Secondary Education Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

General

Program Description

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet.

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school.

Secondary Education

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

  • ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
  • MAT Appropriate Math class* 3-4 s.h.
  • PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
  • SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h.
  • EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
  • EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
  • PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.
  • SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.

Second Semester

  • ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
  • PSY-121 Developmental Psychology OR
  • PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych 3 s.h.
  • BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science 4 s.h.
  • Art OR Music OR Theatre 3 s.h.
  • Elective 2-3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

Third Semester

  • PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
  • EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
  • Physical Science with Lab 4 s.h.
  • Humanities class 6 s.h.
  • SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h
Total 19 s.h.

Fourth Semester

  • EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
  • EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
  • GEN. ED. Electives 6 s.h.
  • Elective 6 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.

*– Required ACT/Compass math scores needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Life and Physical Science courses and General Education Electives.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

  • The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes to the Iowa Teacher Education programs. Contact the transfer institution for specific details.
  • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
  • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
  • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
  • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.
  • Required GPA’s for Teacher Education Prog. vary from college to college.
  • Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) usually required before admittance.

Suggested electives:

  • American History
  • Strategies for Academic Success
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Literature Class
  • Intro to Economics
  • American National Government
  • College Reading Strategies
  • Foreign Language
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less