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University of Northern Iowa Teacher Education Program

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Teacher Education Program majors:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Level Dual Major
  • Secondary Education
  • Minor in Special Education
  • Physical Education
  • Health Education

The following requirements are subject to change without notice. Please work with an advisor at UNI and Hawkeye for verification of courses.

Admission and Program Requirements

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and to begin level two classes at UNI, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete at least 24 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

  2. Satisfactory completion of the following equivalencies:

    Hawkeye Course UNI Course
    ENG-105 Composition I AND
    ENG-106 Comp II
    ENGLISH1005 (620:005)
    College Reading and Writing
    SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication COMM100 (48C:001)
    Oral Communication
    College Level Math requirement Core Competency C
  3. Completion of the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators [Praxis Core].

    • Test scores need to be submitted before admission can be processed, so make sure to take the test early in your second year at Hawkeye.

    • In order to be fully admitted, you need to have acceptable PRAXIS Core scores. The test consists of three subsets, each with a cut off score based on a scale of 100–200 and a total score requirement:

      • Reading: test #5712 cut off score 138
      • Writing: test #5722 cut off score 142
      • Mathematics: test #5732 cut off score 115
      • Total score requirement: 448 or higher
      • Test code for combined test: #5751 (all three sections)
    • You can take the PRAXIS Core test at UNI or another testing center and have your score report sent to UNI. Prior to getting teaching license you will have to take Praxis II (covers both Pedagogy and Content) and score above the 25th percentile.

    • Consult the ETS testing site for registration information. The PRAXIS Core is ONLY available in the computer-delivered format.

  4. Completion of the Application for Admission to Teacher Education form. The application needs to be error proof. Make sure to have other people proof it for you. You should begin working on this when you start the general UNI application.

  5. Declare a teaching major via the Declaration of Curriculum Form.

Program Notes

Typically, it takes education major four and a half to five years for student to graduate.

Academic Service Learning Experience (EDU-901) can be taken during any semester for 1 credit hour. It is not recommended to complete this course at the same time as Field Experience.

Students wishing to complete a degree for Secondary Education will also need to be admitted to the specific department and take the necessary classes for the major/subject they plan to teach.

Students wishing to coach can also complete the coaching authorization courses through Hawkeye.

Students should not take Field Experience one while still in high school.

Background Checks

All students will be subject to a background check prior to the issuance of their teaching license. Minor offenses can delay licensure. Major offenses can prohibit licensure. It is important to be truthful about this information on your UNI application because omissions or false information can be grounds for denial of licensure from the state of Iowa. Check with the State of Iowa Department of Education for further questions.

Course Equivalencies

Associate of Arts Degree Courses

The following courses should be included in the Associate of Arts degree and completed with C- or better:

Hawkeye Courses UNI Courses
EDU-240 Educational Psychology EDPSYCH3148 (200:148) Learn. & Instr. in Classroom
EDU-920 Field Experience EDPSYCH2017 (200:017) Field Experience: Exploring Teaching
EDU-214 Exploring PK-12* (Partnered w/ SDV108) SOCFOUND1000Z (260:020) Introduction to Teaching
EDU-223 Multicultural Education* EDPSYCH1000Z (250:XXZ) Education elective
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners PSYCH1001 (400:001) Introduction to Psychology
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH2202 (400:120) Intro to Developmental Psychology

Major Specific Courses

Students should also complete the following dependent upon what the student would like to teach:

