In partnership with DMACC, UNI offers 2+2 degree programs for students who are place-bound and cannot move to the UNI campus or students who are changing careers.
This program provides a flexible option for non-traditional students who wish to earn an Elementary Education teaching degree. Students complete two years of coursework at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny or Carroll, followed by courses taken from the University of Northern Iowa. UNI courses are offered primarily via distance education, with some face-to-face instruction required on a centrally-located DMACC campus. Additionally, some courses include a field experience component.
The following Education 2+2 program is available at the DMACC Boone, Carroll and Ankeny Campuses:
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UNI's 2+2 Elementary Education page.
Benefits of DMACC/UNI 2+2 Education Degree Programs
- Students take classes as a cohort (group) enabling them to offer each other support academically and personally.
- Faculty develop 2+2 programs that are the same as on-campus programs.
- A UNI faculty member/coordinator is onsite at one community college with plans to provide similar support at other campuses to better serve students in their home community.
- Student teaching placement and supervision is done through UNI's statewide network of student teaching centers. Full-time UNI faculty supervise student teachers.
- UNI staff in the program departments, Admissions, Financial Aid, Continuing Education, and other support offices are prepared to help DMACC/UNI 2+2 students at a distance.