Northwestern's education department is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Iowa Department of Education. We emphasize performance-based education, a best-practices method 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.
If you're interested in teaching more than one subject at the secondary level, contact your adviser or an education professor to learn how you can add an additional endorsement to your course schedule.
Birth through Grade Three Inclusive Settings Endorsement
Early Childhood Education Endorsement
Elementary Endorsement in Art, Music, Physical Education and Spanish
Elementary Endorsement in Basic Science
Elementary Endorsement in English
Elementary Endorsement in History
Elementary Endorsement in Mathematics
Elementary Endorsement in Social Studies
Elementary/Secondary TESL Endorsement (teaching English as a second language)
Instructional Strategist I: Mild and Moderate Elementary and Secondary Endorsement (Special Education)
Instructional Strategist I: Mild and Moderate Elementary Endorsement (Special Education)
Instructional Strategist I: Mild and Moderate Secondary Endorsement (Special Education)