Academics

Secondary Education – University of Northern Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MAT-110b OR MAT-156 OR MAT-134 OR MAT-128 OR MAT-210 3-4 s.h.
EDU-216a Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219a Field Experience and Seminar 1 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
SDV-113 Strategies for Acad. Success 2 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106a Composition II 3 s.h.
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Intro to Biology & Lab OR
*Life Science see list below
4 s.h.
Fine Arts (ART-101, DRA-119, or MUS-100) 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3 s.h.
Take courses in planned teaching major 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
HIS-112 OR HIS-113 OR HIS-151 OR HIS-152 3-4 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psychology OR
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3 s.h.
Physical Science**
(See list below)
4 s.h.
Non-West Culture: HIS-260 3 s.h.
Take courses in planned teaching major 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-246a Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
PSY-281a Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
SPC-112a Public Speaking 3 s.h.
General Education Elective-see below 3 s.h.
LIT (Literature) OR PHI (Philosophy) 3 s.h.
Take courses in planned teaching major 3 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.

a Courses needing a C- or better
b Required math ACT/Compass scores needed to be enrolled
c EDU-250 is only needed for Social Science Teaching, English or Languages Teaching or Theatre/Communications Teaching Majors. All other Teaching Majors take courses in their Major.

NOTE: AA degree meets the requirements for general education at UNI.  If a student does not have an AA then LAC will be met on a course-by-course basis. UNI Contacts:  Telephone #: 1-800-772-2037

Recommended Electives:

    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • GEO-131 Physical Geography (needed for middle school endorsement)
    • HIS-254 or HIS0260 (as UNI Non-Western Culture requirement)
    • FLS- Foreign Language
    • Economics, History, Sociology, Geography preferred
    • Coaching classes
    • Courses in Endorsement Minor (3 or more)

Courses that will satisfy *Life Science or **Physical Science – See below
***Earth/Space Science – PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy will fulfill this (Fa only)

*Life Science: Take lab in each

  • BIO-102 & 103 Introductory Biology & Lab
  • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science (Elem Ed)
  • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I

**Physical Science

  • CHM-151 College Chemistry I
  • CHM-166 General Chemistry I (Fa only)
  • PHS-125 Physical Science (Fa only)
  • PHY-106 Survey of Physics (spr. only)

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