Five of the required courses (indicated in italics below) can be taken
before admission to the Education Program. You must take at least two of these courses prior to being admitted into the program.
In order to be admitted, you must 1) attain a passing
score on the CBASE basic skills test; 2) have a 2.7 overall grade
point average; 3) have a 2.7 grade point average in your
education courses (at least two education courses are required prior to
being admitted into the program); 4) have a 2.7 grade point average in
your major; 4) submit a completed application to the Education Program; and 5) meet the department's expectations on
teaching-related dispositions. Also, Secondary Practicum must be taken prior to all Methods
courses. The amount of time required to obtain secondary licensure will
depend on the endorsement subject area.
Secondary or K-12 core courses:
Secondary courses after admission into the program:
More information on majors and endorsements can be found on the ENDORSEMENTS--Secondary Education page.
State Distribution Requirement:
state of Iowa requires that all Iowa teachers have coursework at the college level in
mathematics, English composition, natural sciences, the Humanities,
and the social sciences. See a member of the Education Department during your sophomore year to determine whether you are on track to meet these requirements.
Several of the state requirements for licensure in a particular area (e.g., Language Arts, Business) do not align perfectly with Coe's requirements for the major. If you think you would like to become licensed to teach at the secondary level, please check on the state requirements with a member of the Education department before the end of your sophomore year.