Secondary Education

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.)



We remember our high school days, prom, homecoming, basketball games and that teacher that made such an impact, that they changed our lives forever. Be that teacher! Indian Hills Community College is offering a Secondary Education Degree, leading to teacher licensure. This degree provides ample opportunity to observe in multiple classroom settings. Plus, you can complete the courses on campus or online. 

What you will gain:
  • The coursework in this pathway provides opportunities to determine a discipline focus.
  • This pathway prepares students to work as a teacher in a public or private educational setting.
  • Concepts and practices in coursework can be used in any classroom.
  • Student are prepared to evaluate technology that will enhance the learning process in all types of classrooms.
  • This pathway provides coursework that helps the student assess and explore diversity found in today’s classrooms.

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 Secondary Education 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!

vosDeb 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