Monday, January 20, 2014
Iowa Wesleyan College and Indian Hills Community College participated in a signing ceremony on Monday, January 20 on the Indian Hills campus and announced a new partnership in the Early Childhood Education discipline. Students who have completed their Associate of Applied Science degree from Indian Hills Community College will now be able to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education at Iowa Wesleyan College through a smooth and seamless transition process.
This allows those interested in a career in Early Childhood Education to obtain teacher licensure in order to teach preschool or kindergarten.
“There are many jobs available to a student with an A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education, such as teaching at a private childcare facility or school, becoming a nanny, or opening a childcare program in the home,” said Becky Beckner, Ph.D., associate professor of education and chair of the Teacher Education Program at IWC. “By completing two more years of school to obtain the B.S. degree in Education at Iowa Wesleyan, the student can become licensed to teach in a public school.”
Beckner further explained that the required coursework at Iowa Wesleyan can be taken in the evening, which allows these students the opportunity to begin their careers upon completion of the A.A.S. degree while continuing their education.
More information on the IWC Early Childhood Education program is available at
For more information, contact Dr. Becky Beckner at 319-385-6311 or Rebecca.Beckner@iwc.edu.