Academics

Secondary Education – Buena Vista University

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I ~ 4 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts OR
Or appropriate level math
3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
PSY-121 Developmental Psych
3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching # 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Experience & Seminar # 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II ~ 4 s.h.
BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science* OR
Life Science listed below
3-4 s.h.
HIS-151 U. S. History to 1877 OR
HIS-152 U. S. History Since 1877 OR
POL-111 Amer. National Government
3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych. # 3 s.h.
Elective See below 2-3 s.h.
Total 15-17 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design # 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology # 3 s.h.
Physical Science ** 4 s.h.
Music OR Art OR
Theatre OR Ethics
3 s.h.
Humanities Elective 3 s.h.
Elective See below 3 s.h.
Total 19 s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment # 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners # 3 s.h.
Humanities Elective 3 s.h.
Social Science Elective 3 s.h.
GEN. ED Elective 3 s.h.
Elective See below 3 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.

~ – Foundation Courses—need to be “C” or higher. Need Public Speaking—not Group Discussion.
# – Keep course artifacts and papers as needed/ helpful for future BVU coursework.

    • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.
    • Need Praxis I minimum scores prior to admittance into Teacher Education Program.
    • Access more specific information from bvu.edu website.
    • BVU in Mason City has three Secondary Education areas: English, Business, and History.

Recommended Electives:

    • PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psychology AND PSY-281 Educational Psychology
    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies

Courses that will satisfy Life Science or Physical Science:
(Must have at least one lab science course)

  • *Life Science
    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science
    • BIO-186 Microbiology
    • BIO-202 Biology I
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I
    • ENV-110 Environmental Science
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-122 Intro to General Chemistry
    • CHM-153 College Chemistry I
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I
    • PHS-125 Physical Science
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics
    • PHY-162 College Physics I