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 Mathematics

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

CSC 171QR - Computer Science I
MAT 112QR - Calculus I
MAT 180 - Logic and Discrete Mathematics
MAT 211 - Calculus II
MAT 317 - Linear Algebra
MAT 411 - College Geometry
Choose one course: 3
MAT 116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
MAT 117QR - Applied Statistics for Management
Total credits required: 24