Teacher Preparation Academy
The Teacher Preparation Academy is designed to provide the foundational preparation for students wanting to become an elementary, middle school, or high school teacher. The course work is designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in educational and developmental psychology, children’s literature, diverse learners, technology, math, and physical sciences, and liberal arts/humanities. Students will complete a 40-hour practicum in which an emphasis is placed on educational theory and the creation of a portfolio documenting the student’s understanding of the Iowa Teaching Standards. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in Elementary or Secondary Education.
Muscatine Community College
- For Academic Year 2021- 2022, this academy will be offered at: Muscatine Community
College Campus - 12:50 - 2:50 p.m. daily.
- Participating High Schools include: Muscatine, Wilton, West Liberty Columbus Junction,
Louisa Muscatine and Durant High Schools.
Teacher Preparation Academy
Term 1 - Fall, Junior or Senior Year of High School - taken at MCC, 7 credits
- SDV:130 Career Exploration, 1 credit
- MAT:117 Math for the Elementary Teacher (needed for Elem Ed) or MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits
- PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
Term 2 - Spring, Junior or Senior Year of High School - taken at MCC, 6 credits
- EDU:235 Children's Literature*, 3 credits
- PSY:121 Developmental Psychology, 3 credits
Term 3 - Fall, Senior Year of High School - taken at MCC, 6 credits
- EDU:213 Introduction to Education*, 3 credits
- ENG:105 Composition I, 3 credits
Term 4 - Spring, Senior Year of High School - taken at MCC, 6 credits
- SPC:112 Public Speaking, 3 credits
- PSY:281/EDU:240 Education Psychology*, 3 credits
*Students must earn a B grade or higher in educational courses for course to transfer into a teacher education program
Careers in Education
When we think of careers in education we usually think back to a favorite elementary, middle or high school teacher. But those are only some of the solid careers you can enter with an education degree.
Here’s some more:
- College professor
- Guidance counselor
- School psychologist
- Career counselor
- Juvenile corrections worker
- Family counselor
- Education consultant
- Admission counselor/recruiter
- Child life specialist
That doesn’t even include all the different areas in which you can teach. Pick your favorite subject and imagine being able to work in that field the rest of your life.
The best part of all these jobs, and many others not listed, is that the first year or two of classes is almost the same for all of them. That means you can start classes before making a final decision about which career will be your final choice.
For more information, contact our high school team.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email email@example.com or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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