Northwestern education majors work on lesson plans for a class.

Education programs

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.

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