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Department of History

Tips for Community College transfer students

Teacher Certification

The State of Iowa requirements for teacher certification sometimes make it difficult for students who did not start at ISU to complete their education in four total years.  Because of this, students who wish to become high school teachers must take special care when considering the courses they use to fill A.A. requirements.

For teacher education students, Foundation Communication and Foreign Languages remain important, but rather than focusing on the social sciences and humanities prerequisite courses, it is more helpful for students to bring in courses that transfer to ISU as the following:

Approved Mathematics (MATH) or Statistics (STAT):  3 credits minimum
Approved Natural Science:  6 credits minimum
Speech Communications (SP CM) 212:  Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Psychology (PSYCH) 230:  Developmental Psychology
Political Science (POL S) 215:  Introduction to American Government
Political Science (POL S) 241:  Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
Political Science (POL S) 251:  Introduction to International Politics
History (HIST) 221:  Survey of United States History I
History (HIST) 222:  Survey of United States History II
History (HIST) 201:  Introduction to Western Civilization I
History (HIST) 202:  Introduction to Western Civilization II
Curriculum and Instruction (C I) 204:  Social Foundations of American Education

To find out how classes from your Community College will transfer to ISU, see the Transfer Equivalency Guide.

General tips for transfer students

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