Today’s educators shape tomorrow’s leaders. How will you help shape the future generations?

Pathway Description

The education pathway provides orientation and background for future teachers by introducing them to the demands and standards of the profession. Students in the pathway will be given guidance to make helpful decisions about entering the teaching field. All students should be aware that the requirements of transfer institutions vary and that the standards of the Iowa Department of Education specify differing preparations for elementary and secondary school teachers.

Key Competencies

  • Understand the challenges & issues in education today
  • Understand school organization, funding, curriculum, professionalism, legal issues, effective teacher characteristics
  • Develop interpersonal & intergroup relation skills
  • Understand the techniques of coaching, sports psychology, anatomy, and injury prevention


View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

Year 3:

  • 8600 Foundations of Education (1)
  • 8653 Human Relations for Class Teacher (1)

Year 4:

  • 6610 Coaching Ethics, Techniques & Theory (.5)
  • 6611 Athletic Development & Human Growth (.5)
  • 6612 Body Structure and Function (.5)
  • 6613 Athletic Injury Prevention (.5)

Total College Credits:

10 + coaching certification


K-12 Educator Salary Range: $41,546 – $79,946

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher