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Features

Entirely Online
  • Earn the Iowa Birth-Grade 3 Inclusive Settings #1001 endorsement
  • Offered in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Online Transfer BA program
  • Learn how to create learning environments and classroom procedures that promote positive social interaction, active engagement and high expectations for learning.
  • Discover how young children learn and develop through a focused sequence of courses and hands-on field experiences

Here to Help

As a UNI Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation, and much more.

Erin Conlan

Erin Conlan
Advisor & Student Support Specialist
erin.conlan@uni.edu
515-248-7502

 

Mike Tate

Mike Tate
Academic Advisor
mike.tate@uni.edu
319-273-5481

 

Carolina Wilson

 

Carolina Wilson
Enrollment Contact
carolina.wilson@uni.edu
319-273-2121

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Delivered entirely online

Courses are offered entirely online using a combination of Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard, a learning management system that will enhance your learning experience and provide a sense of community with fellow classmates. In addition to the online courses, some optional in-person classes may be available at a central location.

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A flexible online pathway for non-traditional students 

​Designed for those who are:

  • Seeking an early childhood teaching degree
  • Looking to change jobs or careers and may wish to stay in their home community
  • Ready to build upon current roles, such as paraeducators or child care workers
  • Need flexibility due to family/work obligations or other life circumstances
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Individualized support services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

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Delivered entirely online

Courses are offered entirely online using a combination of Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard, a learning management system that will enhance your learning experience and provide a sense of community with fellow classmates. In addition to the online courses, some optional in-person classes may be available at a central location.

Smiling student with laptop looking at camera
A flexible online pathway for non-traditional students 

​Designed for those who are:

  • Seeking an early childhood teaching degree
  • Looking to change jobs or careers and may wish to stay in their home community
  • Ready to build upon current roles, such as paraeducators or child care workers
  • Need flexibility due to family/work obligations or other life circumstances
Smiling graduate hugging someone at graduation ceremony
Individualized support services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

Smiling students sitting outside with staff member

Next Steps


Express Interest

Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information and application deadlines directly to your inbox!


Add the Endorsement to Your Teaching License

Upon successful completion of the required courses, complete this application from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (IBOEE).

Questions can be addressed to the IBOEE here.


Enroll Now

To enroll, students need to complete our online enrollment request form. Questions about course enrollment can be directed to carolina.wilson@uni.edu or 319-273-2121.

 

Delivery of the program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.

This program meets the licensure requirements for the state of Iowa. UNI has not determined if the program meets the licensure requirements in any other state. For further information about whether or not this program meets the licensing requirements in your state, please contact your state board.