DRAKE UNIVERSITY


TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: 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.

Students are not required to take any or all of these courses in order to transfer to Drake but may use this as a guide to take applicable coursework for these degree programs.

Using Drake's Transfer Pathways Guides
Many courses from DMACC transfer to Drake; check TES for additional transfer course details. The courses listed here are required in the following majors and can be completed either before or after transfer to Drake. Students are encouraged to work with their DMACC advisor to develop a plan that utilizes as many of these courses as possible to satisfy core and elective requirements for their degree program.

General Education Articulation Agreement
Drake honors Associate of Arts (AA degrees) and Associate of Sciences (AS degrees) from the state of Iowa community college system, including Des Moines Area Community College, to complete Drake's general education curriculum (known as the Areas of Inquiry). Students must complete 60 transferable credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA to qualify.

Reverse transfer to complete the AA or AS with one or two Drake courses is also possible. If you have questions, please discuss this possibility with a Drake Admission Counselor or a DMACC advisor.

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.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
EDU 210 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)
EDU 218 INITIAL FIELD EXPERIENCE (2)
EDUC 1 EDUC UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000)
10/15/2019 
EDU 213 INTRO TO EDUCATION (3) EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000) 01/27/2014 
EDU 245 EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER (3) SPED 120 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.000) 08/28/2006 
EDU 255 TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM (3) EDUC 109 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (3.000) 09/21/2020 
LIT 105 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (3) EDUC 124 LITERATURE OF CHILDHD & YOUTH (3.000) 08/28/2006 
PSY 121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000) 03/26/2021 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000) 08/31/2015 
Elementary Education: Social Studies
Complete two courses. Additional course options are available at Drake.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
HIS 112 WEST CIV: ANCIENT TO EARLY MOD (4) HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000) 08/22/2011 
HIS 113 WEST CIV: EARLY MODERN TO PRES (4) HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000) 01/20/2009 
HIS 150 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877 (4) HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
HIST 075 US HIST TO 1877 (3.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 153 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1877 (4) HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
HIST 076 US HIST SINCE 1877 (3.000)
08/22/2011 
Elementary Education: Behavioral Science
Complete one of the following courses.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
PSY 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3) PSY 001 INTRO PSYCHOLOGY (0.000 TO 4.000) 11/10/2017 
SOC 110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3) SCSS 001 SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY (3.000) 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.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
MAT 114 ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS MATH I (3)
MAT 116 ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS MATH II (3)
MATH 024 STRUCTURE OF MATH FOR ELED I (3.000)
MATH 025 STRUCTURE OF MATH FOR ELED II (3.000)
01/26/2015 
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.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
ART 133 DRAWING LAB (3) ART 015 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (3.000) 09/23/2019 
ART 143 PAINTING (3) ART 063 PUSHING PAINT (3.000) 09/23/2019 
ART 203 ART HISTORY I (3) ART 075 THEMES IN ART HISTORY (0.000 OR 4.000) 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.
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDRAKE UNIVERSITYNote?BeginEnd
ECE 103 INTRO TO EARLY CHILDHOOD ED (3)
ECE 158 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM I (3)
ECE 221 INFANT/TODDLER CARE AND EDUC (3)
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 152 CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD (3.000)
10/19/2018 
ECE 133 CHILD HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION (3)
ECE 170 CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT (3)
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
ECE 159 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM II (3)
ECE 243 EARLY CHILDHOOD GUIDANCE (3)
EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 153 TCHG METHDS FOR EARLY CHILDHD (3.000)
10/19/2018 
ECE 268 EARLY CHILDHOOD FIELD EXPER (4) EDUC 0 EDUC LOWER LEVEL ELECTIVE (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 104 EDUCATION PRACTICUM (1.000)
08/08/2018 
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 120 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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