Accreditation

The Teacher Education Programs of Graceland University have been approved by the Iowa Department of Education and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 

Teacher Education Programs

The Teacher Education Programs of Graceland University have been approved by the Iowa Department of Education and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Information about the Graceland Teacher Education Program Title II Report is on the internet at www.graceland.edu. When planning to teach in a state other than Iowa, students will plan their programs in accordance with the requirements of the other state. The following endorsements are available:

  • Elementary Education (K-6 grade levels).
  • Secondary Education (5-12 grade levels).
  • Combination (K-8 and 5-12 grade levels — an option for secondary majors in Art, Music, and P.E. only).

Specific requirements for these programs can be found in the education section of the catalog and in the appropriate departmental sections for major and second teaching area requirements at the secondary level. Students enrolling at Graceland University to complete requirements for teacher licensure in Iowa or to add an additional endorsement(s) to a current Iowa teaching license will receive an official transfer credit evaluation and program of study from the Registrar. Students, who do not plan to complete education courses leading to licensure or an approved teaching endorsement, will be considered as being enrolled for personal enrichment and will not be eligible for an institutional recommendation from Graceland.

The student teaching field experience required for individuals who already have teacher licensure and are adding a mild/moderate special education endorsement is fullfilled with EDUC3450 or EDUC3550.

 

Coaching Endorsement (K-12 levels)

Students in Elementary, Secondary, or Combination Programs (see above) may seek a coaching endorsement. Requirements are listed in the Physical Education section of the catalog.

 

Admission to Teacher Education

Students should apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program after successfully completing EDUC2420 Entry Workshop. Application for admission is made through the Director of Teacher Education. Final approval is given by the Teacher Education Committee. Applicants must have:

  1. a minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all work attempted,
  2. a grade of “C” or higher in all education courses and a successful field work evaluation in EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab
  3. verification of completion of the English and Mathematics sections of the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (C-BASE) with scores of 235 or higher,
  4. completed a technology survey and a diversity survey,
  5. a current graduation plan signed by their advisor,
  6. submit application and disclose revoked or suspended education related license or criminal convictions, and
  7. submitted three or more professional references (two of which must come from the GSOE), in which applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: caring attitude, collaboration, reflection, leadership, academic success, communication skills, organization, dependability, and integrity.

Admission to Student Teaching

Admission to the Teacher Education Program and admission to Student Teaching are required to enroll in course work and student teaching during the student teaching semester. Candidates must apply for admission by March 1 of the year prior to student teaching. Applicants must have

  1. been admitted to the Teacher Education Program,
  2. completed required education courses with e-portfolio assessed,
  3. maintained a 2.75 cumulative GPA,
  4. earned a "C" or higher grade in all required education classes,
  5. completed a successful practicum or internship,
  6. removed incomplete grades in required education courses or other courses. If completion of an incomplete grade is pending, submit a plan for completion before participation in student teaching.

Teacher Licensure

At the close of their final semester, students normally apply to the state for licensure. Teaching certificates are then issued by Iowa to applicants who meet these requirements:

  1. a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher and "C" or higher grades in all education courses,
  2. specific program completion with a "Pass" grade for student teaching,
  3. completion of program surveys and assessments,
  4. successful completion of e-portfolio,
  5. All Teacher Education candidates (Elementary and Secondary) must pass two PRAXIS II tests: a Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test, as well as a Content Knowledge test for your major (not endorsement area), and
  6. university recommendation.

When planning to teach in a state other than Iowa, students will plan their programs in accordance with the requirements of the other state. They will in turn be recommended by the university for those certificates for which they qualify.

B.A. Degree - Elementary Education (K-6 grade level)

In addition to the general education requirements, majors in Elementary Education must complete the Education requirements and one approved concentration:

Education Requirements:

  • BIOL1400 Fundamentals of Biological Science or
  •      BIOL1260 Environmental Biology 3 s.h.
  • SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
  • ENGL1410 Modern Rhetoric 3 s.h.
  • Any General Education Goal 3b course with COMM prefix
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • * Mathematics elective (MATH1250, MATH1320, MATH1380 recommended) 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II or
  •      HIST2420 U.S. History since 1877 3 s.h.
  • POLS1300 American Government or an approved American Government with civic literacy class
  • EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
  • EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading/Literacy Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum
         (may be met by electing EDUC3280, EDUC3290, EDUC3330, or EDUC3450).
         Students with concentrations in Art, Music, or Physical Education must conduct the
         internship in the appropriate subject area. 2-3 s.h.
  • EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 2 s.h.
  • EDUC4200 Elementary Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • ** EDUC4400 Elementary Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2500 Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Visual and Performance Arts 1-3 s.h.
         OR Methods courses in 1. Elementary Physical Education 2. Health/Wellness 3. Visual Arts 4. Performance Arts
         (Music or Creative Drama)

*A Computer Science course will not meet the mathematics elective.

