The University of Northern Iowa is currently accepting applications for several distance graduate degree programs, endorsements and certificates. Programs with upcoming application and enrollment deadlines include the Education of the Gifted Endorsement, Superintendency Advanced Studies Certificate and Special Education: Consultant Emphasis MAE. These programs are are scheduled to begin classes in January 2017.
The Education of the Gifted endorsement program can be completed in just two semesters, and addresses all of the national standards for preparing teachers of the gifted. This four-course sequence satisfies state requirements for the Iowa PK-12 Talented and Gifted Endorsement (#107). Courses are offered entirely online and provide the opportunity to network and share strategies with practicing teachers facing similar challenges. Enrollments should be received by Nov. 14, 2016.
Designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator, the Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency program is also scheduled to begin this spring. This performance-based program is unique in that it minimizes student class time and maximizes on-site skill development. Summer sessions do include an engaging, short on-campus experience. Applications are due by Nov. 15, 2016.
The Special Education: Consultant Emphasis MAE program, offered for the first time at a distance, addresses the need across the state for highly effective special education consultants and instructional coaches to provide collaborative, job-embedded and personalized professional development related to the newly enacted Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. Applications received by Nov. 28, 2016, will receive full consideration for this program offered entirely online.
A full list of distance programs and start terms can be found at distance.uni.edu/programs.