Nov 28, 2022  
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education – University of Northern Iowa, Sample Schedule (2-Year Plan)

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First Year

Second Year

Total: 16-17 s.h.

Fourth Term

Total: 18 s.h.


*Grade of C- or better required.

**Required math ACT/Accuplacer scores needed to be enrolled.

^Fulfills Earth/Space Science requirement.

^^Fulfills Non-Western Culture requirement.


  • Secondary Education majors can take any science courses that will satisfy AA or AS requirements. Those planning to teach Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), should follow that Sample Schedule as well.

  • EDU - 250 Educational Technology and Design  is only needed for Social Science Teaching, English or Languages Teaching, or Theatre/Communications Teaching Majors. All other Teaching Majors take courses in their major.
  • Keep informed of UNI’s Teacher Education program. By visiting “Information for Students” on their website. View PRAXIS requirements by then visiting “PRAXIS Core.”
  • UNI accepts up to 65 s.h. of transferrable coursework.
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
  • Middle School Endorsement information.
  • UNI has a foreign language requirement of two years of high school or one year of college level.
  • Visit ETS for information about Praxis.

NOTE: An AA degree meets the requirements for general education at UNI. If a student does not have an AA then LAC will be met on a course-by-course basis. UNI Contacts: 1-800-772-2037    

Recommended Electives

  • SDV - 113 Strategies for Academic Success  
  • HIS - 254 American Indian History  
  • Foreign Language courses
  • Economics, HIstory, Sociology, Geography (preferred electives)
  • Coaching classes
  • Courses in Endorsement minor (3 or more)

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