Elementary Education (K-8) Endorsements

Grand View University offers 30 Iowa approved teaching endorsements. Endorsements are state specific, so please check with your state's endorsement standards. Select an endorsement area below to learn more about our Iowa approved teaching endorsements.

English / Language Arts

Students majoring in Elementary Education are required to select at least one endorsement area in addition to the Elementary Education major requirements.

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #119 (27 credits)

ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3 credits
ENGL 111 Interpretation of Literature 3 credits
ENGL 217 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 credits
ENGL 231
or
ENGL 232
Survey of American Literature I
or
Survey of American Literature II
3 credits
EDUC 350 Language Acquisition and Learning 3 credits
EDUC 355 Writing Across the Curriculum 3 credits
EDUC 421 Content Area Reading 3 credits
SPCH 103
or
SPCH 126
Making Connections
or
Speaking of Faith and Meaning
3 credits
THTR 320 Theatre Arts for Children 3 credits

Health

Students majoring in Elementary Education are required to select at least one endorsement area in addition to the Elementary Education major requirements.

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #137 (24 credits)

KINH 188 Personal and Community Health 3 credits
KINH 205 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3 credits
PSYC 277 Addictive Behaviors 3 credits
PSYC 322 Marriage and Family 3 credits
PSYC 363 Psychology and Health 3 credits
PSYC 372 Human Sexuality 3 credits
PSYC 373 Stress and Anxiety Management 2 credits
PSYC 378 Interpersonal Effectiveness 1 credit
BIOL 140 Nutrition for Everyday Life 3 credits
Current CPR Certificate

After completing an initial endorsement in Physical Education, a Health Endorsement may be added for 18 credits.

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #137 (18 credits)

KINH 188 Personal and Community Health 3 credits
KINH 205 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3 credits
PSYC 277 Addictive Behaviors 3 credits
PSYC 322 Marriage and Family 3 credits

PSYC 363
or
PSYC 373
and
PSYC 378

Psychology and Health
or
Stress and Anxiety Management
and
Interpersonal Effectiveness
3 credits
or
2 credits
and
1 credit
BIOL 140 Nutrition for Everyday Living 3 credits
Current CPR Certificate
Instructional Strategist I Mild and Moderate

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #260 (27 credits)

PSYC 212 Human Development 4 credits
EDUC 242 Pedagogies of Exceptional Learners 3 credits
EDUC 343 Instructional Strategist I Methods (K-8) 4 credits
EDUC 361 Education Practicum: Instructional Strategist I (K-8) 3 credits
EDUC 363 Working with Families: Teachers, and Community Agencies 3 credits
EDUC 415 Mental Health First Aid / Trauma-Informed Care: What to Know to Be Successful with Children 1 credit
EDUC 431 Assessing and Instructing Struggling Readers 3 credits
EDUC 440 Diagnosis and Evaluation of Special Education Students 3 credits
EDUC 475 Individual Behavior Management 3 credits

Special Note: EDUC 420 Elementary Student Teaching (12 credits) - The student teacher will teach eight weeks in a regular classroom and eight weeks in an Instructional Strategist I: Mild and Moderate Classroom.

Mathematics

Students majoring in Elementary Education are required to select at least one endorsement area in addition to the Elementary Education major requirements.

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #142 (28 credits)

CPSC 155
or
CPSC / BSAD 241
or
CPSC 210
Programming Using Visual Basic
or
Computer Science I
or
Human-Computer Interaction
3 credits
MATH 121 College Algebra 3 credits
MATH 145 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher I 3 credits
MATH 155 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher II 3 credits
MATH 212 Applied Calculus 3 credits
MATH 241 Principles of Statistics 4 credits
MATH 245 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher III 3 credits
MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning 3 credits
EDUC 313 Teaching of Elementary Mathematics 3 credits
Reading

Students majoring in Elementary Education are required to select at least one endorsement area in addition to the Elementary Education major requirements.

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #148 (27 credits)

ENGL 217 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 credits
EDUC 324 Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2) 3 credits
EDUC 325 Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle Grades (3-8) 3 credits
EDUC 350 Language Acquisition and Learning 3 credits
EDUC 355 Writing Across the Curriculum 3 credits
EDUC 386 Linguistics for Educators 3 credits
EDUC 421 Content Area Reading 3 credits
EDUC 431 Assessing and Instructing Struggling Readers 3 credits
EDUC 441 Teaching Individualized Reading 1 credit
EDUC 444 Education Practicum: Reading (K-8) 2 credits
Spanish

Students majoring in Elementary Education are required to select at least one endorsement area in addition to the Elementary Education major requirements.

Iowa Teaching Endorsement #133 (27 credits)

EDUC 304 Education Practicum: Foreign Language 2 credits
EDUC 317 Foreign Language Teaching Methods 3 credits
SPAN 101* Spanish I 4 credits
SPAN 102 Spanish II 4 credits
SPAN 201 Spanish III 4 credits
SPAN 202 Spanish IV 4 credits
SPAN 312 Hispanic Culture and Civilization 3 credits

Additional Courses (3 credits)

SPAN 320 Advanced Spanish Grammar 3 credits
SPAN 321 Advanced Spanish Composition and Communication 3 credits

*Students who have taken at least 3 years of high school Spanish may enroll in Spanish II. If they earn a grade of “C” or higher, they will receive credit for Spanish I. The processing fee of $30 needs to be paid to receive the credit.