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

Elementary Education Transfer Major, AA


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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

The Elementary Education Associate of Arts degree is designed to provide the first two years of college preparation for students wanting to become elementary education teachers. The transfer major in Elementary Education has been designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in educational and developmental psychology, children’s literature, diverse learners, technology, math and physical sciences, and liberal arts/humanities. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in Elementary Education.

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

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Elementary Education Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of a teaching career.
  2. Recognize major philosophies of education.
  3. Identify effective teacher behaviors.
  4. Describe milestones in the history of education.
  5. State the purposes of schools and school choice.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of the commitment to students and continual professional development of the teaching profession.
  7. Describe the 21st century trends in education, including the Standards Movement.

Plan of Study


Discipline Requirements


Take the following courses:


Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

Select a US History 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 Elementary Education Transfer Major.

Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)

Social Sciences (6 credits required)


POL-111 is recommended for the Elementary Education 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 Elementary Education Transfer Major.

ENV courses are not recommended for the Elementary Education 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)

Elementary Education 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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