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Education (Ed)

Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Arts


The AA degree in Education allows you to complete the first two years of a teaching degree and prepares you to transfer into an education major at a four-year institution. You are encouraged to identify the baccalaureate program which you intend to transfer into and to work with the faculty advisor to select appropriate courses to meet specific admission requirements.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, select courses to satisfy requirements of the specific institution to which you intend to transfer. Consult your advisor at the four-year institution anytime you have questions about course selection.

Education (Ed)

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Education (Ed)

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 64

View the printable Ed Plan.

Completion of Associate of Arts degree requirements AND

PSY:111 Intro Psychology 3.0
PSY:281 Educational Psychology 3.0
SOC:110 Intro to Sociology 3.0
* Computer Elective 1.5


Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200

Science Requirement

One natural/life science and one physical science course, one of which must include a lab component. See the "Course Classification and Description System" page of the catalog for a list of these courses.

Education (Ed)

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$21,094 - $44,911* With your 4-year degree

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Employers of NICC Alumni

Clayton Ridge School, Garnavillo, IA
Howard-Winn Schools, Cresco, IA
ISU Foundation, Ames, IA
Kaleidoscope Kids, West Union, IA
LaSalle Catholic School, Luxemburg, IA
Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar IA
Prodigy Child Development, Dubuque, IA
South Winneshiek, Calmar, IA
The Kid Project, Dyserville, IA
Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
Waukon Schools, Waukon, IA
Winneshiek County Extension, Decorah, IA

Sample Job Titles

Assistant Teacher
Para/Associate Education
Teacher's Aide

Education (Ed)

Additional Information:


Jeff Murphy, MA
Dean of Arts and Science, Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 235

Douglas Binsfeld
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext 207

Sam Townswick
Instructor, Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 336