Education Transfer Program

The Education Transfer program gives students an introduction into teaching in an elementary or secondary school. This program 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.

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 in this program have been designed to allow you to gain practical insight into the teaching profession and offer many opportunities to work with local students.

The Education Club is regularly involved in local schools and helps to provide a social network to support our education majors.

Students wishing to coach can complete coaching endorsement courses at Hawkeye.

Teaching Profession

According to Iowa Workforce Development, there will be more than 1,900 openings each year in elementary, middle school, and secondary teaching positions in Iowa through 2020.

Licensed teachers find employment in elementary schools, secondary schools, preschools, and private schools.


Completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST-PRAXIS I) is necessary for your transfer to Colleges of Education at Iowa's Regent universities. Test scores need to be submitted before admission can be processed. We recommend completing the test early in your second year at Hawkeye.

Students enrolled in classes full-time will typically take four and a half to five years to graduate with their four-year degree.

It is important to plan your classes carefully and work with an advisor from Hawkeye and your transfer school to ensure a smooth transfer.

Hawkeye has articulated transfer agreements with the University of Northern Iowa , Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and Upper Iowa University.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Faculty Mentor

Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 238
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1727
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Dean of Communications, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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