UNI Course Sequence

UNI Course Sequence in the UNI 2+2 Elementary Education BA Program
PROPOSED SEQUENCE—Sequence Subject to Change
UNI 2+2 Coordinator: Marc Renning

IMPORTANT: 2+2 students are expected to complete an Associate in Arts (AA) degree at an Iowa community college to satisfy UNI Liberal Art Core requirements. In order not to delay graduation from UNI and recommendation for your Iowa Teaching license, AA degrees need to be completed prior to student teaching. The ONLY exception to this policy are those students entering the UNI 2+2 program as a 2nd Bachelors student.

TO DO LIST: COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TASKS ASAP!! ​Completion of these tasks DOES NOT obligate you to participate in the 2+2 program.

  • #1) 2+2 INQUIRY FORM -https://continuinged.uni.edu/distance/2%202
  • #2) ADMISSION TO UNI - ALL 2+2 STUDENTS should be admitted to the UNIVERSITY BEFORE registering for Spring 2019 courses.
  • #3) COMPLETE A DECLARATION OF CURRICULUM FORM at: https://registrar.uni.edu/forms
    • Click on “Declaration of Curriculum” to access the template.  Mail the completed form to Marc Renning, 906 N. Grant Road, Carroll, IA 51401.
  • #4) ADMISSION to the TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
    • ALL students must have ALL requirements for ADMISSION to the TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM COMPLETED by MAY 1, 2019 (See Below).
    • Start the process NOW by completing the application found at: https://teachered.uni.edu/admission-uni-teacher-education-program
      • Click on the “Application to Teacher Education (.pdf)” link.
      • Please mail in your completed Application for Admission to Teacher Education to: University of Northern Iowa, Office of Teacher Education, SEC 152, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0602 - You also may scan your signed application, save it as a PDF and email it to teachereducation@uni.edu.
    • Admission to the Teacher Education Program Requirements. (ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY May 1, 2019)
      • Have a declared major
      • Have earned at least 24 semester hours of college course credit
      • Have completed College Writing and Research (ENGLISH 1005) or equivalent with a C- or better
      • Have completed Oral Communications (COMM 1000) or equivalent with a C- or better
      • Have completed the Liberal Arts Core Category 1C (Quantitative Techniques & Understanding) with a grade of a C- or better
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
      • Have completed an acceptable Application to the Teacher Education Program (Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks for application processing) 
      • Have achieved a passing score on each of the three required Praxis Core tests (Reading, Math, and Writing). and have met the overall total score requirement. For more information on the Praxis Core requirements, go to:  http://www.uni.edu/teachered/praxis or (www.ets.org)
      • Earned credit for TEACHING 2017
    • UNITED: https://teachered.uni.edu/monitor-your-progress-united
      • UNI will open a UNITED account for you to check your progress in Teacher Education online! See the UNI Teacher Education website for details. Click on the “Monitor your Progress (UNITED)” link, found under the “Current Students” drop down menu.

TRANSCRIPTS

  • All students taking courses at higher education institutions other than UNI, must request a transcript to be sent directly from that institution to UNI.
    • Most transcripts are sent electronically from one institution to another, but here is the address just in case it is requested!
      UNI Admission’s Office, UNI, 002 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614-0018
  • How Often??
    • Students should request one transcript be sent during Week 4 of UNI’s semester and a second transcript be sent as soon as community college grades are reported on the transcript.
  • WHY?
    • Admission to UNI/Teacher Education and your registration in UNI courses may be delayed or denied if the UNI Registrar’s Office does not have a record of your enrollment in the required and/or pre-requisite courses at another institution

BEFORE YOU ENROLL IN UNI 2+2 COURSES…

  • READ the UNI Catalog for complete details about the latest Elementary Education Program Requirements and University Policies. You can locate the online catalog at: http://catalog.uni.edu/

TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION at UNI

After your admission to the UNI Teacher Education Program, your family and you will be invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate your achievement! Plan to attend this event in the Fall or Spring Semester! Find the dates at: https://teachered.uni.edu/ It is held in the Gallagher- Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on UNI’s campus in Cedar Falls. Students arrive approximately 3:15pm and the ceremony begins with the entering of the teacher candidates at 4:00pm. Refreshments are available after the ceremony ends at about 5:30pm.

GENERAL 2+2 INFORMATION

** 2+2 students are expected to complete an Associate in Arts (AA) degree at a local community college to satisfy UNI Liberal Art Core requirements.
** Prior completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree satisfies ALL UNI Liberal Arts Core requirements.
**This is a cohort program with each semester of courses building upon the prior semester of coursework. Adequate​​ GPA and prerequisite ​completion is required for registration in the next semester’s courses.
**TWELVE HOUR LOADS: You may enroll in community college courses if you need to carry a 12-hr. load — except during the student teaching semester.
**Student enrollment at each individual community college campus will be used to determine if more than one section of each course will be offered.

