Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Two students work on auto grinder within a industrial technology lab.

Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Subject Area: Liberal Arts and Transfer

Award: Associate of Science

Minimum Credits: Dependent on UIU requirements

Location: Calmar

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

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An innovative 2+2 program is available through a partnership between Northeast Iowa Community College and Upper Iowa University (UIU). You can earn an Associate of Science degree from NICC and a bachelor's degree in Secondary Teacher Education with a 7-12 teaching endorsement in Industrial Technology from UIU.

NICC provides courses in general education and the five areas of technical skills required by the Iowa Department of Education: construction, energy and power, graphic communications, manufacturing and transportation. After your course work at NICC, you will complete your bachelor's degree requirements at UIU with general education and teacher education courses.

This program is designed for students who desire the challenges and rewards of educating the future citizens and leaders of our country. A tremendous need exists for qualified industrial technology teachers in grades 7-12, with demand far exceeding supply. This program will accommodate you if you are just beginning your college education as well as if you have already taken college course work or even obtained a college degree. You should consult with the department dean for specific course requirements at NICC and UIU.

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Transfer Information

The Industrial Technology Teacher Education program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below.  Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements.  Learn more about transferring from NICC.


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240