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PreK–12 Education Liberal Arts Area of Interest

The PreK-12 Education area of interest gives students an introduction into teaching in an elementary or secondary school. It is designed for students to complete the first two years of a four-year teaching degree program, earning their Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. Students then transfer to an accredited teacher’s education program at a public or private four-year college or university.

Starting your education major at Hawkeye will allow you to have practical experience with students in local schools beginning on day one. The classes you will take have been designed to allow you to gain practical insight into the teaching profession and offer many opportunities to work with local students.

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in education:

  • Public/private school teacher

Involvement Opportunities

  • Education Club supports local children in their time of need and work towards a greater good.

  • Hawkeye Reads is a campus-wide program that seeks to support the College’s Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy.

  • Student Ambassadors are a group of students who assist Admissions with the recruitment of new students and who represent and promote Hawkeye within the college and community. 

  • Student Leadership Council represents and promotes the common interests and general welfare of the student body.

  • Multicultural Student Organization is a student-led group created to be a platform for students to focus on diversity issues that shape our world.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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PreK-12 Education Transfer Courses
EDU-210 Foundations of Education 3 $603.00
EDU-223 Multicultural Education E 3 $603.00
EDU-235 Children's Literature O 3 $603.00
EDU-240 Educational Psychology -AND- 3 $603.00
EDU-920 Field Experience -AND- O 1 $241.00
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom E 3 $603.00
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners O E 3 $603.00
EDU-901 Academic Service Learning Experience 1 $201.00
PEH-162 Introduction to Physical Education 3 $603.00

See complete Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Requirements

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

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