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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 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.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psych OR
PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych
3 s.h.
Art OR Music OR Theatre 3 s.h.
BIO-152 Health and Nutrition 3 s.h.
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
PEH-140 First Aid 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-235 Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
EDU-250 Educ. Tech. & Design 3 s.h.
History OR Literature OR Philosophy 3 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
PHS-125 Physical Science & lab 4 s.h.
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
Total 19 s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
POL-111 American National Gov 3 s.h.
SOC 115 Social Problems 3 s.h.
BIO-102 Introductory Biology 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.

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

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 Teacher Education programs throughout Iowa. Contact 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 and/or Cultural Diversity and/or Non-Western Culture 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.
    • If planning to transfer, follow requirements for Elementary Education program of study.

Suggested General Education Courses & Electives:

    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
    • HIS-151 or HIS-152 History
    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • ART-102 Art for Elementary Education
    • FLS Foreign Language
    • POL-121 International Relations