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UIU-Des Moines: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near Des Moines, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University. UIU’s Des Moines regional education center offers you the chance for a top-notch education close to home.

First-time students, adults returning to school, and transfer students will all find an Education Built for Life—your life. UIU works closely with you to tailor an education program aimed at achieving your unique career goals.

Academic Programs at UIU-Des Moines

The UIU-Des Moines center offers evening classes in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Plus, blending your degree plan with online and self-paced courses widens the possibilities even further.

Select one of the UIU-Des Moines programs below to explore that area of study.

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Shorter Sessions with Focused Schedule

UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you focus on your studies. As a full-time student, you only need to take two classes during each 8- or 6-week session, which helps you concentrate and excel. UIU gives you access to courses year-round, so you can complete your degree on your schedule.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Session 6 (07/12/2021 – 08/19/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 454 Management Cases BA 361, BA 423, and completion of all management-business core requirements. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 508 Curr Issues:Corp Law/Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
EDU 162 Diversity for Teachers 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
EDU 252 Computers/Instructional Technology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 306 Field Experience I: Elementary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 310 Tchg Elem Visual Arts EDU 315 (for Elementary Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors) 5:30 pm - 7:10 pm Wednesday
EDU 315 Tchg Elementary Sch Social Studies EDU 110, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 335 Teaching Elementary Language Arts EDU 315 (for Elementary, Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors) 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 445 Language Acquisition EDU 110, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 545 Language Acquisition 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
SPED 459 Home/School/Comm Relations EDU 110, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
SPED 559 Home/School/Community Relations 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

2021-2022 Academic Year

Session 1 (08/30/2021 – 10/21/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ACCT 425 Auditing ACCT 322 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 317 International Management BA 210, and general education cultures requirement 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 511 Corp Entr/Sustainabiliy 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 544 Organizational & Mgmt Theories 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 110 Foundations of American Education 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 309 Tch El Movement & Wellness EDU 315 (for Elementary, Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Thursday
EDU 335 Teaching Elementary Language Arts EDU 315 (for Elementary, Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors) 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 352 Teaching Mathematics PreK-3rd Grade EDU 306, EDU 307, EDU 308, and acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 407 Diagnostic Assess Prac:Rdg/LA EDU 110, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EDU 326. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ENG 101 English Composition I ACT (verbal portion) of at least 18 or the completion of ENG 100 or successful performance on challenge examination 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ES 321 Building an Eco-Economy ES 100 or ES 161 or GEOG 100, or consent of instructor. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 190 General Psychology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 355 Skills/Strategies in Helping Prof PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
SPED 462 Indiv Behavior & Classroom Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
SPED 465 Meth/Curr Behav Disorders Prek-12 EDU 110, SPED 304, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
SPED 562 Individual Behavior/Classroom Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
SPED 565 Methods/Curriculum: BD PK-12 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday

Session 2 (10/25/2021 – 12/16/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II ACCT 201 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ACCT 323 Federal Taxation I ACCT 202 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 361 Human Resources Management BA 210 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 460 Strategic Management Senior standing and within 9 credit hours of program completion. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 570 Team Building Techniques 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 590 Research Seminar All core requirements and only 6 required credit hours or less remaining in the program. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
CJ 499 Special Project SOC 110
ECE 335 Field Exp: Prekindergarten 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 162 Diversity for Teachers 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
EDU 252 Computers/Instructional Technology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
EDU 321 Field Experience II: Elementary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program, Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 253 or EDU 325 and EDU 326 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 322 Field Experience II: Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 323 Field Exp II: Elem/Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 324 Field Experience Alternative 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 353 Teaching Mathematics Intermediate-Middle School EDU 352 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
EDU 409 Practicum: Elementary Reading LA EDU 110, EDU 326, EDU 407, Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 485
EDU 410 Practicum: Secondary Reading LA EDU 110, EDU 326, EDU 407, Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 485
EDU 428 Middle School Curriculum Design EDU 110, And admission to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 485 Adv Instruc Issues/Meth:Rdg/LA EDU 110, EDU 326, EDU 407, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program, May be taken concurrently with EDU 409 or EDU 410. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 509 Prac: Elementary Reading EDU 507, EDU 585
EDU 510 Practicum:Secondary Reading EDU 507, EDU 585
EDU 585 Adv Instruc Issues/Meth:Rdg/LA EDU 507, May be taken concurrently with EDU 509 or EDU 510. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ENG 311 Urban Cinema ENG 101, Recommended: ENG 102. Encouraged: ENG 290 or ENG 265 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
FIN 513 Financial Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Pass (MATH 105 or above) or ((pass MATH 095 or ACT math score ≥ 19) and pass MATH 100) or ACT math score ≥ 24 or an alternative placement as approved by the math department or instructor approval 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 373 Research Methods SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 445 Learning and Memory PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 49801 Senior Project Psychology ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
PSY 49802 Senior Project Human Services ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
PSY 49803 Senior Project Social Science ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
SPED 304 Exceptional Persons None, but EDU 110 is highly recommended 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

