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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The demand for students graduating from education programs continues to grow. Whether urban, suburban, or rural, school districts across Iowa need highly qualified teachers to fill positions. While the need for educators spans all areas of teaching, the demand is especially high for teachers of special education, english as a second language, spanish, science, and agricultural education. Schools need passionate, caring, well-prepared teachers to nurture and empower young learners to become leaders of tomorrow.

Degrees

Elementary Education (B.S.)

Major

*Special Education: Instructional Strategist I (Endorsement)

Major

Agricultural Education (B.S.)

Major

All Sciences Teaching (B.S.)

Major

American Government/American History Teaching (B.A.)

Major

American History/World History Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Biology Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Chemistry Teaching (B.A.)

Major

English Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Mathematics Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Spanish Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Art Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Music Education (B.M.E)

Major

Elementary Art Education

Minor

Secondary Art Education

Minor

Spanish Teaching

Minor

Special Education

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Those hoping to educate, guide, and empower others.
  • Natural motivators who enjoy encouraging people of all abilities and personalities.
  • Active listeners who have a caring, empathetic nature.
  • Problem-solvers who like helping others tackle challenges.
  • Lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the lives of children and nurture future leaders.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Student Teaching

Student teaching immerses students in a classroom experience for a full semester. Student teachers gradually take on increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming the lead teacher in the classroom. A veteran teacher and a college supervisor support and coach student teachers throughout this 16-week opportunity.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Practicum experiences provide diverse opportunities to observe, interact, and engage in classrooms throughout the program, providing 80 hours or more of classroom experiences prior to student teaching. This begins the first year on campus and continues throughout the program to sharpen teaching skills.

PLAN OF STUDY

ART 311: Integrating Art in the Elementary Classroom

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 214: The Teaching of Foundational Reading Skills

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum

EDUC 308: Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Health & Wellness

EDUC 315: Teaching Elementary English Language Arts

EDUC 317: Teaching Elementary Mathematics

EDUC 326: Teaching Elementary Social Studies & Content Literacy

EDUC 327: Teaching Elementary Science and Content Literacy

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 417: Elementary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

ENGL 203: Children’s Literature (K-8) 

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

GEOG 215: Geography for the K-8 Teacher

MUED 311: Integrating Music in the Elementary Classroom

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

*This major will lead to a BS degree and will prepare the candidate for licensure as a K-8 Instructional Strategist I. This major is not a stand-alone major. Teacher candidates completing this major must also complete the Teacher Preparation Program for the elementary education major or for a secondary teaching major.

EDUC 414: Diagnostic Teaching of Reading & Practicum

SPED 340: Introduction to Principles of Special Education

SPED 402: School-Parent Collaboration

SPED 407: Diagnostic Teaching of Math & Practicum

SPED 431: Applied Behavior Analysis

SPED 451: Educational Assessment

SPED 455: Transition

AGED 201: Foundations of Agricultural Education 

AGED 202: Agricultural Mechanics Skills Development

AGED 301: Experiential Learning/Ldrship Develop. & Pract in Agri Educ

AGED 302: Teaching Agricultural Labs

Aged 401: Program Planning & Curr Coordination & Eval in Ag Ed

AGRI 206: Animal Science and Production

AGRI 234: Agricultural Economics

AGRI 271: History of Food & Agriculture

BIOL 116: Principles of Biology I 

BIOL 117: Principles of Biology II

CHEM 110: General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

MATH 150: Elementary Probability and Statistics

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

BIOL 116: Principles of Biology I

BIOL 117: Principles of Biology II

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I

EDUC 321: Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools & Practicum 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PHYS 111: Geology

PHYS 112: Meteorology 

PHYS 113: Astronomy: The Solar System

PHYS 114: Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

PHYS 122: Energy and Environment 

PHYS 201: General Physics I

PHYS 202: General Physics II

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology 

HIST 225: United States History to 1877

HIST 226: United States History Since 1877

POLS 147: United States Government 

POLS 440: Political Science Capstone Seminar

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

SSCI 425: Methods of Teaching Social Science & Practicum

BIOL 116: Principles of Biology I

BIOL 117: Principles of Biology II

BIOL 308: Ecology

BIOL 321: General Physiology

BIOL 351: Genetics

BIOL 460: Capstone Seminar

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

CHEM 201: Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 202: Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 305: Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 320: Physical Chemistry

CHEM 410: Biochemistry

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

MATH 205: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

PHYS 201: General Physics I

PHYS 202: General Physics II

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

ENGL 204: Adolescent Literature

ENGL 231: Language & Grammar

ENGL 295: Introduction to Literary Analysis and Theory

ENGL 343: Studies of American Literary History

ENGL 344: Studies of British Literary History

ENGL 354: Teaching of Writing

ENGL 495: Capstone Seminar in English 

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

MATH 205: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 

MATH 206: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 

MATH 207: Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations

MATH 215: Linear Algebra

MATH 300: Transition to Abstract Mathematics

MATH 315: Modern Algebra I 

MATH 325: Modern Geometries 

MATH 400: Mathematical Capstone

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPAN 103: Language and Culture I 