Major Hawkeye Course UNI Course
Early Childhood and Elementary Education EDU-235 Children’s Literature EDPSYCH3148 (230:044) Children’s Literature
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom INSTTECH1031 (240:031) Ed Tech & Design
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I MATH1201 (800:031) Math Reasoning for Teaching I
Science Course Recommended:
BIO-105 Introduction to Biology PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science PHS-152 Astronomy
Other Recommended Courses:
POL-111 American National Government GEO-121 World Regional Geography ART-101 Art Appreciation
All Science Teaching Middle/High School Science BIO-112 General Biology I BIOL 2052 (840:052) Gen Bio: Cell Structure and Function
BIO-113 General Biology II BIOL 2051 (840:051) Gen Bio: Organismal Diversity
CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I
CHM-175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048) General Chemistry II
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054) General Physics I
PHY-172 College Physics II PHYSICS1512 (880:056) General Physics II
Art ART-120 2-D Design ART1222 (600:026) Two-Dimensional Concepts
ART-123 3-D Design ART1333 (600:027) Three-Dimensional Concepts
ART-133 Drawing ART1011 (600:018) Drawing I
ART-134 Drawing II ART1022 (600:019) Drawing II
ART-203 Art History I ARTHIST1111 (600:040) Survey of Art History I
ART-204 Art History I ARTHIST1222 (600:041) Survey of Art History II
Business Teaching ACC-131 Accounting I ACCT2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Acc.
ACC-132 Accounting II ACCT2130 (120:031) Principles of Managerial Acc.
BCA-Intro to Info Systems MGMT2080 (150:080) Intro to Info Systems
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1041 (920:053) Principles of Macro.
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON1051 (920:054) Principles of Micro.
MAT-156 Statistics -AND- STAT1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistics -AND-
BUS-210 Business Statistics ECON1011 Business Statistics
Chemistry CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I
CHM-175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048) General Chemistry II
MAT-210 Calculus I MATH1420 (800:060) Calculus I
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054) General Physics I
PHY-172 College Physics II PHYSICS1512 (880:056) General Physics II
Communication & Theater SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication COMM1000 (48C:004) Interpersonal Comm.
SPC-132 Group Communication COMM1205 (48C:031) Group Comm. Skills
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation COMM2256 (48C:011) Oral Interpretation
Earth Sciences CHM-165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I
CHM-175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048) General Chemistry II
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054) General Physics I
PHY-172 College Physics II PHYSICS1512 (880:056) General Physics II
PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy EARTHSCI1100 (870:010) Astronomy
Health Education PSY-261 Human Sexuality FAMSERV1057 (31F:057) Human Rel. & Sex.
MAT-156 Statistics STAT1772 (800:072) Intro to Stat Methods
History HIS-117 Western Civilization I HUM1021 (680:021) Humanities I
HIS-118 Western Civilization II HUM1022 (680:022) Humanities II
HIS-119 Western Civilization III HUM1023 (680:023) Humanities III
HIS-151 US History to 1877 HISUS1110 (961:014) US History to 1877
HIS-152 US History since 1877 HISUS1120 (961:015) US History since 1877
Mathematics MAT-210 Calculus I MATH1420 (800:060) Calculus I
MAT-216 Calculus II MATH1421 (800:061) Calculus II
MAT-219 Calculus III MATH2422 (800:062) Calculus III
Physical Education EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom INSTTECH1031 (240:031) Ed Tech & Design
PEH-111 Personal Wellness HPELS 1010
Physics MAT-210 Calculus I MATH1420 (800:060) Calculus I
MAT-216 Calculus II MATH1421 (800:061) Calculus II
PHY-212 Classical Physics PHYSICS1701 (880:130) Physics I for Science and Engineering
PHY-222 Classical Physics II PHYSICS1702 (880:131) Physics II for Science and Engineering
Psychology: Teaching MAT-156 Statistics STAT1772 (800:072) Introduction to Stat Methods
PSY-251 Social Psychology PSYCH2201 (400:160) Social Psychology
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender PSYCH2201 (400:060) Psych of Gender Differences
Social Science Teaching: All Social Science POL-111 American National Government POLAMER1014 (942:014) Intro to American Politics
HIS-151 US History to 1877 HISUS1110 (961:014) US History to 1877
HIS-152 US History Since 1877 HISUS1120 (961:015) US History since 1877
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON1051 (920:054) Principles of Microeconomics
GEO-115 Human Geography GEOG1120 (970:010) Human Geography
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology SOC1000 (980:001) Intro to Sociology
SOC-115 Social Problems SOC1060 (980:060) Social Problems
Technology Education
Minimum GPA = 2.50
PHY-162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054) General Physics I
MAT-156 Statistics STAT1772 (800:072) Introduction to Stat Methods

Academic and Transfer Advising

Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Teacher Education Program Faculty Advisor

Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Room 226
319-296-2320 ext. 1298

University of Northern Iowa Transfer Admissions Counselor

Danielle Weide
319-273-2359
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