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Education Transfer Academy

The Education Transfer Academy gives you the opportunity to take general education classes toward your degree in education and earn college credit before you graduate from high school! You can take courses in education, humanities, social sciences, and communications.

The Education Transfer Academy is designed for high school students interested in earning their four-year degree in teaching degree. You can complete the Education Transfer Academy in high school, earn your associate degree at Hawkeye, and transfer to an accredited teaching program at the four-year college or university of your choice!

Career Opportunities

Your career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preschool and kindergarten teachers
  • Elementary teachers
  • Middle school teachers
  • High school teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Career and technical education teachers

Starting wages for these careers range from $36,000–$41,100* per year.
*Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Program Costs

  • Your school district pays for your courses and provides the textbooks.
  • You are responsible for transportation costs to the course locations.
  • You are responsible for any supplies, field trips, and activities in and out of the classroom.

Who can participate?

  • Any 9th–12th grade student who meets the requirements.
  • Students who are able to travel to the course locations.

What can you do after you graduate from high school?

As a part of the Education Transfer Academy, you may receive up to 15 credits (approximately a $2,500 value) toward your college degree!

You can continue your education at Hawkeye in the Liberal Arts Transfer program and transfer to an accredited teaching program at the four-year college or university of your choice.

Where are courses located?

Education Transfer Academy courses are located at your high school.

Course locations may vary; contact your guidance counselor for availability.

Education Transfer Academy Courses

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Semester 1—Fall (11th Grade)
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total Credits 3

Semester 2—Spring (11th Grade)
ENG-105 Composition I 3
Total Credits 3

Semester 3—Fall (12th Grade)
EDU-214 Exploring PK-12 Education 2
EDU-901 Academic Service Learning Experience 1
Total Credits 3

Semester 4—Spring (12th Grade)
HIS-117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
Total Credits 6

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