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UNI Teacher Education Program

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 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 2.5 minimum.

  2. Satisfactory completion of the following equivalencies:
    Hawkeye Course UNI Course
    ENG105 Composition I AND
    ENG106 Comp II
    ENGLISH1005 (620:005)
    College Reading and Writing
    SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication COMM100 (48C:001)
    Oral Communication
    College Level Math requirement Core Competency C
  3. Completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST—PRAXIS I).
    • 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.

    • You must earn a minimum total of 522 points, with no individual test score less than 170 (reading, math, writing).

    • You will be required to retake deficient tests or any test/s that keep you from reaching the total of 522.

    • You can take the PRAXIS I (PPST) test at UNI or another testing center and have your score report sent to UNI.

  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.

  6. 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.

  7. DCI Criminal History Background Check for all field experiences.

UNI Teacher Education Program Notes

  • It typically takes four and a half to five years to complete the teach education program.

  • 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.

  • If you would like to coach, you can also complete the coaching authorization courses through Hawkeye.

  • Prior to getting your teaching license, you will have to take Praxis II (covers both Pedagogy and Content). You must score above the 25th percentile to receive licensure.

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

Suggested Sequence Of Study and Equivalent Courses

The following courses should be included in the Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts degree and completed with C- or better. See the Liberal Arts - AA Degree – Education K-12 Emphasis program for more information.

Hawkeye Course UNI Course
EDU240 Educational Psychology EDPSYCH3148 (200:148)
Learn. & Instr. in Classroom
EDU920 Field Experience EDPSYCH2017 (200:017)
Field Experience: Exploring Teaching
EDU216 Introduction to Teaching * SOCFOUND1000Z (260:020)
Introduction to Teaching
EDU223 Multicultural Education * EDPSYCH1000Z (250:XXZ)
Education elective
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH1001 (400:001)
Introduction to Psychology
PSY121 Developmental Psychology ** PSYCH2202 (400:120)
Intro to Developmental Psychology
EDU901 Academic Service Learning Experience ***  

* These courses will count as electives towards the degree and are highly recommended for education students as they provide a strong foundation for the curriculum in their major.

** Successfully completing PSY121 Developmental Psychology will exempt you from taking EDPSYCH2030 (200:030) at UNI.

*** It is not recommended to take this course at the same time as EDU920 Field Experience.
 

Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
EDU235 Children's Literature EDPSYCH3148 (230:044)
Children's Literature
EDU255 Technology in the Classroom INSTTECH1031 (240:031)
Ed Tech and Design
MAT151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I MATH1201 (800:031)
Math Reasoning for Teaching I

Recommended Science Courses:

  • BIO105 Introduction to Biology
  • PHS120 Exploring Physical Science
  • PHS142 Principle of Astronomy
All Science: Middle/High School Science
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
BIO112 General Biology I BIOL2052 (840:052)
Gen Bio: Cell Structure and Function
BIO113 General Biology II BIOL2051 (840:051)
Gen Bio: Organismal Diversity
CHM165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044)
General Chemistry I
CHM175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048)
General Chemistry II
PHY162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054)
General Physics I
PHY172 College Physics II PHYSICS1512 (880:056)
General Physics II
Art
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
ART120 2-D Design ART1222 (600:026)
Two-Dimensional Concepts
ART123 3-D Design ART1333 (600:027)
Three-Dimensional Concepts
ART133 Drawing ART1011 (600:018)
Drawing I
ART134 Drawing II ART1022 (600:019)
Drawing II
ART203 Art History I ARTHIST1111 (600:040)
Survey of Art History I
ART 204 Art History II ARTHIST1222 (600:041)
Survey of Art History II
Business Teaching
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
ACC131 Accounting I ACCT2120 (120:030)
Principles of Financial Acc.
ACC132 Accounting II ACCT2130 (120:031)
Principles of Managerial Acc.
BCA201 Intro to Info Systems MGMT2080 (150:080)
Intro to Info Systems
ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1041 (920:053)
Principles of Macro.
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON1051 (920:054)
Principles of Micro.
MAT156 Statistics AND


