Elementary Education | AA - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Elementary Education | AA

Elementary Education | AA

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

The Elementary Education Transfer Major is for those of you who plan to become teachers in elementary schools. This program provides a broad base of general education knowledge while also laying the foundation for a successful experience in the education field. The Elementary Education Transfer Major was designed in conjunction with the Iowa Regents Universities to assist those who wish to transfer into elementary education programs.  

This program of study may also be followed by those who 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

Career Options

A degree in elementary education prepares students for licensure to teach kindergarten through sixth grade and includes opportunities to specialize in teaching a specific area such as art, language arts, or reading.

Required Classes for Elementary Education | AA

SDV-108 The College Experience 1
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts 4
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
EDU-210 Foundation of Education 3
ENG-105 Composition I 3
GEO-121 World Regional Geography 3
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3
MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
BIO-105 Introductory Biology 4
ENG-106 Composition II 3
EDU-240 Educational Psychology 3
PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science 4
HIS-151 US History to 1877 3
EDU-245 Exceptional Learner 3
ART-101 Art Appreciation 3
SOC-108 Fundamentals of Diversity 3
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
LIT-105 Children's Literature 3
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU-218 Initial Field Experience 2
MUS-100 Music Appreciation 3


Entrance Requirements

  • 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.