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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major, AA

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

Early childhood teachers guide the learning of children from preschool through second grade. The transfer major in Early Childhood Teacher Licensure provides a broad education in the liberal arts, with an emphasis in childhood development and education. This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year school with a major in early childhood education.

Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, Northern Iowa University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, and Upper Iowa University. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate positive guidance techniques with children.
  2. Write developmentally appropriate lesson plans for young children.
  3. Critique ethical behaviors of an early learning teacher in an early learning environment.
  4. Analyze personal ethical behaviors while teaching young children.
  5. Construct a safe and healthy learning space in compliance with ADA regulations.
  6. Describe positive relationships between families, early learning environments, and community partners.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace, which includes dependability, responsibility, and working with all stakeholders respectfully. 

Plan of Study

Discipline Requirements

Take the following courses:

Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

Select a Developmental Psychology course (3 credits)

Select a US History or American Government course (3 credits)

General Education Requirements

Communications (9 credits required)

Select a Composition I course (3 credits)

Select a Composition II course (3 credits)

Select a Speech course (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)

Select a Humanities course (3 credits)

Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Cultural Historical Perspectives (3 credits)

GEO-121 is recommended for the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major.

Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)

Social Sciences (6 credits required)

POL-111 is recommended for the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major.

Select an Economics or Political Science course (3 credits)

Select a Psychology or Sociology course (3 credits)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (8 credits required)

Math requirements are met through the discipline requirements for the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major.

ENV courses are not recommended for the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major.

Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)

Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)

Computer Skills (3 credits required)

Students may choose to demonstrate computer skills proficiency by exam and complete an elective in lieu of a computer skills course.

Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)

Electives (up to 6 credits required)

EDU-213 is recommended for the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major.

An extra science course may be needed for transfer to University of Northern Iowa.

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA. 

Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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