**Students with majors in Elementary Education and another teaching discipline who are seeking endorsements at both the elementary and secondary levels should substitute EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching. Students with a concentration in K-8 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

 

Art (K-8)

  • ARTS1100 Design Principles 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1200 Artists and Materials 3 s.h.
  • ARTS1230 Drawing 3 s.h.
  • ARTS2300 Art History Survey: Ancient to Medieval or
        
    ARTS2310 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern 3 s.h.
  • ARTS3100 Modern to Contemporary Art History 3 s.h.
  • Approved Art electives (not to include ARTS4350) 9 s.h.
  • ARTS3300 Art for Elementary School 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in Art) 2 s.h.

 

English/Language Arts (K-8)

  • COMM1200 Speech Communication: An Introduction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • ENGL2330 American Literature to 1900 3 s.h.
  • ENGL3200 Business and Professional Writing or
         ENGL3210 Essay Writing or
         ENGL3220 Technical Report Writing or
         ENGL3250 Advanced Composition: Honors or
         ENGL3270 Media Writing or
         ENGL3280 Newswriting 3 s.h.
  • Approved English Electives (ENGL Prefix) 3 s.h.
  • THTR1220 Beginning Acting or
         THTR1240 Vocal Presentation Skills 3 s.h.

 

Health (K-8)

  • BIOL1400 Fundamentals of Biological Science or
         BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition or
         HLTH2300 Children's Health, Safety & Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • HLTH1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
  • HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3370 Methods of Teaching K-12 Health 3 s.h.
  • PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management 1 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • Health related electives: 7 s.h.
  • ATHT3100 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 s.h.
  • BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition or
        
    HLTH2300 Children's Health, Safety & Nutrition (if not counted above) 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 2 s.h.
  • HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
  • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.

 

Mathematics (K-8)

  • Approved Computer Programming Elective 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3530 Methods of Teaching Elementary Math 3 s.h.
  • MATH1250 Informal Geometry or
  • MATH3320 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
  • MATH1280 College Algebra 3 s.h.
  • MATH1310 Mathematical Concepts I 3 s.h.
  • MATH1320 Mathematical Concepts II 3 s.h.
  • MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
  • Approved Mathematics Electives (MATH prefix) 6 s.h.

 

Middle School:

  • EDUC3560 Nature and Needs of the Middle Grades Child 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3570 Curriculum for Middle Grades Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Area or
  • EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.

Completion of coursework in two of the following content areas--Candidates receive Iowa Teaching Endorsements in Middle School for selected content areas:

  1. Twelve semester hours of coursework in social studies to include coursework in all of the following:
    1. United States History 3 s.h.
      HIST2410 United States History to 1877 or
      HIST2420 United States History since 1877 or
      HIST/POLS3240 United States Constitutional History or
      HIST3370 The United States Presidency or
      HIST3550 Recent United States History or
      HIST/POLS3460 United States Foreign Relations or
      HIST3540 United States Military History or
      HIST3560 United States Environmental History or
      Approved United States History elective (HIST prefix)
    2. World History 3 s.h.
      HIST1310 World Civilizations I or
      HIST1320 World Civilizations II or
      HIST2200 Survey of Latin American History I or
      HIST2210 Survey of Latin American History II or
      HIST2340 Middle Eastern Civilizations I or
      HIST2360 Middle Eastern Civilizations II or
      HIST3110 Gender and Women's History or
      HIST/POLS3470 History of British Foreign Relations or
      HIST3530 History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict or
      HIST3620 The Middle Ages or
      HIST3640 Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815 or
      HIST3660 Modern Europe, 1789-Present or
      Approved World History electives (HIST prefix)
    3. Government 3 s.h.
      POLS1300 United States Government or
      POLS2350 Comparative Politics or
      POLS2380 International Politics or
      POLS3200 State and Local Government or
      POLS3220 Global Peace Issues or
      HIST/POLS3240 United States Constitutional History or
      POLS3340 Political Parties and Pressure Groups or
      POLS3430 American Constitutional Law or
      HIST/POLS3470 History of British Foreign Relations or
      Approved United States Government electives (POLS prefix)
    4. Geography 3 s.h.
      GEOG/INTD/POLS1200 Introduction to International Studies or
      Approved elective (GEOG prefix)
  2. Twelve semester hours in mathematics to include coursework in Algebra;
    MATH1280 College Algebra or
    MATH3330 Modern Algebra
    Select 3 courses from the following:
    Approved Mathematics electives (9 s.h. MATH prefix)
  3. Twelve semester hours in science to include coursework in all of the following:
    1. Life Science
      Approved life science electives (BIOL prefix) 3 s.h.
    2. Earth Science
      SCIE2100 Earth Science 3 s.h.
    3. Physical Science
      Approved Physical Science classes (SCIE prefix) 3 s.h.
    4. Any class with SCIE, BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS prefix 3 s.h.
  4. Twelve semester hours in language arts to include coursework in all of the following:
    1. ENGL1410 Modern Rhetoric 3 s.h.
    2. ENGL1500 Introduction to Literature 3 s.h.
    3. COMM1200 Speech Communication: An Introduction 3 s.h.
    4. ENGL2330 American Literature to 1900 3 s.h.
      Note: The following courses required for Elementary Education Majors and English Majors seeking Secondary Endorsement also contain content that applies to the Language Arts course work: EDUC2300 Children's Literature in the Elementary School (Elementary Majors) or ENGL3370 Methods of Teaching English (Secondary Majors) 3 s.h.

