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

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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 (25 credits)

KINH 188 Personal and Community Health 3 credits
KINH 205 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3 credits
PSYC 101 General Psychology 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
EDUC 415 Impact of Mental Health and Trauma on Children / Youth: What to Know to Help 1 credit
BIOL 140 Nutrition for Everyday Life 3 credits
CPR and Concussion Training Certificates are required to be on file with the Education Department at Grand View in order to obtain licensure.

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

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Iowa Teaching Endorsement #137 (18 credits)

KINH 188 Personal and Community Health 3 credits
KINH 205 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3 credits
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 credits
PSYC 277 Addictive Behaviors 3 credits
PSYC 322 Marriage and Family 3 credits
BIOL 140 Nutrition for Everyday Living 3 credits
CPR and Concussion Training Certificates are required to be on file with the Education Department at Grand View in order to obtain licensure.

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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 Impact of Mental Health and Trauma on Children / Youth: What to Know to Help 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.

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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 245 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher III 3 credits
MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning 3 credits
STAT 241 Principles of Statistics 4 credits
EDUC 313 Teaching of Elementary Mathematics 3 credits

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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

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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
SPAN 320 or
SPAN 321
Advanced Spanish Grammar or
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.

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STEM

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 #975 (36 credits)

Category A: Science - 12 credits

CHEM 107 or
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry or
General Chemistry I
4 credits
BIOL 100 or
BIOL 101
How Life Works or
General Biology I
4 credits
PHSC 101 or
PHYS 131 / 241 and
EDUC 408
Physical and Earth Science or
Introduction to Physics I / General Physics I and
STEM Teaching: Earth Science
4 credits or
4/5 credits and
3 credits
OR
A minimum of 12 credit hours of approved college level science coursework including content in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Earth Science.
12 credits

Category B: Mathematics - 12 credits

MATH 145 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher I 3 credits
MATH 155 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher II 3 credits
CPSC 155 or
CPSC 241 or
Approved CPSC course
Programming Using Visual Basic or
Computer Science I or
Approved computer programming course
3 credits
Take 3 credits
MATH 121 College Algebra 3 credits
MATH 122 Trigonometry 3 credits
MATH 231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 credits
STAT 241 Principles of Statistics 4 credits
Other approved college level math course 3 credits

Category C: Engineering - 3 credits

EDUC 410 Engineering, Programming, and Design for Educators 3 credits

Category D: Methods - 13 credits

EDUC 312 Teaching of Elementary Science (note: this course is required for all Elementary Ed majors) 3 credits
EDUC 313 Teaching of Elementary Mathematics (note: this course is required for all Elementary Ed majors) 3 credits
EDUC 411 The Nature of STEM 3 credits
EDUC 450 Models and Methods of Teaching STEM 3 credits
EDUC 451 Experiential STEM 1 credit

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