Session 3 (01/10/2022 – 03/03/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 324 Federal Taxation II ACCT 323 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 325 New Venture Creation MKT 208, BA 210 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 356 Quantitative Analysis/Bus II BA 256 or MATH 220 or instructor approval. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 371 Training and Development BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 374 Business Communication ENG 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 506 Org Strategy/Econ Change 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 567 Quality Mgmt/Productivity 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 160 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 110 Foundations of American Education 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 152 Assessment and Psychology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
EDU 30001 Teaching Secondary School Business EDU 110, EDU 319, A minimum of six credits of upper-division courses within the discipline and admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 30006 Teaching Secondary Social Science EDU 110, EDU 319, A minimum of six credits of upper-division courses within the discipline and admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 306 Field Experience I: Elementary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm Monday
EDU 307 Field Experience I: Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm Monday
EDU 308 Field Exp I: Elem/Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm Monday
EDU 326 Developmental Reading/Language Arts EDU 315 (for Elementary, Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors) 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
MATH 105 College Mathematics/Applications Pass MATH 095 or ACT math score = 19 or an alternative placement mechanism as approved by the math department or instructor approval. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 321 Death and Dying ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 338 Motivation PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 4 (03/14/2022 – 05/05/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 422 Cost Accounting ACCT 202 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 383 Compensation/Benefits Management BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 423 Production/Operations Management BA 210, and BA 256 or MATH 220 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 508 Curr Issues:Corp Law/Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 520 Training and Development 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 590 Research Seminar All core requirements and only 6 required credit hours or less remaining in the program. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
CJ 499 Special Project SOC 110
COMM 105 Public Speaking 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ECE 335 Field Exp: Prekindergarten 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 142 Human Growth/Develop/Guidance 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 310 Tchg Elem Visual Arts EDU 315 (for Elementary Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Monday
EDU 321 Field Experience II: Elementary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program, Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 253 or EDU 325 and EDU 326 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 322 Field Experience II: Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 323 Field Exp II: Elem/Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 324 Field Experience Alternative 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Monday
EDU 407 Diagnostic Assess Prac:Rdg/LA EDU 110, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EDU 326. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
EDU 507 Diagnostic Assessment Prac:Rdg/LA 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
ENG 352 Best Sellers ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
FIN 341 Corporate Financial Management ECON 161, ACCT 202, Or permission of instructor 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Pass (MATH 105 or above) or ((pass MATH 095 or ACT math score ≥ 19) and pass MATH 100) or ACT math score ≥ 24 or an alternative placement as approved by the math department or instructor approval 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 302 Substance Abuse SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 332 Personality PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 49801 Senior Project Psychology ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
PSY 49802 Senior Project Human Services ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
PSY 49803 Senior Project Social Science ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
SPED 462 Indiv Behavior & Classroom Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
SPED 478 Meth/Curr:Mild/Mod Disab PK-8 SPED 467 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
SPED 562 Individual Behavior/Classroom Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
SPED 578 Meth/Curr:M/Mod Disab PK-8 SPED 567 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

Session 5 (05/16/2022 – 07/07/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 321 Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT 202 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 222 Management Information Systems BA 210 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 393 Personnel Selection & Evaluation BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 474 Organizational Behavior PSY 190 or SOC 110 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 509 Theories of Leadership 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ES 117 Natural Disasters 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
MBA 501 Managerial Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 454 Issues/Ethics:Helping Professions PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

Session 6 (07/11/2022 – 08/18/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 432 Acctng for Not-For-Profit Orgztn ACCT 202 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 411 Labor Relations and Negotiation BA 210, BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 540 Labor/Management Relations 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ENG 365 Women and Literature ENG 101 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
MKT 504 Mktg/Product Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PHIL 202 Contemporary Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

