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The Teacher Education Program at St. Ambrose University includes areas of study necessary to prepare highly-qualified, professional classroom teachers and enables the student to receive an initial license to teach in Iowa agencies and schools.

The program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education. Through agreements with other states, graduates may apply for certification after receiving an Iowa license.

There is some planning involved before you apply, so follow the steps below.

Steps to Apply for Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Step One:

Complete these general education courses:
ENGL 101 Written Communications
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
One American History course or one American Government course
One Biology and Non-biological Science (only ECE/Elem. majors)
COMM 110 Basic Human Communication

Step Two:

Enroll in EDUC 205 or EDUC 207. Prerequisites: Complete (or transfer) 12 credit hours. GPA must be at least 2.5.

Step Three:

While enrolled in either EDUC 205 or EDUC 207, apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Click to read GPA and ACT requirements