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Early Childhood and Elementary Education Liberal Arts Transfer Majors

The elementary education and early childhood transfer majors give students an introduction into teaching in pre-K and elementary schools. 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.

The elementary education transfer major is an introduction to teaching grades Kindergarten through grade 6.

The early childhood (teacher licensure) transfer major is an introduction to teaching Pre-Kindergarten through grade 3.

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.

Elementary Education Transfer Major Courses

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Required number of credits: 62

Courses are subject to change.

Elementary Education Transfer Courses
EDU-210 Foundations of Education 3
EDU-235 Children's Literature O 3
EDU-240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners O E 3
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom E 3
EDU-920 Field Experience O 1
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877 -OR- O E 3
HIS-152 U.S. History Since 1877 O E 3
MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3
Total Credits 25

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics
A. Biological Sciences
B. Physical Sciences
7
II. Humanities 9
III. Social Sciences
A. People and Their Relationships
3
IV. Communications 9
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses 6
Total Credits 37

Early Childhood (Teacher Licensure) Transfer Major Courses

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Required number of credits: 62

Courses are subject to change.

Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Courses
EDU-235 Children's Literature O 3
EDU-240 Educational Psychology 3
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners O E 3
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom E 3
EDU-920 Field Experience O 1
MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
POL-111 American National Government -OR- O E 3
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877 -OR- O E 3
HIS-152 U.S. History Since 1877 O E 3
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3
Total Credits 22

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics
A. Biological Sciences
B. Physical Sciences
7
II. Humanities 9
III. Social Sciences
A. People and Their Relationships
3
IV. Communications 9
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses * 9
Total Credits 40

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Northern Iowa should see their advisor for additional course options.

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