2020-2021 Academic Year

Course # & Title Sessions
1 2 3 4 5 6 Other
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I Yes
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II Yes
ACCT 321 Intermediate Financial Accounting I Yes
ACCT 323 Federal Taxation I Yes
ACCT 324 Federal Taxation II Yes
ACCT 422 Cost Accounting Yes
BA 210 Management Principles Yes
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics Yes
BA 356 Quantitative Analysis/Bus II Yes
BA 361 Human Resources Management Yes
BA 362 Supervision Yes
BA 371 Training and Development Yes
BA 383 Compensation/Benefits Management Yes
BA 393 Personnel Selection & Evaluation Yes
BA 454 Management Cases Yes
BA 506 Org Strategy/Econ Change Yes
BA 508 Curr Issues:Corp Law/Ethics Yes
BA 509 Theories of Leadership Yes
BA 511 Corp Entr/Sustainabiliy Yes
BA 520 Training and Development Yes
BA 544 Organizational & Mgmt Theories Yes
BA 567 Quality Mgmt/Productivity Yes
BA 570 Team Building Techniques Yes
CJ 365 Introduction to Policing Yes
COMM 105 Public Speaking Yes
CS 102 Intro Cmptr Appl & Tech Yes
ECE 334 Field Exp:Infant/Toddler Yes Yes
ECE 335 Field Exp: Prekindergarten Yes
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics Yes
EDU 110 Foundations of American Education Yes Yes
EDU 142 Human Growth/Develop/Guidance Yes
EDU 152 Assessment and Psychology Yes
EDU 162 Diversity for Teachers Yes Yes
EDU 252 Computers/Instructional Technology Yes Yes
EDU 253 Math for Elem & Middle Sch Teachers Yes
EDU 30001 Teaching Secondary School Business Yes
EDU 30006 Teaching Secondary Social Science Yes
EDU 305 Teaching Elem Science Yes Yes
EDU 306 Field Experience I: Elementary Yes Yes
EDU 307 Field Experience I: Secondary Yes
EDU 308 Field Exp I: Elem/Secondary Yes
EDU 309 Tch El Movement & Wellness Yes
EDU 310 Tchg Elem Visual Arts Yes
EDU 315 Tchg Elementary Sch Social Studies Yes Yes
EDU 319 Methods: Secondary Yes
EDU 321 Field Experience II: Elementary Yes Yes
EDU 322 Field Experience II: Secondary Yes
EDU 323 Field Exp II: Elem/Secondary Yes Yes
EDU 324 Field Experience Alternative Yes
EDU 325 Teaching Elementary School Math Yes Yes
EDU 326 Developmental Reading/Language Arts Yes Yes
EDU 333 Literature:Birth-Adolescence Yes
EDU 335 Teaching Elementary Language Arts Yes Yes
EDU 338 Tchg Art K-12 Yes
EDU 407 Diagnostic Assess Prac:Rdg/LA Yes Yes
EDU 409 Practicum: Elementary Reading LA Yes Yes
EDU 425 Content Area Literacy Yes Yes
EDU 445 Language Acquisition Yes Yes
EDU 485 Adv Instruc Issues/Meth:Rdg/LA Yes Yes
EDU 507 Diagnostic Assessment Prac:Rdg/LA Yes
EDU 509 Prac: Elementary Reading Yes Yes
EDU 545 Language Acquisition Yes
EDU 585 Adv Instruc Issues/Meth:Rdg/LA Yes
ENG 102 English Composition II Yes
ES 114 Conservation of Natural Resources Yes
FIN 341 Corporate Financial Management Yes
FIN 513 Financial Mgmt Yes
MATH 105 College Mathematics/Applications Yes
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Yes
MBA 501 Managerial Communication Yes
MKT 208 Marketing Principles Yes Yes
MKT 504 Mktg/Product Mgmt Yes
PSY 310 Social Psychology Yes
PSY 321 Death and Dying Yes
PSY 335 Biological Psychology Yes
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology Yes
PSY 375 Methods in Human Services I Yes
PSY 397 Social Gerontology Yes
PSY 454 Issues/Ethics:Helping Professions Yes
PSY 49801 Senior Project Psychology Yes Yes Yes
PSY 49802 Senior Project Human Services Yes Yes Yes
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States Yes
SPED 304 Exceptional Persons Yes
SPED 459 Home/School/Comm Relations Yes
SPED 462 Indiv Behavior & Classroom Mgmt Yes Yes
SPED 465 Meth/Curr Behav Disorders Prek-12 Yes
SPED 467 Fundamentals of Special Education Yes
SPED 478 Meth/Curr:Mild/Mod Disab PK-8 Yes
SPED 559 Home/School/Community Relations Yes
SPED 567 Fundamentals of Special Education Yes

Easily Transfer Credits

Whether it’s been a single semester or several years since your last college course, UIU makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools. Plus, your professional experience and test scores may earn you college credit.

The university also partners with several community colleges in the Des Moines area to make the transfer process even smoother. UIU holds articulation agreements with schools across the country, including:

Don’t see your school? Check out all of our articulation agreements.

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Special Programs and Grants

TEACH Grant Available

UIU-Des Moines Teacher Education students may qualify for a grant for educators in Iowa. Learn more about this grant and others at UIU.

Military

If you’re in active service or a veteran of the U.S. military, we’ll help you secure the unique education benefits available to you.

Corporate Programs

UIU-Des Moines partners with area employers to offer employees grants toward tuition.

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Experience UIU from
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As a student at UIU-Des Moines, you can take advantage of the benefits of being part of a global school community.

Katie Mangan, '19

Master of Education - Instructional Strategist II
Des Moines Center

I chose UIU because of the convenience of the classes and pacing of the classes offered. Being a non-traditional student it was hard and nerve racking to go back and the face to face option eased me back into college and the work that it takes to complete the course work.

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Phone: 515-225-1800

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