Teacher’s Aide 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.

Teacher’s Aide

Sample Schedule (2-year plan) First Semester

  • ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
  • MAT-110* Math for Liberal Arts 3 s.h.
  • EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
  • EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
  • PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h.
  • SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.

Total 16 s.h. Second Semester

  • ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
  • PSY-121 Developmental Psych OR
  • PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych 3 s.h.
  • Art OR Music OR Theatre 3 s.h.
  • BIO-152 Health and Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
  • PEH-140 First Aid 1 s.h.

Total 16 s.h. Third Semester

  • EDU-235 Children’s Literature 3 s.h.
  • EDU-250 Educ. Tech. & Design 3 s.h.
  • History OR Literature OR Philosophy 3 s.h.
  • PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
  • PHS-125 Physical Science & lab 4 s.h.
  • PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h.

Total 19 s.h. Fourth Semester

  • EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
  • EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
  • POL-111 American National Gov 3 s.h.
  • SOC 115 Social Problems 3 s.h.
  • BIO-102 Introductory Biology 3 s.h.
  • SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.

Total 17 s.h. *– Required math ACT/Compass scores needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for a list of General Education and elective courses. 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 Teacher Education programs throughout Iowa. Contact 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 and/or Cultural Diversity and/or Non-Western Culture 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 the entry level of a student.
  • If planning to transfer, follow requirements for Elementary Education program of study.

Suggested General Education Courses & Electives:

  • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies
  • HIS-151 or HIS-152 History
  • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
  • ART-102 Art for Elementary Education
  • FLS Foreign Language
  • POL-121 International Relations
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