Academics

Secondary Education – University of Iowa

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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statisticsa 3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
PSY-111 OR PSY-121 OR SOC-110 3 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology+ 3 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment+ 2 s.h.
HIS-151 OR 152 OR ART-203 OR 204 3 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course
in area of teaching interest
3 s.h.
Total 14 s.h.
Third Semester
POL-111 OR POL-121 Political Science 3 s.h.
LIT Literature - See below 3 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course
in area of teaching interest
3 s.h.
**Physical Science from list below 4 s.h.
See Diversity Requirement 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.
PHI Philosophy - See below 3 s.h.
Social Science—see below 3 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course
in area of teaching interest
3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 18-19 s.h.

+ – Need both classes to satisfy education requirement.
a – Required math scores needed to be enrolled.

    • The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes in the Teacher Education programs. Keep informed of changes at the College of Education. http://www.education.uiowa.edu/services/educationservices/program-guides
    • Secondary teaching programs may have higher admission GPA & semester hour standards. Contact Univ. 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 Diversity requirements—link is on NIACC sample schedule webpage.
      See specific information at uiowa.edu website.

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-131 Native American Literature
    • LIT-150 & 151 World Literature I & II
    • LIT-160 Short Story/Novel
    • LIT-170 Poetry/Drama
    • PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics
    • SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
    • SOC-115 Social Problems
    • SOC-120 Marriage and Family
    • POL-111 American National Government
    • POL-121 International Relations
    • PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Pychology
    • GEO-131 Physical Geography

Courses that will satisfy *Life Science, **Physical Science – See list below:
***Earth/Space Science – Must take at University of Iowa
(Lab Science Courses Help with Science Endorsement)

  •  *Life Science
    • BIO-102 & 103 Introductory Biology & Lab
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science (Sp only)
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-151 College Chemistry I (Fa only)
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I (Fa only)
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics (Sp only)
    • PHY-162 College Physics I (Fa only)