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TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Elementary Education
The Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education prepares students for initial teacher certification at the elementary level (K-6). Graduates of the program will be learning leaders, student advocates, and reflective practitioners. Students planning to pursue the Elementary Education major at Drake can get a head start on major requirements by fulfilling some or all of the following courses at DMACC. Additional requirements and student teaching will be fulfilled at Drake.


More information is available on the School of Education website.

Students must complete at least one teaching endorsement in addition to the requirements for the Elementary Education major in order to be licensed in the State of Iowa.

Elementary Education Core Courses
For admission to the Teacher Education Program, students must successfully complete DMACC or Drake equivalents of EDUC 103, EDUC 108, EDUC 111 (available for cross-enrollment at Drake; no pre-requisites), and SPED 120. Students can take either EDU 213 or the combination of EDU 210 + 218 to fulfill the EDUC 103 requirement.


Either PSY 121 or 281 at DMACC can count for EDUC 108 at Drake. Students do not need to take both courses.


Children's Literature (LIT 105/EDUC 124) is a requirement for all Elementary Education students and can be taken at DMACC or after transferring to Drake.

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EDU 210 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
EDU 218 INITIAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
EDUC 1 EDUC UPPER DIVISION
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION
10/15/2019 
EDU 213 INTRO TO EDUCATION
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION
01/27/2014 
EDU 245 EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER
SPED 120 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
08/28/2006 
EDU 255 TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
EDUC 109 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
09/21/2020 
LIT 105 CHILDRENā€™S LITERATURE
EDUC 124 LITERATURE OF CHILDHD & YOUTH
08/28/2006 
PSY 121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 0 PSY LOWER DIVISION
08/28/2006 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY
08/31/2015 
Elementary Education: Social Studies
Complete two courses. Additional course options are available at Drake.
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HIS 112 WEST CIV: ANCIENT TO EARLY MOD
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION
08/22/2011 
HIS 113 WEST CIV: EARLY MODERN TO PRES
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION
01/20/2009 
HIS 150 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION
HIST 075 US HIST TO 1877
08/22/2011 
HIS 153 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1877
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION
HIST 076 US HIST SINCE 1877
08/22/2011 
Elementary Education: Behavioral Science
Complete one of the following courses.
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PSY 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 001 INTRO PSYCHOLOGY
11/10/2017 
SOC 110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SCSS 001 SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY
01/19/2010 
Elementary Education: Mathematics
Students must complete both MAT 114 and MAT 116 to receive full transfer credit for the Elementary Education math sequence.
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MAT 114 ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS MATH I
MAT 116 ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS MATH II
MATH 024 STRUCTURE OF MATH FOR ELED I
MATH 025 STRUCTURE OF MATH FOR ELED II
01/26/2015 
Elementary Education: Science
Select at least one course from each of the following areas (Physical Science, Earth/Space Science, and Life Science) for a total of six credits. Courses may count toward multiple areas if listed in each (such as Astronomy in both Physical and Earth/Space Science).
Elementary Education: Physical Science
Students must complete one course from the Physical Science category. It may also count toward another Science category if listed in that category.
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PHS 152 ASTRONOMY
ASTR 001 DESCRIPT ASTRONOMY
ASTR 01L DESC ASTRONOMY LAB
08/27/2007 
PHS 166 METEOROLOGY, WEATHER & CLIMATE
ENSS 022 METEOROLOGY: SCIENCE / WEATHER
08/16/2019 
PHY 106 SURVEY OF PHYSICS
PHSC 0 PHSC LOWER DIVISION
PHSC 001 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
01/18/2011 
PHY 710 TECHNICAL PHYSICS
PHSC 001 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
10/22/2018 
Elementary Education: Earth/Space Science
Students must complete one course from the Earth/Space Science category. It may also count toward another Science category if listed in that category.


If taking ENV 115, students must also take ENV 116 to satisfy this category (ENSS 35 AND 36 at Drake).