BUS210 Business Statistics
STAT1772 (800:072)
Introduction to Statistics AND

ECON1011 (920:070)
Business Statistics
Chemistry
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
CHM165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044)
General Chemistry I
CHM175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048)
General Chemistry II
MAT210 Calculus I MATH1420 (800:060)
Calculus I
PHY162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054)
General Physics I
PHY172 College Physics II PHYSICS1512 (880:056)
General Physics II
Communication and Theater
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
SPC122 Interpersonal Communication COMM1000 (48C:004)
Interpersonal Comm
SPC132 Group Communication COMM1205 (48C:031)
Group CommSkills
SPC140 Oral Interpretation COMM2256 (48C:011)
Oral Interpretation
Earth Sciences
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
CHM165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044)
General Chemistry I
CHM175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048)
General Chemistry II
PHY162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054)
General Physics I
PHY172 College Physics II PHYSICS1512 (880:056)
General Physics II
PHS142 Principles of Astronomy EARTHSCI1100 (870:010)
Astronomy
Health Education
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
PSY261 Human Sexuality FAMSERV1057 (31F:057)
Human Rel. and Sex.
MAT156 Statistics STAT1772 (800:072)
Intro to Stat Methods
History
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
HIS117 Western Civilization I HUM1021 (680:021)
Humanities I
HIS118 Western Civilization II HUM1022 (680:022)
Humanities II
HIS119 Western Civilization III HUM1023 (680:023)
Humanities III
HIS151 US History to 1877 HISUS1110 (961:014)
US History to 1877
HIS152 US History since 1877 HISUS1120 (961:015)
US History since 1877
Mathematics
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
MAT210 Calculus I MATH1420 (800:060)
Calculus I
MAT216 Calculus II MATH1421 (800:061)
Calculus II
MAT219 Calculus III MATH2422 (800:062)
Calculus III
Physics
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
MAT210 Calculus I MATH1420 (800:060)
Calculus I
MAT216 Calculus II MATH1421 (800:061)
Calculus II
PHY212 Classical Physics PHYSICS1701 (880:130)
Physics I for Sci and Engin
PHY222 Classical Physics II PHYSICS1702 (880:131)
Physics II for Sci and Engin
Psychology - Teaching
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
MAT156 Statistics STAT1772 (800:072)
Introduction to Stat Methods
PSY251 Social Psychology PSYCH2203 (400:160)
Social Psychology
PSY262 Psychology of Gender PSYCH2201 (400:060)
Psych of Gender Differences
Social Science Teaching - All Social Science
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
POL111 American National Government POLAMER1014 (942:014)
Intro to American Politics
HIS151 US History to 1877 HISUS1110 (961:014)
US History to 1877
HIS152 US History Since 1877 HISUS1120 (961:015)
US History since 1877
ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON1041 (920:053)
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics ECON1051 (920:054)
Principles of Microeconomics
GEO115 Human Geography GEOG1120 (970:010)
Human Geography
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology SOC1000 (980:001)
Intro to Sociology
SOC115 Social Problems SOC1060 (980:060)
Social Problems
Technology Education Minimum GPA: 2.50
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
PHY162 College Physics I PHYSICS1511 (880:054)
General Physics I
MAT156 Statistics STAT1772 (800:072)
Introduction to Stat Methods

UNI Liberal Arts Core

Students completing Hawkeye's Associate of Arts degree following the specifications of Hawkeye and meeting all conditions of Hawkeye's articulation agreement with UNI, will meet UNI's Liberal Arts Core requirements with the following exceptions:
 

  1. Capstone must be completed at UNI after transfer.

  2. A course in Non-Western Cultures must be completed either at Hawkeye or at UNI. Hawkeye offers the following Non-Western Cultures courses:
    • CLS130 African Cultures
    • CLS141 Mid Eastern History and Culture
    • CLS150 Latin American History and Culture
    • CLS160 East Asian History and Culture
    • CLS164 Japanese History and Culture
    • CLS172 Russian Civilization
    • HIS214 Russian History and Culture (This course does not fulfill the AA degree humanities requirement)
  3. Foreign Language Requirement (for students graduating from high school or earning a high school equivalency diploma in 1989 and later).

    • Two years of the same high school foreign language are required with C- or better in last term OR

    • Two semesters of the same foreign language in college with a C- or better in the second term.

    Hawkeye offers the following Foreign Language courses that fulfill this requirement:

    • FLS151 Spanish I AND
    • FLS152 Spanish II