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
Program taught in:
  • English

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