Emphasis Area – PreK-12 Education
The PreK-12 Education emphasis gives students an introduction into teaching in an elementary or secondary school. It 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 have been designed to allow you to gain practical insight into the teaching profession and offer many opportunities to work with local students.
Planning Your Class Schedule
Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.
Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.
Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.
Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer
The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in education:
- Public/private school teacher
- Paraeducator (with a two-year degree)
- Daycare center director
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