Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

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.

Career Opportunities:

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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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Faculty Mentor

Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 230
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Academic Advisor

Hannah Willems
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
319-296-4041
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