Early Childhood Education Admission Requirements
Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Apply at Hawkeye.
Meet basic skill competencies in reading, writing, and math.
Basic skill competencies assessment provides information about your academic skills in reading, writing, and math. This information will be used to determine your acceptance, course selection, and registration.
For admission into the Early Childhood Education program, you must score at least the following sub scores on the ACT or the COMPASS assessment:
|ACT sub scores ||COMPASS scores |
- 19 - Math
- 19 - Reading
- 19 - English
- 24 - Pre-Algebra
- 69 - Reading
- 41 - Writing
Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:
- ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
- RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II
- MAT045 Fundamentals of Math
Any combination of the above fulfilling the basic skills requirements of algebra, reading, and writing.
Send your transcripts and test scores to the Admissions office.
- Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the program's admission requirements will be inactivated and will be sent an Admissions Inactivation Letter.
Applicants who meet the program's admission requirements will be accepted.
We accept approximately 30 students and 30 alternates each semester. Applicants will be accepted based on the date their admissions application was completed. The application date will be used to prioritize acceptance if needed.
If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next Fall Semester.
Students must pass the Department of Human Services criminal history record check and a national FBI fingerprint check before being placed in field experience courses. A hit on these checks may revent or delay your progress. Discussion with an advisor is recommended.
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