This sequence was designed in response to the license requirements, which were recently clarified by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. This coursework meets the required Strategist II: ID (MD) competencies for Iowa teachers who currently hold a standard license with a special education endorsement.
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1. Hold at least one of the special education endorsements listed below on main license (Initial, Standard or Master Educator license):
2. Hold a Class B license for Strategist II ID3. Work in a setting requiring the Strategist II: ID
Courses address and implement topics such as:
The Iowa Department of Education will partially reimburse teachers who successfully complete the required courses and obtain the required license. Reimbursement of $400 ($100 per credit hour) will be provided upon verification of completed coursework ending after October 1, 2015 and the Strategist II: ID endorsement added to licensure prior to June 30, 2017.
Courses in this program can be completed entirely at a distance and will be supported online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
Eligibility requirements:Mike Cavin, Iowa Department of Educationmike.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition reimbursement information:Emily Thatcher, Iowa Department of Educationemily.email@example.com
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Note: To complete the field experience component of the coursework, students will need to access an alternate age/grade level than their current teaching assignment. For example, students who are currently teaching at the high school level should register for an elementary field experience and students currently teaching in an elementary classroom should register for a secondary field experience. Students teaching at the middle school level should choose either the elementary or secondary field experience.
Courses must be taken concurrently.
All students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of location, making it an affordable option for all students.
Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $486 per unit of graduate credit or $302 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees are expected to rise each May, typically announced by the Iowa Board of Regents in March.
Distance education students may qualify for financial aid with the following eligibility requirements:
Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 800-772-2736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its establishment in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School, the University of Northern Iowa has maintained its affirmed commitment to the support of excellence in teacher education. That commitment remains strong as the university continues to prepare students to become teachers, as well as provide opportunities for career advancement in the field of education. In addition to a commitment to teaching, our faculty members are engaged in research, writing and professional development. View UNI's national rankings and honors.
Research findings demonstrate that students of all types of learning styles can succeed in a distance environment. View our tips for being a successful distance learner.
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-5970, 800-648-3864 or email@example.com with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
You will work with the program coordinator when communicating about the program of study. Once participating in the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
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We are now accepting enrollments in the Spring 2017 courses. See the program schedule tab above for course and enrollment information.
Once you have completed the courses and if you are eligible, reimbursement requests of $100/unit of credit can be submitted to the Iowa Department of Education. The process, along with additional information, can be found at distance.uni.edu/instructional-strategist/reimbursement.