Chris Yaw ’92 Lecturer in Education


M.S., Buena Vista University
B.A., Northwestern College


Chris Yaw has 17 years of experience as a teacher and school administrator, having served as both a middle school math instructor and a middle school principal. He also taught for a year in the health and human performance department of Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

In addition to teaching education courses at Northwestern, Yaw serves as the college's head women's basketball coach.

EDU102 - Foundations of Education

(2 credits) This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession.Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- orbetter in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.

EDU202 - Early Field Experience

This course requires 30 clock-hours of field experience with a certified teacher in an area school. Prerequisite:EDU102. (1 credit) (Note: Graded on a pass/no pass basis.)

EDU203 - Early Field Experience-Middle School

This course requires 30 clock-hours of field experience with a certifiedteacher in an area middle school. Prerequisite: EDU102. (1 credit) (Note: Graded on apass/no pass basis.)

EDU312 - Middle School Methods and Curriculum

This course focuses on the philosophy of the middle school, organization of the curriculum, effective teaching strategies, and assessment. This course includes a 5 hour field experience. Prerequisite: junior class standing. (3 credits, alternate years, consult department)

Middle School Math Instructor, MOC-Floyd Valley Schools, Orange City

Middle School Principal, Spencer Middle School, Spencer, Iowa

Instructor, Health and Human Performance Department, Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska

Co-authored and received Iowa Star Schools Grant