Secondary Education – Iowa State University

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts OR
Higher level math class
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 Experience & Seminar 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Elective See below 2-3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
Art OR Music OR
3 s.h.
POL-111 American National Government OR
POL-121 International Relations
3 s.h.
General Education Electives-See below
International Perspective Requirement
3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology + 3 s.h.
Life /or Physical Science* 3-4 s.h.
Humanities class-See below 6 s.h.
Elective See below 2-3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment + 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
Science** OR Math 3-4 s.h.
Electives See below 3 s.h.
Gen. Ed. Elective-See below
(U.S. Diversity Requirement)
3 s.h.
Total 14-15 s.h.

+ – Need both classes to satisfy education requirement.

    • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program which is in the College of Human Sciences.
    • Students entering ISU for secondary licensure are admitted into the college that offers their teaching subject
    • Foreign language requirement of three years of high school or two semesters of college level.
    • See U. S. Diversity (3 credits) & International Perspective (3 credits) requirements.

NOTE: AA degree meets the requirements for general education from the College of Liberal Arts. See your advisor for updated agreements. Students should use ISU’s Transit to see transfer of courses. 1-800-262-3810 and/or website.

Recommended Electives:

    • HIS-151 U.S.
    • History to 1877
    • HIS-152 U.S.
    • History Since 1877
    • HIS-112 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
    • HIS-113 Western Civilization: Early Modern To Present
    • MAT-121 College Algebra
    • PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • FLS- Foreign Language
    • ART-101 Art Appreciation
    • SOC-115 Social Problems
    • SOC-120 Marriage and Family
    • MUS-100 Music Appreciation
    • DRA-119 Intro to Theatre, TV & Film
    • PHI-101 Intro to Philosophy
    • PHI-105 Intro to Ethics
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success

Courses that will satisfy Life Science or Physical Science

  • *Life Science
    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science
    • BIO-186 Microbiology
    • 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
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics
    • PHY-162 College Physics I