Education: Grades K-12

About the Program

Teachers are among the most influential people in a young person’s life, and you can be one of those important mentors by completing Iowa Western’s Education: Grades K-12 program of study. It’s designed for those seeking teaching opportunities in preschool, elementary, or secondary schools. In just two years, you can earn an Associate of Arts degree and be well on your way to become a teacher.

Most courses for this Iowa Western program are general in nature and can be transferred to four-year schools. However, the program also includes several education courses that will provide the foundation needed for your junior and senior level courses. In Foundations of Education you will also complete a transfer plan designed to make your transfer from Iowa Western as seamless as possible.

 

Career Information

This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. This program is for students who wish to become elementary or secondary teachers. In order to work as a teacher, you must continue your education and earn a bachelor’s degree in order to apply for state certification.

Salary Information

Salary: Regional
Entry Level: $26,000

* Salaries reflect completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher.

* Minimum of a Bachelor's degree is necessary for employment in this area.

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.
Number of Majors: 220
Average Class Size: 20
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus,  Clarinda Center