 

**K-8 Mild and Moderate Special Education:

  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3220 K-8 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Learners 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4200 Elementary Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4460 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 14 s.h.

**Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3450 K-6 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum, 2 s.h.

 

***5-12 Mild and Moderate Special Education

  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3230 5-12 Methods and Strategies for Mild/Moderate Learners 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3260 Transition Programming 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3350 Behavior Management for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities or
         EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4300 Secondary Classroom Management or
         EDUC4200 Elementary Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child & Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching or
         EDUC4480 Elementary and Secondary Mild/Moderate Student Teaching 14 s.h.

***Licensed teachers may meet student teaching requirement with EDUC3550 7-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum, 2 s.h.

 

Music (K-8)

  • MUSC1210 Music Theory I 3 s.h.
  • MUSC1220 Music Theory II 3 s.h.
  • MUSC1230 Aural Theory I 1 s.h.
  • MUSC1240 Aural Theory II 1 s.h.
  • MUSC1250 Survey of Music Literature 3 s.h.
  • Applied Music 4 s.h. in a single performance area
    • Lower Division
      • MUSC1510 Organ
      • MUSC1530 Piano
      • MUSC1610 Brass
      • MUSC1630 Percussion
      • MUSC1650 Strings
      • MUSC1670 Woodwinds
      • MUSC1750 Voice
  • Ensemble Music (4 classes) 2 s.h.
  • Choose from the following:
    • Lower Division (4 semesters)
      • MUSC1140 Chamber Singers
      • MUSC1300 Concert Choir
      • MUSC1400 Orchestra
      • MUSC1600 Jazz Ensemble
      • MUSC1700 Symphonic Band
  • MUSC2340 Conducting I 1 s.h.
  • Music Electives 6 s.h.
  • MUSC3390 Music in the Elementary School 3 s.h.
  • MUSC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in Music) 2 s.h.

 

Physical Education (K-8)

  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum (in P.E.) 2 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
  • PHED1250 Calisthenics I 2 s.h.
  • PHED2360 Teaching Sports and Games 3 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Movement and Rhythm Activities 3 s.h.
  • PHED3320 Assessment of K-12 Physical Education 1 s.h.
  • PHED3330 Methods of Teaching K-12 Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • PHED/RECR3430 Special Physical Education/Leisure 3 s.h.
  • Physical Education Electives (PHED prefix, only 2 s.h. of which may be Intercollegiate Athletics) 5 s.h.

 

Reading (K-8)

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2300 Children's Literature in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3300 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3330 K-6 Reading Practicum 2-3 s.h.
  • EDUC3390 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3400 Elementary Reading in the Content Areas 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods (Elementary) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3540 Methods Lab 1 s.h.

Science-Basic (K-8)

  • SCIE1250 Descriptive Astronomy 3 s.h.
  • SCIE1310 Fundamentals of Physical Science 3 s.h.
  • Six hours from the following:
  • CHEM1330 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry 3 s.h.
  • CHEM1430 Principles of Chemistry I and CHEM1431 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 4 s.h.
  • CHEM1440 Principles of Chemistry II and CHEM1441 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 4 s.h.
  • Six hours from the following:
  • BIOL1260 Environmental Biology 3 s.h.
  • BIOL1400 Fundamentals of Biological Science 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2100 Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Genetics 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2430 Animal Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2440 Plant Biology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • SCIE3030 The Nature of Science 3 s.h.
  • Elective of any class with BIOL, SCIE, CHEM, or PHYS prefix 3 - 4 s.h.
  • EDUC3511 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science 3 s.h.

