Colleges to offer free orientation classes for elementary ed majors
The University of Northern Iowa in partnership with North Iowa Area Community College is offering free orientation classes for students in the area interested in earning a UNI B.A. degree in elementary education.
The program is especially designed for those who have family and work responsibilities.
Starting March 24 and on the following six Tuesdays, free orientation classes will be held on the Iowa Communications Network to provide students with the knowledge to return to school, said Donna Douglas, program coordinator and associate professor of curriculum and instruction. Those interested can pre-register or just come to the classes. Class dates are March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2009.
The sessions will be held at Mason City High School, 1700 - 4th SE, Room 113.
Orientation topics will include admission to UNI, financial aid available, transferring credit, and taking classes over the Iowa Communications Network or online.
Students in this program, called 2+2, take two years of community college classes and the equivalent of two years of UNI classes to earn a B.A. degree from UNI. The program is available for students who have completed or are completing an A.A degree and want to earn a bachelor’s degree in education without traveling to the UNI campus every day.
This UNI B.A. degree in elementary education has options of an early childhood education endorsement or a double major in middle-level education.
Program classes will begin summer 2009. UNI faculty deliver course work either onsite at a community college, over the Iowa Communications Network or WebCT, or on the UNI campus.