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ENV 115 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENSS 035 ONE EARTH:GLOB ENV SCIENCE
08/16/2019 
ENV 116 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB
ENSS 036 ONE EARTH LABORATARY
08/16/2019 
PHS 152 ASTRONOMY
ASTR 001 DESCRIPT ASTRONOMY
ASTR 01L DESC ASTRONOMY LAB
08/27/2007 
PHS 166 METEOROLOGY, WEATHER & CLIMATE
ENSS 022 METEOROLOGY: SCIENCE / WEATHER
08/16/2019 
Elementary Education: Life Science
Students must complete one course from the Life Science category. It may also count toward another Science category if listed in that category.


If taking ENV 115, students must also take ENV 116 to satisfy this category (ENSS 35 AND 36 at Drake).

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BIO 112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I
BIO 012 GENERAL/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO I
BIO 012L GEN/PRE-PROF BIO I LAB
08/25/2008 
BIO 168 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
BIO 173 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION
BIO 0--L BIO LOWER DIVISION LAB
BIO 018 INTRO ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY
BIO 018L ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB
05/18/2015 
ENV 115 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENSS 035 ONE EARTH:GLOB ENV SCIENCE
08/16/2019 
ENV 116 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB
ENSS 036 ONE EARTH LABORATARY
08/16/2019 
Elementary Education: Endorsements
Students must complete at least one endorsement to be licensed to teach in the State of Iowa. Many students will complete two or more endorsements.
Art Endorsement (Elementary & Secondary)
Additional courses at Drake and student teaching are required to complete this endorsement.
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ART 133 DRAWING LAB
ART 015 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING
09/23/2019 
ART 143 PAINTING
ART 063 PUSHING PAINT
09/23/2019 
ART 203 ART HISTORY I
ART 075 THEMES IN ART HISTORY
08/20/2019 
Early Childhood Education Endorsement
The Early Childhood Education endorsement is an optional add-on to an Elementary Education major and cannot be pursued as a stand-alone major. Students pursuing the Early Childhood Education endorsement will take additional courses for the endorsement while at Drake. There are additional requirements for the Elementary Education major (see above for applicable DMACC courses). Other DMACC ECE courses may meet general elective credits for Drake but do not count toward the endorsement requirements.
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ECE 103 INTRO TO EARLY CHILDHOOD ED
ECE 158 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM I
ECE 221 INFANT/TODDLER CARE AND EDUC
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE
EDUC 152 CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
10/19/2018 
ECE 133 CHILD HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION
ECE 170 CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY
08/31/2015 
ECE 159 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM II
ECE 243 EARLY CHILDHOOD GUIDANCE
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE
EDUC 153 TCHG METHDS FOR EARLY CHILDHD
10/19/2018 
ECE 268 EARLY CHILDHOOD FIELD EXPER
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE
EDUC 104 EDUCATION PRACTICUM
08/08/2018 
K-12 Coaching Endorsement
All candidates seeking the 101 K-12 Athletic Coach endorsement must complete the concussion training course approved by the Iowa High School Athletic Association/Iowa Girls Athletic Union.
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BIO 168 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
BIO 173 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION
BIO 0--L BIO LOWER DIVISION LAB
BIO 018 INTRO ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY
BIO 018L ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB
05/18/2015 
PEC 110 COACHING ETHICS, TECH & THEORY
PEC 190 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY FOR COACHES
PEC 191 CURRENT ISSUES IN COACHING
EDUC 173 THEORY OF COACHING
01/17/2018 
PEC 122 INTRO ANAT & PHYS FOR COACHING
PEC 215 SPORT MECHANICS FOR COACHES
EDUC 172 CARE & PRVTN OF ATHLETC INJRY
08/31/2015 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY
08/31/2015 
Drake's Transfer Policies
Work with a Drake University Admission Counselor to find out exactly how your credits will transfer, keeping the following in mind:

  • Students can transfer a maximum of 66 credit hours from DMACC or other community colleges. A Drake bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 124 credits.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required for all transfer coursework.
  • A minimum of 40 upper level (100-199) credits is required for Drake bachelor's degrees.
  • The last 30 credit hours must be completed at Drake University.
  • Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Areas of Inquiry requirements.
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