Early Childhood Teacher Licensure

Be a leader! Educate children of the 21st century! Teach skills and provide knowledge that helps children prepare and excel in the future! Life.Changing.

Campus Ottumwa, Centerville Campus, and Online
Entry Term Fall, Winter, and Spring
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts Degree in Education (A.A.)


It is amazing to see young children learn!  Do you want to be a person that guides and educates small children?  Indian Hills Community College offers an Early Childhood Licensure Teacher Licensure, preparing the student to become a licensed teacher with the Iowa Department of Education.  Courses in this degree are designed to transfer to any institution of higher learning.  Courses may be offered online and on campus. 

What you will gain:
  • Students complete a field experience component, which puts them in real time classrooms.
  • This coursework prepares students to teach in a Preschool through third grade public or private educational setting.
  • This pathway helps to develop critical thinking and communication skills.
  • This pathway encourages networking and inspires innovative teaching strategies for the classroom.


Education Outcomes 2020

  1. The student will examine the impact historical events, perspectives and history overall has had on education.
  2. The student will develop critical thinking skills.
  3. The student will evaluate current trends or issues that could impact educating children.
  4. The student will determine the use of technology in effective teaching.
  5. The student will discuss and analyze personal competencies needed to be a professional educator.
  6. The student will elaborate on the diversity found in education.


Ready to take your education to the next level?

Check out the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career.


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Note: Please be aware that there are unique pre–employment qualifications for positions in this field, which may include passing extensive criminal and character background checks, physical requirements, polygraph testing, oral boards, drug screening, and/or other requirements pertinent to current hiring practices.

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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Deb!

debraDeb Vos, Program Director, Education and Social Sciences
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111 ext. 1835 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1835