 

Social Science-History (K-8)

  • HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
  • HIST2400 Historical Inquiry 3 s.h.
  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
  • American History Electives 3 s.h.
  • World History Electives 3 s.h.
  • History Electives 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Art, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.

 

Social Science-Social Studies (K-8)

  • ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • HIST1310 World Civilizations I 3 s.h.
  • HIST1320 World Civilizations II 3 s.h.
  • HIST2410 United States History to 1877 3 s.h.
  • HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 3 s.h.
  • History Elective 3 s.h.
  • POLS1300 United States Government 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SOCI1300 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.

 

Speech Communication/Theatre (K-8)

  • COMM1200 Speech Communication: An Introduction 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3480 Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
  • THTR1200 Introduction to Theatre 3 s.h.
  • THTR1220 Beginning Acting 3 s.h.
  • THTR1310 Introduction to Stagecraft 3 s.h.
  • THTR1240 Vocal Presentation Skills or
  • One Speech elective 3 s.h.
  • Two Speech Communication Electives COMM Prefix 6 s.h.

 

PK-3 Early Childhood Education

  • EDUC2150 Literacy Instruction for Early Reading and Language Acquisition 3 s.h.
  • EDUC2390 Early Childhood Education (Infants/Toddlers) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3200 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3290 Early Childhood Practicum 2.5 s.h.
  • EDUC3310 Early Childhood Education (Preprimary/Kindergarten) 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3470 Collaborative Consultation 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3620 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 2 s.h.
  • EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Strategies 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4200 Elementary Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • EDUC4440 Early Childhood Student Teaching (substitutes for EDUC4400) 14 s.h.
  • HLTH2300 Children's Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • PHED2380 Movement and Rhythm Activities 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.

 

Secondary Education Program (5-12 grade level)

Education Requirements:

  • EDUC1400 Introduction to Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab for EDUC1400 1 s.h.
  • EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop 0 s.h.
  • EDUC3100 Human Relations for Educators 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3580 Psychology of Exceptional Child and Adult 3 s.h.
  • EDUC3590 Educational Psychology and Measurement 3 s.h.
  • *EDUC3720 7-12 Secondary Education Practicum 2 s.h.
  • EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education 2 s.h.
  • EDUC4300 Secondary Classroom Management 3 s.h.
  • **EDUC4420 Secondary Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • The appropriate methods course 3-5 s.h.

*Majors in Art, Music, and Physical Education may substitute EDUC3710 K-6 Elementary Education Practicum or EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum. Secondary subject-area majors with a 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsement must enroll in EDUC3550 Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum. Secondary candidates with more than one 5-12 teaching major should have an internship for each major to meet the pre-student teaching requirement of the state of Iowa for teaching majors.

**Students with majors in Elementary Education and another teaching discipline who are seeking endorsements at both the elementary and secondary levels should substitute EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching. Students with a concentration in 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education should substitute EDUC4470 Secondary and Mild/Moderate Student Teaching.

Teaching Major Requirements
All secondary education candidates must complete at least one teaching major. The University offers the following secondary teaching major endorsements (see the corresponding departmental section of the catalog for specific major requirements):

Second Teaching Fields:
In addition to the teaching major, students may seek endorsements for the following second teaching fields:

  • American History
  • American Government
  • Art
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English/Language Arts
  • General Science
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School
  • Music
  • Mild/Moderate Special Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Speech Communication/Theatre
  • Sociology
  • World History

Secondary education students majoring in any teaching major, who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with endorsements in K-8 Mild/Moderate Special Education, 5-12 Mild/Moderate Special Education, must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program and the appropriate concentration, substituting EDUC4300 Secondary Classroom Management for EDUC4200 Elementary Classroom Management.

Combination Program (K-8 and 5-12 grade level)

A secondary education student majoring in Art, Music, or Physical Education may also complete a modified Teacher Education program adding an elementary level endorsement in the same field (e.g., secondary and elementary music).

Combination Requirements and Modifications

  • Completion of the Secondary Education Program with a major in Art, Music, or P.E. except as modified below:
  • Elementary methods courses in art, music, or P.E. 3-13 s.h.
  • EDUC4450 Combination Student Teaching 14 s.h.
  • Note: This combination includes 14 s.h. of student teaching credit, 7 s.h. elementary and 7 s.h. secondary.

Elementary Program (K-8 Art, Music, and Physical Education)

Art, Music, or Physical Education majors desiring a K-6 endorsement must complete the Secondary Education Program (5-12 grade-level requirements), substituting an elementary methods course in art, music, or physical education and EDUC4400 for a secondary methods course and EDUC4420.