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Elementary Education Major

The Elementary Education Major is a signature program at Iowa Wesleyan, taught by experienced educators who are current in the field. The individual attention from faculty and advisors provides a strong mentorship environment for you, ensuring you will graduate on time.

Students involved in our program will:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to be successful
  • Cultivate a knowledge base suitable for admittance into graduate study programs
  • Expand global cultural awareness through levels of engagement

You will gain “real world,” hands-on experience with opportunities to be in the classroom as early as Spring of your Freshman year. With more student teaching and practicum hours than required, Iowa Wesleyan provides great networking connections for increased employment opportunities upon graduation.

With our Ninth-Semester program, you have the opportunity to complete several endorsements with little extra cost. The courses listed on the attached Checksheet are required for State licensure as an elementary teacher and are mandatory for those graduating in 2015 and later.

This program includes:

  • Hands-on experiential learning
  • Student-faculty research projects
  • Developing critical thinking and communication skills
  • Building relationships within the field and community at large
  • Applying a unique understanding of education

Teacher Education Program

The baccalaureate Education program at Iowa Wesleyan University is approved and accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Educational Examiners.

The U.S. Department of Education has implemented regulations that require Iowa Wesleyan University to make public whether a program will fulfill the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification required for employment in an occupation. This information, for each US state/jurisdiction, and more information can be found here: https://www.iw.edu/consumer-information/

The teacher education programs of IW are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Telephone: 800-621-7440. Website: https://www.hlcommission.org/.

Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act mandates that each institution of higher education, which conducts a teacher preparation program that enrolls students receiving Federal assistance under this Act, shall report to the State and the general public the following information:  a) total number of students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program (admitted and student teachers); b) number of student teachers; c) total number of supervising faculty for student teachers; d) total number of weeks of supervised student teaching ; and e) average number of hours per week of student participation in supervised student teaching.

Elementary Education Major (Licensure)

Complete all of the following:

EDUC 110 Introduction to Teacher Education
EDUC 261 Early Experience in the Schools
EDUC 294 Foundations of Education
EDUC 295 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
EDUC 296 Educational Psychology

EDUC 215 Technological Applications in the Classroom
EDUC 262 Participation & Analysis in the Schools
EDUC 263 Participation & Analysis in the Schools
EDUC 301 Education of Exceptional Persons
EDUC 302 Classroom Management
EDUC 305 Elementary School Science Methods
EDUC 314 Foundations of Elementary Literacy Methods
EDUC 323 Elementary School Math Methods
EDUC 331 Elementary School Social Studies Methods
EDUC 338 Children’s Literature
EDUC 345 Methods of Elementary Written Communication
EDUC 357 Human Relations/Global Perspective/Educators
EDUC 390 Elementary Specials Methods
EDUC 402 Seminar for Student Teachers
EDUC 442 & 443 Practicum in Elementary School

MATH 150 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
MATH 102 or MATH 171/MATH 231
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
PhysicalScience:SCI 206/CHEM 175/PHYS 210
Earth/Space Science: SCI 206/SCI 205
Life Science:BIO 260/BIO 201/BIO 211/BIO 241
HIST 125 or 126 US History Survey
COMM 147 Introduction to Public Speaking
ENG 109 College Composition
ENG 110 College Research

In addition to the above courses, each candidate for an elementary school teaching license shall complete a concentration of 12 credit hours or more in a single academic field approved by the Chair of the Teacher Education Program.

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Elementary Education Endorsements

  • Athletic Coaching (K-12)
  • All Science Education (5-12)
  • Basic Science (K-8/5-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-K)

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  • Health (K-8/5-12)
  • Reading Endorsement (K-8/5-12)
  • Special Education Endorsement (Instructional Strategist I: Mild and Moderate; K-8/5-12)

Career Outcomes

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Elementary School Teacher

Elementary Education Endorsements

  • Athletic Coaching (K-12)
  • All Science Education (5-12)
  • Basic Science (K-8/5-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (PK-K)
  • Health (K-8/5-12)
  • Music (K-8/5-12)
  • Physical Education (K-8/5-12)
  • Reading Endorsement (K-8/5-12)
  • Special Education Endorsement (Instructional Strategist I: Mild and Moderate; K-8/5-12)

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Career Outcomes

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Elementary School Teacher

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Campus Activity Board (C.A.B)

Campus Activity Board (C.A.B)

Campus Activity Board (C.A.B) is a student-run organization whose mission is to bring entertainment and engagement to the students of Iowa Wesleyan University.

IW Hands Club

IW Hands Club

The IW Hands Service Club focuses on service-learning and living the Iowa Wesleyan motto of being tenacious, inspired, global, engaged, and respectful.

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING. . .

Meet The Professors

Erin Durflinger

Assistant Professor of Education
Chadwick Library: Room 101
319-385-6411

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Shawna Hudson

Professor of Education
Chadwick Library; Room 212
319-385-6308

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Lane Levine

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness
Chadwick Library; Room 118
319-385-6304

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Jaime Martinez

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Science Hall: Room 213
319-385-6444

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Cheyrl Newland

Associate Professor of Education and Education Division Chair
Chadwick Library; Room 116
319-385-6309

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Caleb Robertson

Instructor of Exercise Science and Wellness and Physical Education
Chadwick Library Lower Level Room 102
319-385-6220

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David Robertson

Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness
Chadwick Library; Room 118
319-385-6365

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Kathleen Schmidt

Associate Professor of Education
Chadwick Library; Room 103
319-385-6477

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Myra Thomas photo

Teacher Education Program Service Administrator
Chadwick Library Lower Level Room 105
319-385-6244

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Meredith Wohlleber

Teacher Education Program Associate
Chadwick Library; Room 104
319-385-6312

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Student Teach Supervisor

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