SPAN 104: Language and Culture II

SPAN 203: Intercultural Competence through Language I

SPAN 204: Intercultural Competence through Language II 

SPAN 307: Communication for Leadership in the Professions

SPAN 320: Spanish on the Big Screen 

SPAN 412: Latin America in Transition 

SPAN 445: Word and Image in Latin America

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

ART 103: Design 

ART 105: Drawing

ART 201: Ancient to Gothic Art History

ART 202: Renaissance to Modern Art History 

ART 225: Painting 

ART 235: Ceramics

ART 255: Sculpture

ART 306: Figure Drawing 

ART 381: Elementary Art Methods & Practicum

ART 383: Secondary Art Methods & Practicum

ART 490: Senior Art Seminar

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 411: Methods of Teaching Secondary Natural & Agricultural Science

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

MATH 205: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

PHYS 201: General Physics I

PHYS 202: General Physics II

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum 

EDUC 303: Middle School and Secondary Literacy I 

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

MUAL 421: Full Recital Seminar 

MUED 101: Introduction to Music Education and Practicum

MUED 209: Vocal Pedagogy I 

MUED 305: Music Edu Seminar & Pract: Music in the Elementary School

MUED 306: Music Educ Seminar & Pract: Music in the Secondary School 

MUED 415: Choral Methods 

MUED 416: Instrumental Methods

MUHL 215: World Music

MUHL 402: Music History II 

MUHL 202: Recital Attendance

MUSC 202: Recital Attendance

MUSC 202: Recital Attendance

MUSC 202: Recital Attendance

MUSC 202: Recital Attendance

MUSC 202: Recital Attendance

MUSC 203: Piano Proficiency

MUSC 204: Sophomore Interview

MUSC 207: Secondary Instrument Proficiency

MUSC 222: Introduction to Conducting 

MUTC 132: Music Theory & Ear Training I

MUTC 133: Music Theory & Ear Training I 

MUTC 232: Music Theory & Ear Training III 

MUTC 233: Music Theory & Ear Training IV

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

ART 103: Design 

ART 105: Drawing

ART 201: Ancient to Gothic Art History

ART 202: Renaissance to Modern Art History 

ART 225: Painting 

ART 235: Ceramics

ART 381: Elementary Art Methods & Practicum

ART 103: Design 

ART 105: Drawing

ART 201: Ancient to Gothic Art History

ART 202: Renaissance to Modern Art History 

ART 225: Painting 

ART 235: Ceramics

ART 383: Secondary Art Methods & Practicum

EDUC 105: Foundations of Education and Human Relations

EDUC 300: Instructional Design and Assessment & Practicum

EDUC 303:Middle School and Secondary Literacy I

EDUC 321: Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools & Practicum

EDUC 404: Methods of Teaching Spanish

EDUC 413: Advanced Methods and Practicum

EDUC 427: Secondary Student Teaching

EDUC 490: Effective Educator Seminar

EPSY 275: Educational Psychology

PSYC 101: General Psychology

SPAN 103: Language and Culture I

SPAN 104: Language and Culture II

SPAN 203: Intercultural Competence through Language I

SPAN 204: Intercultural Competence through Language II 

SPED 208: Exceptional and Diverse Learners

SPED 340: Introduction to Principles of Special Education

SPED 431: Applied Behavior Analysis

MEET THE FACULTY

Kelly Chaney

Kelly Chaney

Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education

Kelly’s Profile

Dr. Rochelle Maynard

Department Head & Assistant Professor

I love the collaborative community and atmosphere at Morningside. I enjoy seeing a familiar face in my students and other faculty as I walk on campus.

Rochelle’s Profile
Nicloe Baker

Nicole Baker

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Kimberly Christopherson

Dr. Kim Christopherson

Professor

I hope students find their passion and their vocational calling, whatever that might be. I love engaging in project-based learning with my students allowing them to develop teamwork and leadership skills while also learning the content and how it can be applied outside of the classroom.

Kimberly’s Profile

Courtney Leaverton

Assistant Professor

Morningside is a family. Coming back to Morningside a few short years after graduating to become a professor, felt like coming home. The Morningside community is incredibly strong. I come to work every day feeling valued, respected, and cared about.

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Kristine Mickelson

Associate Professor

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Mary Moore

Mary Moore

Assistant Professor

Mary’s Profile
Roberta Shanafelt

Roberta Shanafelt

Assistant Professor

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Cordelia Yates

Cordelia Yates

Assistant Professor

Morningside University is student-focused and provide great opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to develop life-long learning skills that integrate both theory and application in a warm and positive environment. As a community we take pride in our students and prepare them to be the best in their profession after graduation.

Cordelia’s Profile

RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

Agriculture and Food Studies

Biology

Chemistry

Counseling Psychology

English

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

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