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Recommended Timeline for the Teacher Education Program

In order to progress through the UNI Teacher Education Program in an efficient and effective manner, we recommend that all teacher candidates adhere to the following timeline:

For students who begin their education at UNI:

  • By the end of the Freshman Year have completed:
    • Application to UNI and declare major
    • Orientation to UNI Teacher Education Program
    • Application to UNI Teacher Education Program
    • SING Background Check (Must have prior to TEACHING 2017 Field Experience 1: Exploring Teaching)
    • TEACHING 2017 Field Experience 1: Exploring Teaching
    • All Praxis Core Tests  (Recommend to take in January or February if you’re wanting to register for Level II courses during the sophomore year)
    • OSHA Training
  • By the end of the Sophomore Year have completed:
    • High Risk Behaviors and Substance Abuse Training
  • By the end of the Junior Year have completed
    • Child Abuse Awareness Training
  • Before the Student Teaching Semester have completed:
    • Praxis II Tests (both content and PLT)
    • FBI fingerprinting paperwork
    • Application for Iowa Teaching License

For students who plan to transfer into UNI:

  • Before coming to UNI have completed:
    • Formal application to UNI, declare major, and submitted an official transcript to the UNI for analysis
    •  Application to UNI Teacher Education Program
    •  All Praxis Core Tests (Make sure to choose UNI as an official receiving school for your scores to be sent to when you register for the tests.  UNI’s code is 6307)
  • By the end of the first semester after transferring to UNI have completed:
    • Orientation to UNI Teacher Education Program
    • SING Background Check (Must have prior to TEACHING 2017 Field Experience 1: Exploring Teaching)
    • TEACHING 2017 Field Experience 1: Exploring Teaching
    • OSHA Training
  • By the end of the first year after transferring to UNI have completed
    • High Risk Behaviors and Substance Abuse Training
    • Child Abuse Awareness Training
  • Before the Student Teaching Semester have completed:
    • Praxis II Tests (both content and PLT)
    • FBI fingerprinting paperwork
    • Application for Iowa Teaching License