Course descriptions can be accessed via the Iowa State course catalog.

Early Summer (May-June)

  • EDUC 521X: Introduction to Mathematics & Science Teaching and Learning (with 12 hours of field experience)
  • SP ED 501: Teaching Secondary Students with Exceptionalities in General Education

Late Summer (June-July)

  • EDUC 580: Studies in the Foundations of Education in the United States
  • EDUC 505: Using Technology in Learning and Teaching

Full Summer (May-July)

  • EDUC 595: Teaching Disciplinary Literacy


  • EDUC 547: Nature of Science
  • EDUC 518: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching Science
  • EDUC 591D: practicum – 96 hours supervised field experience. Two ½ credit registration (one for middle school and one for high school)
  • EDUC 506: Social Justice Education and Teaching: Advanced
  • NREM 380x: Field Ecology Research and Training


  • EDUC 519: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching Science
  • EDUC 517: Student teaching – two 2 credit registrations: Placement coordinator will indicate which to register for.

Total Required Credits = 35