Education programs

Northwestern’s education department is one of only 4 in Iowa that’s NCATE accredited, which means you can be immediately certified in most states. It’s also recommended in Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as a top program that attracts top students. NWC’s program emphasizes performance-based education, a national movement that evaluates the teaching abilities of future teachers. That’s why, in addition to your course work, you’ll spend plenty of time in area classrooms and other educational settings—over 100 hours—before you even student teach.

Elementary Endorsement in English

(For elementary education majors who want a subject specialty in English)
Requires a minimum of 12 credits of elementary student teaching (EDU413).

Professional/methodology requirements:
EDU 345 - Language Learning and Reading Disabilities
EDU 347 - Reading in the Content Area
Cognate requirements:
ENG 277 - Young Adult Literature
ENG 290WI - The Art of the Essay
IGE 101 - First-Year Seminar: Speaking and Writing in Community
THE 112 - Performance Studies
THE 160AE - Film Aesthetics and Criticism
Choose one course: 4
ENG 346 - American Literature I
ENG 347 - American Literature II
Total credits required: 24