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PreK–12 Education Liberal Arts Emphasis

The PreK-12 Education emphasis 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
  • Para educator (with a two-year degree)
  • Daycare center director

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

 Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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

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PreK-12 Education Transfer Courses
EDU-214 Exploring PK-12 Education 2 $355.50
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching 3 $533.25
EDU-223 Multicultural Education 3 $533.25
EDU-235 Children's Literature 3 $533.25
EDU-240 Educational Psychology -AND- 3 $533.25
EDU-920 Field Experience 1 $212.75
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 $533.25
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom 3 $533.25
EDU-901 Academic Service Learning Experience 1 $177.75
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I 3 $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Liberal Arts Academic Advisor

Hannah Wolos
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Faculty Mentor

Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 230
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Department Secretary

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Dean

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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