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Elementary Education – Iowa State University Transfer

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition Id 3 s.h.
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teachingcd 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminarcd 1 s.h.
POL-111 American National Gov. 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 IId 3 s.h.
HIS-151 OR HIS-152 U.S. History 3 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
MAT-156b OR MAT-140 (math option- need one for teacher education) 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology 3 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.
Third Semester
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Designcd 3 s.h.
EDU-235 Children’s Literaturecd 3 s.h.
MAT-153 Math for Elem. Teachers Ie 4 s.h.
PHS-142 OR PHY-162b OR CHM-151b
Fulfils Phys. Sci. requirement
3-4 s.h.
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
BIO-102 Intro to Biology 3 s.h.
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learnersc d 3 s.h.
MAT-154 Math for Elem. Teach IIe 4 s.h.
HIS-112 OR HIS-113 Western Civ. 4 s.h.
General Education Electives-Take course
in area of specialization (see ISU site)
3 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.

b – See math test scores or prerequisites needed to enroll.
c – Keep all course artifacts and papers as needed/helpful for future ISU coursework.
d – Grade of C or better needed.
e – Grade of C- or better needed.

    • The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes in the Teacher Education programs. Keep informed of these changes at the ISU website.
    • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program which is in the College of Human Sciences.
    • http://www.hs.iastate.edu/academics/majors-list/elementary-ed/
    • ISU has two required courses (no equivalent at NIACC) before you can enter the Literary Blocks for Teacher Education curriculum in junior & senior year. Plan to take a summer schedule of classes or add one more semester to graduation plans.
    • Foreign language requirement of three years of high school or two semesters of college level.
    • See U. S. Diversity (3 credits) & International Perspectives (3 credits) requirements – http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/students/div-ip-guide

NOTE: AA degree meets the requirements for general education from the College of Liberal Arts. See your advisor for updated agreements. 1-800-262-3810 and/or website

Recommended: Should be from areas of teaching specialization interest

Courses which will satisfy *Life Science, **Physical Science, & ***Earth/Space Science: None accepted

  • *Life Science
    • BIO-102 Introductory Biology
    • BIO-206b Anatomy & Physiology I
  • **Physical Science
    • CHM-151b College Chemistry I (Fa only)
    • PHY-162b College Physics I (Fa only)
    • PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy (Fa only)