Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure | AA - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure | AA

Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure | AA

Associate of Arts
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Transfer Options

The Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer major is for those of you who plan to become teachers of children from birth to third grade. This program provides a broad base of general education knowledge while also laying the foundation for a successful experience in the early childhood education field. The Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure Transfer Major was designed in conjunction with the Iowa Regents Universities to assist you in transferring into early childhood teacher licensure programs.

This program of study may also be followed if you wish to transfer to another college or university, but it is critical that you confer with your intended transfer institution early in your academic career. Completing this AA program does not make you eligible for Iowa teacher licensure. You must transfer in order to complete a Bachelor's degree and a state-approved teacher preparation program.

Meet Your Advisor

Nancy McMahon
Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment https://www2.witcc.edu/admissions/nancy

Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

2 + 2 Transfer Agreements

Transfer your Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure | AA major to the following program(s):

Career Options

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

Required Classes for Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure | AA

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ENG 105 Composition I 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
ECE 103 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
MAT 117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
BIO 105 Introductory Biology 4
ENG 106 Composition II 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
ECE 133 Child Health, Safety & Nutrition 3
PHS 120 Exploring Physical Science 4
HIS 151 US History to 1877 OR  3
POL 111 American National Government 3
EDU 245 Exceptional Learner OR 3
ECE 287 Exceptional Learner 3
ECE 158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
SOC 108 Fundamentals of Diversity 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
LIT 105 Children's Literature 3
EDU 255 Technology in the Classroom 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation 3
ECE 243 Early Childhood Guidance 3
ECE 159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3

Entrance Requirements

  • Verification of high school, GED or HSED official transcript.
  • Submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 22.
  • If you do not have ACT scores, you will need to complete the ALEKS math assessment.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Weber
Jennifer Weber
Administrative Program Coordinator
Sioux City Campus, Room A22L
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,608.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,672.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.