Focus Area: Education

With a degree in the Education Focus Area from Indian Hills you’ll be the head of the class with an A+ career!

Campus Elementary Education: Ottumwa Campus
Secondary Education: Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Physical Education: Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)


Why work with stressed out adults when you can fill your days with fun, enthusiastic, and curious youngsters? Leave a lasting legacy on our world by jumping into a Life.Changing. career in education with Indian Hills Community College!  The Education focus area covers three areas of interest: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Physical Education. If you are pursuing a degree in education, you can usually expect to find work as a teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Further career options include guidance counselor, educational consultant, educational administration, coaching and other careers connected to both public and private school systems. After graduation you will have gained a foundational knowledge and understanding that will prepare you to continue your education at a four-year college!

Teaching isn’t for everyone, but if the classroom is calling you might just have what it takes!


What you will learn:
  • To identify educational job options and careers
  • To identify characteristics of effective teaching
  • To examine learner differences and develop and apply strategies to promote learning
  • To assess the principles of effective classroom management
  • To develop critical thinking and communication skills


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of this Focus Area below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as an Elementary Teacher, P.E. Teacher, or High School Teacher! 


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Don Waltenberger, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
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