DRAKE UNIVERSITY


TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: SECONDARY EDUCATION
To earn a bachelor's degree from Drake, students majoring in secondary education (grades 5-12) need to fulfill professional education requirements, at least one teaching endorsement, and subject area minimum requirements for secondary education endorsements. View the Drake catalog and School of Education website for more details.


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 this degree program.


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

Students must take at least one Math or Statistics course (examples offered below).

Either PSY 121 or 281 at DMACC can count for EDUC 108 at Drake. Students do not need to take both courses.
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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 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 
MAT 110 MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS (3)
MATH 017 SPIRIT OF MATHEMATICS (3.000)
01/17/2012 
MAT 157 STATISTICS (4)
STAT 071 STATISTICS I (3.000)
01/18/2018 
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 
Secondary Education Endorsements
Various endorsements are available for licensure in the State of Iowa. Listed below are DMACC courses that transfer for particular endorsements; additional endorsements exist. Discuss your plans with a Drake advisor to customize your coursework and transfer plan.
All Science Endorsement (Secondary)
Additional courses at Drake and student teaching are required to complete this endorsement. Not all of the courses listed below are required for the endorsement, but a minimum of 9 credit hours in each of several areas (Earth/Space Science, Life/Biological Science, Physics/Physical Science, and Chemistry) is required. Students should select coursework with advisor guidance.
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BIO 112 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 012 GENERAL/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO I (3.000)
BIO 012L GEN/PRE-PROF BIO I LAB (1.000)
08/25/2008 
BIO 113 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 013 GEN/PRE-PROFESSIONAL BIO II (3.000)
BIO 013L GEN/PRE-PRO BIOLOGY II LAB (1.000)
08/25/2014 
BIO 135 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY (4)
BIO 019 INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY (3.000)
BIO 019L BOTANY LAB (1.000)
08/22/2011 
BIO 168 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I (4)
BIO 173 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 0--L BIO LOWER DIVISION LAB (1-6)
BIO 018 INTRO ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY (3.000)
BIO 018L ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1.000)
05/18/2015 
CHM 165 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY I (4)
CHEM 001 GEN CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 003 GENERAL CHEM LAB I (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 175 GENERAL/ INORG CHEMISTRY II (4)
CHEM 002 GEN CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 004 GENERAL CHEM LAB II (1.000)
08/28/2006 
CHM 263 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (5)
CHEM 0 CHEM LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 097 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3.000)
CHEM 098 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I (1.000)
05/16/2011 
CHM 273 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (5)
CHEM 1 CHEM UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
CHEM 108 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3.000)
CHEM 110 ORGANIC CHEM LAB II (1.000)
01/26/2015 
ENV 115 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (3)
ENSS 035 ONE EARTH:GLOB ENV SCIENCE (3.000)
08/16/2019 
ENV 116 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB (1)
ENSS 036 ONE EARTH LABORATARY (1.000)
08/16/2019 
PHS 152 ASTRONOMY (4)
ASTR 001 DESCRIPT ASTRONOMY (3.000)
ASTR 01L DESC ASTRONOMY LAB (1.000)
08/27/2007 
PHY 106 SURVEY OF PHYSICS (4)
PHSC 0 PHSC LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHSC 001 PHYSICAL SCIENCE (0.000 TO 3.000)
01/18/2011 
PHY 160 GENERAL PHYSICS I (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 011 GENERAL PHYSICS I
08/27/2007 
PHY 161 GENERAL PHYSICS II (5)
PHY 0 PHY LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
PHY 012 GENERAL PHYSICS II (0.000 TO 4.000)
08/27/2012 
All Social Studies Endorsement (Secondary)
Additional courses at Drake and student teaching are required to complete this endorsement.

Students must take Macroeconomics (ECN 120/ECON 010). Microeconomics (ECN 130/ECON 002) fulfills an elective requirement for the endorsement.

