Academics

Secondary Education

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MAT Appropriate Math class* 3-4 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 Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
SDV-113 Strategies for Acad. Succ. 2 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology OR
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych
3 s.h.
Art OR Music OR Theatre 3 s.h.
Gen. Ed. OR Elective - take courses in your teaching major. 3-6 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 15-18 s.h.
Third Semester
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
Physical Science with Lab 4 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h
Humanities class 6 s.h.
Total 19 s.h.
Fourth Semester
Biological Science (with lab) 3-4 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
Gen Ed. OR Elective - take courses in your teaching major. 6 s.h.
Total 14-15 s.h.

* – Required ACT/Compass math scores needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Life and Physical Science courses and General Education Electives.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes to the Iowa Teacher Education programs. Contact the transfer institution for specific details.
    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution.  Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.
    • Required GPA’s for Teacher Education Prog. vary from college to college.
    • Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) usually required before admittance.

Suggested electives:

    • American History
    • Strategies for Academic Success
    • Introduction to Ethics
    • Literature Class
    • Intro to Economics
    • American National Government
    • College Reading Strategies
    • Foreign Language

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