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 Social Studies

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

PSC 101SS - American National Government
PSC 260CC - Human Geography
PSY 100SS - Exploring Psychology
SOC 101SS - Principles of Sociology
Choose one course: 3-4
ECO 213 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 214 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Total credits required: 20