Iowa State University Transfer Notes

Secondary Education Transfer Major, AA


Students are encouraged to use the following information while planning their associate’s degree at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. This information is intended to assist students in the transfer process to Iowa State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in secondary education after the completion of the associate’s degree.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in ISU’s Admissions Partnership Program.

  • ISU’s education programs require a grade of "C" or better in Communication courses (Written Composition I and II). If not achieved, the course(s) may need to be retaken at ISU.

  • ISU requires that students take an International Perspective course. This course does not have to be taken prior to transfer, however EICC does offer approved International Perspective courses: ANT:105, HIS:117, MUS:100, POL:121, POL:125, or REL:101

  • ISU requires that students take a US Diversity course. This course does not have to be taken prior to transfer, however EICC does offer approved US Diversity courses: EDU:235, PSY:261, or SOC:115.

  • Foreign Language requirement: Education majors can fulfill the foreign language requirement through 3 years in a single language in high school or 2 semesters in a single language in college.

  • Students pursuing Teacher Certification:

    • Contact ISU to determine minimum grade requirements and other admission criteria for the teacher education program.

    • Students pursuing secondary education teacher certification will major in a content area in which they want to teach. Students should work with ISU to select coursework that will fulfill requirements for their chosen teaching content area when selecting general education courses and electives required for the Transfer Major AA degree. In some instances, it may make sense for a student to select a Transfer Major Associate’s Degree in the content area they wish to teach.

EICC strongly recommends you contact your intended transfer institution for specific transfer information and course recommendations. Transfer Partners ultimately determine the transferability of courses and how they will apply toward bachelor degree progress. Completion of a Transfer Major, AA degree does not guarantee admission to a Transfer Partner. Transfer admission requirements are determined by Transfer Partners. EICC strongly recommends you contact your intended transfer institution for information about admission requirements.