Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges
The Secondary Education Associate of Arts degree is designed for students seeking careers in secondary education (junior and senior high schools). The transfer major in Secondary Education has been designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in educational and developmental psychology, diverse learners, technology, math and natural sciences, and liberal arts/humanities. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in Secondary 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 Secondary Education Transfer Major program, students will be able to:
- Describe effective teacher behaviors in the 21st century to include opportunities and challenges for classrooms in a global society.
- Demonstrate an understanding of social, emotional, and diverse needs in a 21st-century classroom.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the social, legal, ethical, and human issues surrounding education laws, policies, and practices throughout the country.
- Explain appropriate methods and strategies for applying literature and technology to plan and implement curriculum to maximize student learning and assessment.
- Describe milestones in the history of education including major philosophies of education.
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 Literature course (3 credits)
Select a Humanities course (3 credits)
Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)
Cultural Historical Perspectives (3 credits)
Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)
Social Sciences (6 credits required)
POL-111 is recommended for the Secondary Education Transfer Major.
Select an Economics or Political Science course (3 credits)
Select a Psychology or Sociology course (3 credits)
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (11 credits required)
ENV courses are not recommended for the Secondary Education Transfer Major.
Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)
Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)
Select a Mathematics course (3 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 3 credits required)
Select coursework based on content area/endorsement.
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.
Secondary 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, email@example.com 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.