BVU Spencer

Iowa Lakes Community College

Buena Vista University Spencer was established in 1976 in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College. The partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College expanded to include programs in Estherville in 1994, Spirit Lake in 1996 and Emmetsburg in 1997.  

Buena Vista University–Spencer
1900 N. Grand Avenue
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Accounting Major
All Social Science Interdisciplinary Package with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Teacher Certification
Bachelor of Applied Studies Bachelor of Applied Studies
BASc Applied Management Major Bachelor of Applied Science
Business Administration Major
Criminology and Criminal Justice Major
Educational Studies Major
Elementary Education Major
English Major
English Language Arts for Secondary Education Major
English with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Exceptional Student Service and Instruction (Special Education) Major
Finance and Banking Major
General Major
Health Services Leadership Major
History Major
History with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Human Services Major
Management Major
Marketing Major
Master of Science in Education - Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program
Middle School Endorsement (5-8) Teacher Endorsement
Organizational Leadership Major
Post Baccalaureate Certification Program Teacher Certification
Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten Endorsement Teacher Endorsement
Psychology Major
Reading Endorsement (5-12) Teacher Endorsement
Reading Endorsement (K-8) Teacher Endorsement
Secondary Education Licensure Teacher Certification
Social Science for Secondary Education Major
Social Science with Teaching Licensure (5-12) Major
Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (5-12) Teacher Endorsement
Special Education Instructional Strategist I Endorsement (K-8) Teacher Endorsement
Special Education Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Cognitive (K-12) Teacher Endorsement
Special Instructional Strategist II Endorsement Significant Support Needs - Behavior (K-12) Teacher Endorsement
Technology Management Major
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Many colleges have full articulation agreements with Buena Vista University. Students who have completed an approved associate's degree at these colleges can seamlessly move on to complete a bachelor's degree through Buena Vista University.

BVU has full articulation agreements with these colleges:

  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Ellsworth Community College
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Marshalltown Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College

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