Buena Vista University


This program allows the addition of the special pre-kindergarten/kindergarten endorsement to the elementary education major. The program’s education endorsements qualify the teacher to teach at the preschool and/or kindergarten level in Iowa and beyond. 

This PK/K endorsement program is not a minor and must be accompanied by Endorsement 102, Elementary Classroom Teacher.

Courses of study

Pre- Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Endorsement : 48 credit hours

EDUC 305 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum Development and Organization
EDUC 330 Guidance & Instructional Methods in Preschool & Kindergarten Education
EDUC 400 Home, School, and Community Relations
EDUC 428 Student Teaching in Preschool*
EDUC 429 Student Teaching in Kindergarten
EXSC 310 Nutrition
PSYC 201 Child Development
*Completed after 12 credits of elementary student teaching

Required elementary education courses:

EDCO 250 Educational Psychology/Human Development
EDCO 300 Exceptional Learner
EDUC 317 Foundations of Reading/Language Arts
EDUC 332 Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction
EDUC 360 Elementary Health and Physical Education
EDUC 393 Elementary Math
EDUC 394 Elementary Science
EDUC 410 Elementary Curriculum/Social Studies

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Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

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