Academics

Secondary Education – University of Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
Social Science Elective—see below 3 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-281 Educational Psychology + 3 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment + 2 s.h.
Humanities—see below 3 s.h.
GEN. ED. Elective—see below 3 s.h.
Elective See below 2-3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
Humanities—see below 3 s.h.
General Education Elective—see below 3 s.h.
**Physical Science from list below 4 s.h.
Elective See Cultural Diversity Req. 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
*Life Science from list below 3-4 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
Humanities—see below 3 s.h.
Social Science—see below 3 s.h.
Elective—see below 3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

+ – Need both classes to satisfy education requirement.
* – Or a higher level math as appropriate.

    • A minimum 2.7 GPA is required for acceptance into the College of Education.
    • Secondary teaching programs may have higher admission GPA & semester hour standards. Contact University of Iowa Admissions for details. Need Praxis I scores with application to Teacher Ed. Program
    • A foreign language requirement of four years of high school or two years of college level.
    • See Cultural Diversity requirements—link is on NIACC sample schedule webpage.
    • See specific information at University of Iowa. Students are encouraged to use U of I’s I-Chart Transfer Planning Resource too.

NOTE: AA degree meets the requirements for general education from the College of Liberal Arts.

Recommended General Education Electives:

    • HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877 OR HIS-152 U.S. History since 1877
    • ART-203 Art History I OR ART-204 Art History II
    • LIT-101 Introduction to Literature
    • LIT-170 Poetry/Drama OR LIT-160 Short Story/Novel
    • PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics

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-206 Anatomy & Physiology
    • ENV-110 Environmental Science
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry
    • CHM-153 College Chemistry I
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics
    • PHY-162 College Physics I