Students must take PSY 111/PSY 001 Intro Psych and one psychology elective; either Abnormal or Social Psychology will satisfy this elective requirement.

Other courses listed below fulfill requirements for the endorsement.
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ECN 120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3)
ECON 010 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3.000)
08/31/2015 
ECN 130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3)
ECON 002 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3.000)
08/28/2006 
GEO 111 INTRO TO GEOGRAPHY (3)
SCSG 002 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (3.000)
08/22/201103/10/2021
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 
POL 111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT (3)
POLS 001 AMER POLITICAL SYS (3.000)
05/17/2010 
PSY 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3)
PSY 001 INTRO PSYCHOLOGY (0.000 TO 4.000)
11/10/2017 
PSY 241 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
PSY 076 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
PSY 251 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
PSY 030 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
SOC 110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)
SCSS 001 SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY (3.000)
01/19/2010 
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 (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 
English/Language Arts Endorsement (Secondary)
Additional courses at Drake and student teaching are required to complete this endorsement.


SPC 101/SCSR 073 fulfills an endorsement requirement. Other course options are offered at Drake.

One genre course is required for the endorsement: ENG 225, 230, or 235 will fulfill that requirement. Students are not required to take more than one of these courses and other options are offered at Drake.

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ENG 225 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY (3)
ENG 091 READING/WRITING POETRY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
ENG 230 CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION (3)
ENG 092 READING/WRITING SHORT STORY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
ENG 235 PLAYWRITING AND SCREENWRITING (3)
ENG 090 READING/WRITING DRAMA (3.000)
08/28/2006 
SPC 101 FUND OF ORAL COMMUNICATION (3)
SCSR 073 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3.000)
01/25/2016 
Journalism Endorsement (Secondary)
Additional courses at Drake and student teaching are required to complete this endorsement.
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COM 148 DIVERSITY AND THE MEDIA (3)
JMC 066 MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY OVER TIME (3.000)
08/15/2019 
JOU 110 INTRO TO MASS MEDIA (3)
JMC 030 MASS MEDIA IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY (3.000)
01/19/2010 
JOU 121 NEWSWRITING AND REPORTING (3)
JMC 054 REPORTING & WRITING PRINCIPLES (3.000)
08/28/2006 
JOU 124 DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION (3)
JMC 057 VIDEO PRODUCTION (3.000)
01/18/2018 
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 (4)
BIO 173 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (4)
BIO 0-- BIO LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
BIO 0--L BIO LOWER DIVISION LAB (1-6)
BIO 018 INTRO ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY (3.000)
BIO 018L ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1.000)
05/18/2015 
PEC 110 COACHING ETHICS, TECH & THEORY (1)
PEC 190 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY FOR COACHES (1)
PEC 191 CURRENT ISSUES IN COACHING (1)
EDUC 173 THEORY OF COACHING (2.000)
01/17/2018 
PEC 122 INTRO ANAT & PHYS FOR COACHING (1)
PEC 215 SPORT MECHANICS FOR COACHES (1)
EDUC 172 CARE & PRVTN OF ATHLETC INJRY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
Math Endorsement (Secondary)
Additional coursework at Drake and student teaching are required to complete this endorsement.
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CIS 171 JAVA (3)
CS 065 INTRO TO CS I (3.000)
08/31/2015 
MAT 148 LINEAR ALGEBRA W/APPLICATIONS (4)
MATH 080 LINEAR ALGEBRA (3.000)
08/27/2012 
MAT 157 STATISTICS (4)
STAT 071 STATISTICS I (3.000)
01/18/2018 
MAT 211 CALCULUS I (5)
MATH 0-- MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 050 CALCULUS I (4.000)
08/28/200609/21/2020
MAT 217 CALCULUS II (5)
MATH 0-- MATH-LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
MATH 070 CALCULUS II (4.000)
08/28/200609/21/2020
MAT 219 CALCULUS III (4)
MATH 100 CALCULUS III (4.000)
08/27/201209/21/2020
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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