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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.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 5: May 16, 2022
Session 6: July 11, 2022
Session 1: August 29, 2022

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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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Academic Support

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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.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Session 5 (05/16/2022 – 07/07/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
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 509 Theories of Leadership 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
CS 102 Intro Cmptr Appl & Tech 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
EDU 252 Computers/Instructional Technology 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
EDU 305 Teaching Elem Science Acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program and EDU 306 or EDU 307 or EDU 308. These courses may also be taken as co-requisites. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 306 Field Experience I: Elementary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program; Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 305, EDU 315, EDU 352, EDU 353, EDU 335, or EDU 326. 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm Monday
EDU 308 Field Exp I: Elem/Secondary Admittance to the Teacher Education Program; Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 315, EDU 326, EDU 335, EDU/EXSS 336, EDU/EXSS 337, EDU 352, EDU 353, or EDU 428. 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm Monday
EDU 309 Tch El Movement & Wellness Acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program and EDU 306 or EDU 307 or EDU 308. These courses may also be taken as co-requisites. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday
EDU 326 Developmental Reading/Language Arts Acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program and EDU 306 or EDU 307 or EDU 308. These courses may also be taken as co-requisites. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
EDU 333 Literature:Birth-Adolescence 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 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 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
MBA 501 Managerial Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 49802 Senior Project Human Services ENG 102, And 30 or fewer credits remaining to be completed through UIU
SPED 467 Fundamentals of Special Education EDU 110, SPED 304, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
SPED 567 Fundamentals of Special Education 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

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 374 Business Communication ENG 102 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
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
EDU 162 Diversity for Teachers 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
EDU 315 Tchg Elementary Sch Social Studies EDU 110 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 335 Teaching Elementary Language Arts Acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program and EDU 306 or EDU 307 or EDU 308. These courses may also be taken as co-requisites. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
EDU 425 Content Area Literacy Acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program and EDU 306 or EDU 307 or EDU 308. These courses may also be taken as co-requisites. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
EDU 445 Language Acquisition EDU 110, And admittance to the Teacher Education Program 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
EDU 525 Content Area Literacy 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
EDU 545 Language Acquisition 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
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
PSY 212 Devel Psychology:Birth to Adol PSY 190 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday
PSY 409 Psychology of Disaster PSY 190 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
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

2022-2023 Academic Year

Session 1 (08/29/2022 – 10/20/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 317 International Management BA 210, and general education cultures requirement 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 511 Corp Entr/Sustainabiliy 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 544 Organizational & Mgmt Theories 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101 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 Wednesday
PSY 355 Skills/Strategies in Helping Prof PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
PSY 397 Social Gerontology PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

Session 2 (10/24/2022 – 12/15/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 361 Human Resources Management BA 210 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 423 Production/Operations Management BA 210, and BA 256 or MATH 220 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
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
BIO 165 Human Biology & Nutrition 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 160 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
FIN 513 Financial Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 373 Research Methods SOC 110 or PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
PSY 445 Learning and Memory PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday

Session 3 (01/09/2023 – 03/02/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 362 Supervision BA 210, BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 371 Training and Development BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
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
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 Thursday
PSY 338 Motivation PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday

Session 4 (03/13/2023 – 05/04/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II ACCT 201 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BA 383 Compensation/Benefits Management BA 361 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
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 Tuesday
PSY 332 Personality PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

Session 5 (05/15/2023 – 07/06/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 356 Quantitative Analysis/Bus II BA 256 or MATH 220 or instructor approval. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 393 Personnel Selection & Evaluation BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday
BA 460 Strategic Management Senior standing and within 9 credit hours of program completion. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 509 Theories of Leadership 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ENG 311 Urban Cinema ENG 101, Recommended: ENG 102. Encouraged: ENG 290 or ENG 265 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
MBA 501 Managerial Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
MKT 208 Marketing Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
PSY 454 Issues/Ethics:Helping Professions PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday

Session 6 (07/10/2023 – 08/17/2023)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
BA 411 Labor Relations and Negotiation BA 210, BA 361 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
BA 540 Labor/Management Relations 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
ES 161 Intro to Environmental Science 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
MKT 504 Mktg/Product Mgmt 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology PSY 190 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday

