Academics

Secondary Education – Iowa State University

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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology OR
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Experience & Seminar 1 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
HIS-151 OR 152 U.S History 3 s.h.
MAT-156a OR MAT-140a OR MAT-165a OR MAT-210a
(needed for teacher degree- see link
for ISU advisors)
3-4 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course in
area of teaching interest (see link below)
3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
Life* OR Physical Science** (See list) 3-4 s.h.
HIS-112 OR HIS-113 Western Civ. 4 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course in
area of teaching interest (see link below)
3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
Life* OR Physical Science** (See list) 3-4 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course in
area of teaching interest (see link below)
6 s.h.
Humanities Electives-Check options for
International Perspective Requirement
3-4 s.h.
Total 15-17 s.h.

a – Required Math ACT/Compass scores needed to enroll.
Should be from areas of interest in teaching

http://www.hs.iastate.edu/academics/majors-list/secondary-education-licensure/#4-year-plans and contact ISU Program Advisor for requirements: http://www.education.iastate.edu/te/faculty-staff/advisers/

NOTE: AA degree meets the requirements for general education from the College of Liberal Arts. See your advisor for updated agreements. 1-800-262-3810 and/or website http://www.education.iastate.edu/te/faculty-staff/advisers/

Courses Which Will Satisfy *Life Science, **Physical Science (see list below), ***Earth/Space Science – None available at NIACC (Lab science courses help with science endorsement)

  • *Life Science
    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-206 & BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology I * II
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-151a Intro To General Chemistry (Fa only)
    • CHM-166a General Chemistry I (Fa only)
    • PHY-162a College Physics I (Fa only)
    • PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy (Fa only)