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.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

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PreK-12 Education Transfer Courses
EDU-214 Exploring PK-12 Education Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 2 General education course $374.00
EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-223 Multicultural Education Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-235 Children's Literature Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-240 Educational Psychology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -AND- 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-920 Field Experience Course offered online 1 General education course $222.00
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
EDU-901 Academic Service Learning Experience 1 General education course $187.00
MAT-151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00

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

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

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

Christen Everett
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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