Early childhood integrated endorsement

Birth Through Grade Three Inclusive Setting

The endorsement enhances your teaching license to teach in early childhood integrated settings. Northwestern is the only college in Iowa that offers an online path to your Birth Through Grade Three Inclusive Settings Endorsement that meets requirements for the state of Iowa.

Instructional Strategist one endorsement

Instructional Strategist I

Mild/Moderate (K-8) or (5-12) Endorsement
The Instructional Strategist I Endorsement prepares you to recognize and understand disabilities in students of various ages as well as the psychological factors that affect these students in grades K-8 or 5-12.

Instructional Strategist two endorsement

Instructional Strategist II

Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities (K-12) Endorsement
Intellectual Disabilities (K-12) Endorsement
The Instructional Strategist II Endorsement prepares you to address the basic foundations of special needs and topics such as transition methods for students, communication between parents and teachers, and assessment.

Principal Endorsement program


The Principal and Supervisor of Special Education Endorsement program can be completed seperately or in conjunction with a M.Ed. in Administration to prepare you for a principal or supervisor of special education position. The program is fully accredited and leads to principal certification in the state of Iowa.

Online Coaching Endorsement Northwestern College


Coaching Endorsement
The program leads to a Coaching Endorsement for educators to add to their teaching license and meets requirements for the state of Iowa. For those who wish to coach but do not have a teaching license, choose the Coaching Authorization program. 

Real life. Real stories

Amanda Winslow, Northwestern College M.Ed student

Amanda Winslow
Read Amanda's story

Caleb Van Otterloo, Northwestern College M.Ed graduate

Caleb Van Otterloo
Read Caleb's story

Melissa Boer
Read Melissa 's story

Brittany Bush

Brittany Busch
Read Brittany's story