Academic Programs

Education Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Colleges range of education programs allow students planning a career in teaching to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate program and earn an Associate of Arts degree whether they plan to teach elementary or secondary school. The education curriculum is designed to provide orientation and background for future teachers, introducing students to the demands and standards of the profession and helping them make decisions about entering the teaching field.

All students should be aware that the requirements of transfer institutions vary and that the standards of the Iowa Department of Education specify differing preparations for elementary and secondary school teachers. Therefore, students are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the education program at the college to which they plan to transfer and work with the advisors and counselors at WITCC to plan a program to meet those requirements.

Employment projections show an anticipated teacher shortage in the near future. Job prospects look good, especially in high demand areas such as math, technology, and science. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for teachers over the next ten years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
MAT 111 Math for Liberal Arts................................................... 4
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers......................................... 3
BIO 105 Introductory Biology................................................... 4
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
SOC 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
GEO 121 World Regional Geography......................................... 3
HIS 151 U.S. History to 1877................................................... 3
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology........................................ 3
EDU 210 Foundations of Education........................................... 3
EDU 220 Human Relations........................................................ 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation.......................................................... 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation..................................................... 3
HIS 152 U.S. History Since 1877.............................................. 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology............................................. 3
REL 101 Survey of World Religions........................................... 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
EDU 218 Initial Field Experience................................................ 2

Program Total............................................................ 65

Contacts

Jennifer Weber, MAEd, Associate Chair Ext. 1389 Room L323 jennifer.weber@witcc.edu
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4647 Stone Avenue
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