STUDENT REQUEST FORMS

  • Special requests such as course-substitution OR waiver of a course or program requirement, must be made using a “Student Request Form” (SRF). All SRFs should be sent to the 2+2 Academic Advisor for an initial recommendation decision.
  • Note: The most common SRF submission from 2+2 students is for the Field Experience (TEACHING 2017) to be waived. Those 2+2 students who are currently or have been recently employed in an Iowa DE-approved PK-Grade 12 school setting AND who need credit for TEACHING 2017 may apply for a waiver. These students must secure a letter from his/her principal on school/business letterhead (with email and phone contact information) detailing the length of employment, age level of students, duties engaged in, and quality of the work performed. The SRF and supporting documentation should be sent to the 2+2 Academic Advisor for initial recommendation. If approved, the Advisor will send the request to the appropriate parties for their decision. You should check your records on MyUNIverse for evidence of course approval. Contact the 2+2 Academic Advisor or the UNI Registrar’s Office with questions about course substitutions. Allow 4-weeks for this form to be processed.

PRAXIS II

STUDENT TEACHING

  • Students must apply ONE YEAR in ADVANCE to receive a Student Teaching Placement. ONE YEAR PRIOR TO STUDENT TEACHING Students MUST:
    • (1) Attend Student Teaching Round-Up for 2+2 Students.
    • (2) The requirements to be eligible for student teaching can be found at the Office of Student Field Experiences website: https://coe.uni.edu/teaching/student-teaching  
  • Before you student teach, you must have completed the following requirements:
    • A) FULLY admitted to UNI-Teacher Education program;
    • B) certified in High Risk Behaviors/Substance Abuse training;
    • C) cumulative GPA 2.5+ on work at all colleges and universities;
    • D) UNI GPA 2.5+;
    • E) department/major GPA 2.5+;
    • F) Professional Education Required (PER) courses 2.5+ GPA and C- or above;
    • G) ALL METHODS courses C or higher; and
    • H) Successful completion of Level II, acceptable professional dispositions, and availability of placement.

    UNI Course #Course TitleCreditsNotes
    COMM 1000 Oral Communications
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    TAKE BEFORE ADMISSION TO TEACHER ED PROGRAM
    ENGLISH1005 College Writing and Research
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    TAKE BEFORE ADMISSION TO TEACHER ED PROGRAM
    TEACHING2017 Field Experience
    Must be completed before you may take: ALMOST ALL OTHER COURSES IN PROGRAM!! Co-requisite: EDPSYCH 2030
    1UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    TAKE BEFORE ADMISSION TO TEACHER ED PROGRAM
    EDPSYCH2030 Dynamics of Human Development
    Must be completed before you may take: ALMOST ALL OTHER COURSES IN PROGRAM!! Co-requisite: EDPSYCH 2017
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi  
    TAKE BEFORE ADMISSION TO TEACHER ED PROGRAM=
    MATH 1204 Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching I
    Must be completed before you may take: Sequence is: MATH1204; MATH2204; then MATH3204
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    TAKE BEFORE ADMISSION TO TEACHER ED PROGRAM
    MATH 2204 Mathematical Reasoning for Teaching II
    TO BE ACCEPTED BY UNI:
    MUST COMPLETE THE TRANSFER EQUIVALENT MAT 116 AT DMACC
    3 TO BE ACCEPTED BY UNI:
    MUST COMPLETE THE TRANSFER EQUIVALENT MAT 116 AT DMACC
    HUM 3121-3128 Non-Western Cultures
    Undergraduate students should have taken this class previously or must be enrolled in a CC course equivalent during or before student teaching.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    THIS COURSE IS WAIVED FOR 2nd-BA STUDENTS
    LITED 1044 Children's Literature
    Must be taken before OR at same time as enrollment in LITED 3115
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    TAKE BEFORE ADMISSION TO TEACHER ED PROGRAM

    **What are the dates for the start and end of the UNI semesters? Find out at: https://registrar.uni.edu/calendars

    UNI Course # Course Title Credits Notes​​

    EDPSYCH 3148 Learning and Instruction
    Must be taken before or at the same time as enrollment in EDPSYCH3128
    3
    IF TAKING IN THE SAME SEMESTER AS EDPSYCH 3128, SEND EVIDENCE OF ENROLLMENT TO UNI CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFICE ASAP.
    SPED 3150 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms
    Before you are enrolled in this course, you must take: EDPSYCH2030 or the course equivalent
    3 MUST COMPLETE BY THE 2ND SEMESTER OF THIS UNI SCHEDULE.
    SCIED1300 Inquiry into Physical Science
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/ course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    SCIED1200 Inquiry into Life Science
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/ course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    SCIED1100
    Or
    EARTHSCI1100
    EARTHSCI1200
    EARTHSCI1300
    Inquiry into Earth Science
    OR
    One of Three Specified EARTHSCI courses
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/ course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
      American or
    World History
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/ course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi
    GEOG 1110
    Or
    GEOG 1120
    World Or
    Human Geography
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/ course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.​cgi
    POLAMER1014 Introduction to American Politics
    Admission to UNI Teacher Education requires all students to have a grade of C- or higher in this course/ course equivalent.
    3UNI's Course Transfer Guide can be found at: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/transfer/equiv.cgi

    **What are the dates for the start and end of the UNI semesters? Find out at:​https://registrar.uni.edu/calendars