2021-2022 Academic Year

Course # & Title Sessions
1 2 3 4 5 6 Other
ACCT 432 Acctng for Not-For-Profit Orgztn Yes
BA 210 Management Principles Yes
BA 222 Management Information Systems Yes
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics Yes
BA 325 New Venture Creation Yes
BA 356 Quantitative Analysis/Bus II Yes
BA 374 Business Communication Yes
BA 411 Labor Relations and Negotiation Yes
BA 423 Production/Operations Management Yes
BA 460 Strategic Management Yes
BA 509 Theories of Leadership Yes
BA 511 Corp Entr/Sustainabiliy Yes
BA 520 Training and Development Yes
BA 540 Labor/Management Relations Yes
BA 567 Quality Mgmt/Productivity Yes
BIO 165 Human Biology & Nutrition Yes
CS 102 Intro Cmptr Appl & Tech Yes
ECE 335 Field Exp: Prekindergarten Yes Yes
EDU 110 Foundations of American Education Yes Yes
EDU 152 Assessment and Psychology Yes
EDU 162 Diversity for Teachers Yes Yes
EDU 252 Computers/Instructional Technology Yes Yes
EDU 305 Teaching Elem Science Yes
EDU 306 Field Experience I: Elementary Yes Yes
EDU 308 Field Exp I: Elem/Secondary Yes Yes
EDU 309 Tch El Movement & Wellness Yes Yes
EDU 310 Tchg Elem Visual Arts Yes
EDU 315 Tchg Elementary Sch Social Studies Yes
EDU 321 Field Experience II: Elementary Yes Yes
EDU 323 Field Exp II: Elem/Secondary Yes Yes
EDU 324 Field Experience Alternative Yes Yes
EDU 326 Developmental Reading/Language Arts Yes Yes
EDU 333 Literature:Birth-Adolescence Yes
EDU 335 Teaching Elementary Language Arts Yes
EDU 352 Teaching Mathematics PreK-3rd Grade Yes
EDU 353 Teaching Mathematics Intermediate-Middle School Yes
EDU 407 Diagnostic Assess Prac:Rdg/LA Yes Yes
EDU 409 Practicum: Elementary Reading LA Yes Yes
EDU 425 Content Area Literacy Yes
EDU 445 Language Acquisition 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
EDU 525 Content Area Literacy Yes
EDU 545 Language Acquisition Yes
EDU 585 Adv Instruc Issues/Meth:Rdg/LA Yes Yes
ENG 102 English Composition II Yes
ENG 365 Women and Literature 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
MKT 504 Mktg/Product Mgmt Yes
PSY 212 Devel Psychology:Birth to Adol Yes
PSY 355 Skills/Strategies in Helping Prof Yes
PSY 373 Research Methods Yes
PSY 409 Psychology of Disaster Yes
PSY 445 Learning and Memory Yes
PSY 49802 Senior Project Human Services 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 565 Methods/Curriculum: BD PK-12 Yes
SPED 567 Fundamentals of Special Education Yes

2022-2023 Academic Year

Course # & Title Sessions
1 2 3 4 5 6 Other
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I Yes
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II Yes
BA 210 Management Principles Yes
BA 302 Business Law and Ethics Yes
BA 317 International Management 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 411 Labor Relations and Negotiation Yes
BA 423 Production/Operations Management Yes
BA 460 Strategic Management 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 540 Labor/Management Relations Yes
BA 544 Organizational & Mgmt Theories Yes
BA 567 Quality Mgmt/Productivity Yes
BA 570 Team Building Techniques Yes
BA 590 Research Seminar Yes Yes
BIO 165 Human Biology & Nutrition Yes
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics Yes
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics Yes
ENG 102 English Composition II Yes
ENG 311 Urban Cinema Yes
ES 161 Intro to Environmental Science Yes
FIN 513 Financial Mgmt Yes
MATH 105 College Mathematics/Applications Yes
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics Yes Yes
MBA 501 Managerial Communication Yes
MKT 208 Marketing Principles Yes
MKT 504 Mktg/Product Mgmt Yes
PSY 302 Substance Abuse Yes
PSY 321 Death and Dying Yes
PSY 332 Personality Yes
PSY 338 Motivation Yes
PSY 355 Skills/Strategies in Helping Prof Yes
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology Yes
PSY 373 Research Methods Yes
PSY 397 Social Gerontology Yes
PSY 445 Learning and Memory Yes
PSY 454 Issues/Ethics:Helping Professions Yes
SOC 240 Diversity in the United States 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.

Students transferring to Upper Iowa University from a UIU partner school qualify for Transfer Scholarships!

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Admissions and Aid

When you’re ready to apply to UIU-Des Moines, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

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
Des Moines

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.

Contact UIU-Des Moines

5000 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: 515-225-1800

Email: [email protected]

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