or Humanities Elective 3 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
MAT-110* OR MAT-156* 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-153 Math for Elem. Teach I* 4 s.h.
PHS-125 Physical Science a 4 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
Total 17 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.
MAT-154 Math for Elem. Teach II* 4 s.h.
Gen. Ed. course or an Elective 2-3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

a – Recommended for El. Ed. Majors
* – Required ACT/Compass math scores needed to enroll in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Life and Physical Science courses. Iowa Teacher Education licensure will also require one Earth/Space science course. Most colleges require one lab science course.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes in the Teacher Education Programs throughout Iowa. Contact transfer institution for specific details.
    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement and/or Cultural Diversity Non-Western Culture Requirements.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on ACT/Compass test scores of student.
    • Required GPA’s vary from college to college.
    • Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) required before admittance into any Teacher Education Programs.

Suggested electives:

    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies