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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Transfer Major

Location(s): Calmar, Peosta

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Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term

Award: Associate of Arts degree

Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process  

The Associate of Arts Secondary Education Transfer Major provides a course of study which will transfer to specific four-year colleges and universities within Iowa. You will take courses in science, communication, math, humanities, social science and required education subject areas in preparation to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.

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

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences using various methods.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in problem-solving, logical thinking, and the application of mathematical processes.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply fundamental concepts in the natural sciences.
  • Students will understand the methods and models by which the social sciences study individuals, cultures, and societies.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures, historical viewpoints, and global perspectives.
  • Students will locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information.

General Degree Requirements

  1. The Associate of Arts degree will include a minimum of 60 semester hours of courses designed and acceptable for transfer, and may include up to 16 semester hours of career-technical courses. Note: Students not ready to begin college/transfer level writing and math courses may need additional prerequisite coursework that requires them to exceed the 60 credit hours minimum.
  2. Students transferring an Associate of Arts degree to a public university must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all graded arts and sciences courses acceptable for transfer.
  3. A 2.0 cumulative GPA and a passing grade in all required courses.
  4. Earn a minimum of 15 credit hours at NICC that meet degree requirements.
  5. Completion of SDV 179  - The College Experience course.

General Education Core Requirements

Humanities: 12 Credits

Math and Science: 10 Credits

Minimum of one math and one science course (transfer level): BIO, CHM, ENV, MAT, PHS, PHY. One science course must include a lab component.

Social Science: 9 Credits

Elective(s): 20 Credits

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