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Art Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Art
Department Art
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Art
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13
ART 103: Foundations; Circa NOW 2
ART 104: Foundations; Visual Thinking 4
ART 108: Drawing 4
ART 111: Sculpture 4
ART 251: Survey of Western Art I 4
ART 252: Survey of Western Art II 4
ART 228: Art in Elementary Schools
Art majors complete a 2 hour practicum component for a total of 4 hours.
4
Art Electives 4

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English/Language Arts Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name English/Language Arts
Department English
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 English/Language Arts
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13
ENG 230: The Writer's Voice 4
ENG 260: Shakespeare 4
One Course from the following:
ENG 210: Effective Writing
ENG 211: Writing for Media
ENG 212: Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction I
ENG 213: Creative Writing: Nonfiction
ENG 314: Rhetoric: History, Theory, Practice
4
One Course from the following:
ENG 251: African-American Literature
ENG 352: American Frontiers: American Literature to 1860
ENG 353: American Frontiers: 1860 to the Present
ENG 354: American Novel
4
One of the following:
LING 131: Introduction to Linguistics
LING 242: The English Language(s)
4
ALL of the following:
EDUC 320: Introduction to Reading
EDUC 223: Children’s Literature
COMS 132: Public Address

4
2
4
One of the Following:
ENG 365: British Romanticism: Revolution, Nature, and the Imagination
ENG 366: The Victorians
ENG 367: Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENG 368: The British Novel
4

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Health Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Health
Department Health
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Health
Required Health Education Minor
Updated 10/31/13
HLTH 125: Basic Nutrition 2
HLTH 233: Mental/Emotional Health: Stress Management 4
HLTH 234: Family Life Education 2
HLTH 249: Personal and Community Health 4
HLTH 343: Health Education Content Methods and Assessment I 2
HLTH 344: Health Education Content Methods and Assessment II 2
HLTH 352: Consumer Health and Safety Education 2
HLTH 358: Substance Abuse Education 4
HLTH 465: Current Issues in Health 2
PE 100: Personal Fitness and Wellness 1
PE 190: First Aid 1

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History Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name History
Department History
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 History
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13
HIST 101: Introduction to the History of the United States for Elementary School Teachers 4
HIST 126: Human Geography 4
Three courses from the following:
HIST 149: Europe to 1648
HIST 150: Europe, 1648 to Present
HIST 161: East Asian History
HIST 162: South Asian History
HIST 163: Modern Middle East History
HIST 171: History of Africa to 1880
HIST 172: History of Modern Africa
12
One course from the following:
HIST 111: Survey of U.S. History to 1877
HIST 112: Survey of U.S. History since 1877
4

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Mathematics Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Mathematics
Department Mathematics
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Mathematics
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13

Option One

MATH 123: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 4

One of the following:

Either:
MATH 151: Calculus I

OR

MATH 140: Pre-calculus with Derivatives AND
MATH 141: Calculus I with Algebra and Trigonometry

 

4

 

4
4

One of the following:
MATH 115: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 321: Probability and Statistics I
Any Luther College Statistics Course
4
CS 150: Introduction to Computer Science I 4
Elective(s) 8

Option Two: This is for the academic endorsement in Mathematics plus a Mathematics Minor at Luther College.

MATH 123: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 4
MATH 151: Calculus I 4
MATH 152: Calculus II 4
MATH 220: Discrete Structures 4
MATH 240: Linear Algebra 4
MATH 321: Probability and Statistics I 4
CS 150: Introduction to Computer Science I 4

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Music Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Music
Department Music
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Music
Required Music Education Minor
Updated 10/31/13
MUS 121 + 121L: Theory and Ear Training I 4
MUS 122 + 122L: Theory and Ear Training II 4
MUS 130, 230: Private Instruction (of which 2 semesters require voice) 4
MUS 250: Introduction to Conducting 2
Music Ensembles (six semesters)
Piano Proficiency
Two of the following:
MUS 341: History of Music: Antiquity through 1750
MUS 342: History of Music: The Classical Period
MUS 343: History of Music: The Romantic Era
MUS 344: History of Music: Contemporary

4
2
2
4
Music Electives 6
Additional Requirements:
EDUC 462: General Music Education: Elementary and Middle School
Minimum of 4 weeks of student teaching in Elementary General Music
Approval of student teaching by Music faculty
4

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Physical Education Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Physical Education
Department Physical Education
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Physical Education
Required PE Education Minor
Updated 10/31/13
PE 190: First Aid 1
PE 221: Lifetime Skills and Activities 2
PE 229: Elem PE, Health and Wellness: Methods and Materials 2
One of the following:
PE 243: Sport and Society
PE 244: Psychology of Coaching
4
PE 251: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
PE 260: Adaptive Physical Education 4
PE 261: Applied Human Anatomy 2
PE 342: Growth and Development: Motor Learning 4
PE 365: Kinesiology 2
PE 366: Physiology of Exercise 4

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Science (Basic) Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Basic Science
Department Science
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Science
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13
Two of the following:
BIO 112: Insects, Humans and the Environment
BIO 115: Human Anatomy
BIO 116: Introduction to Human Physiology
BIO 149: Introduction to Winter Biology
BIO 151: Principles of Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
BIO 152: Principles of Biology: Molecules, Cells, and Genes BIO 185: First-Year Seminar
BIO 195: Biology of Race and Sex
8
Two of the following:
SCI 121: Introduction to Astronomy
ENVS 134: Environmental Geology
ENVS 215: Environmental Education
8
Additional 12 hours from Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, or SCI 111: Physical Science 12

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Social Studies Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Social Studies
Department Education
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Social Studies
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13
HIST 101: Introduction to the History of the United States for Elementary School Teachers 4
HIST 126: Human Geography 4
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology 4
POLS 130: American Politics 4
PSYC 130: General Psychology 4
ECON 130: Principles of Economics 4

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Spanish Academic Endorsement

Endorsement Name Spanish
Department Spanish
License area (State of Iowa) K-8 Spanish
Required Elementary Major
Updated 10/31/13
24 hours of Spanish including 16 hours numbered above SPAN 201 24
Additional Requirements:
Students pursuing a minor in Spanish must spend a minimum of 3
weeks of academic study in a country where Spanish is the official language.

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