Academics

Secondary Education – University of Northern Iowa

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
MAT-110b Math for Liberal Arts OR
UNI Gen. Ed math class
3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3 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-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103a Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Intro to Biology & Lab OR
*Life Science
4 s.h.
MUS-100 OR ART-101 OR
DRA-119
3 s.h.
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psychology 3 s.h.
HIS-112 OR 113 OR
HIS-151 OR 152
3-4 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250a, c Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
PSY-281a Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
Physical Science**
(See list below)
4 s.h.
Literature OR Philosophy 3 s.h.
Take courses in planned teaching major 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-246a Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
MAT-156 ORMAT-128 OR MAT-210 3-4 s.h.
POL-111 OR 121 (Political Science) 3 s.h.
General Education Elective-see below 3 s.h.
Non Western- Culture: HIS-254 ORHIS-260 3 s.h.
Take courses in planned teaching major 3 s.h.
Total 18-19 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)
    • 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

*Life Science

    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science (spr. only)
    • BIO-186 Microbiology
    • BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I
    • ENV-110 Environmental Science

**Physical Science

    • CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry
    • CHM-153 College Chemistry I
    • CHM-166 General Chemistry I
    • PHS-125 Physical Science (fall only)
    • PHY-106 Survey of Physics (spr. only)