Teacher Education

Your path to a teaching degree starts at SCC.

At SCC, our Teacher Education program is designed to empower aspiring educators with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today's diverse classrooms. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, hands-on practicum experiences, and mentorship from experienced faculty, students gain a deep understanding of educational theory and best practices.

Whether you're pursuing a career in early childhood education, elementary education, or secondary education, SCC provides the foundation for success in shaping the minds of future generations.

Why Teacher Education at SCC?

Make a Difference: Be the positive influence kids need during their crucial early years.

Versatile Career Pathways: Open doors to a variety of teaching roles, from childcare centers to preschools to elementary schools and beyond.

Take Advantage of Transfer Opportunities: Seamlessly transition to a four-year institution to pursue advanced degrees and certifications.

Get Hands-On Experience: Gain practical skills through real-world classroom experiences, including our childhood education center Corse Early Childhood Center.

Prepare for In-Demand Profession: Join a field with a high demand for qualified educators and childcare providers.

What you’ll learn

Classroom Management: Learn effective strategies to create a positive and organized learning environment that maximizes student engagement and minimizes disruptions.

Lesson Planning: Develop the ability to design engaging and student-centered lesson plans that cater to diverse learning styles and meet educational objectives.

Communication: Hone communication skills to effectively convey information, instructions, and feedback to students, parents, colleagues, and administrators.

Differentiation: Master the art of differentiating instruction to accommodate the diverse needs and abilities of students, ensuring every learner has the opportunity to succeed.

Collaboration: Cultivate collaborative skills to work effectively with fellow educators, support staff, parents, and community members to enhance the overall educational experience for students.

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A bachelor's degree. Right here.

Through a special partnership with Mount Mercy University, students who complete their SCC education transfer degree  can earn a bachelor's degree right here. MMU faculty bring the classes and learning experience to you!


What makes SCC unique

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    Corse Early Childhood Center

    Spend time in our learning lab at Burlington Community School District's Corse Early Childhood Center. Work in an actual school setting with children in this special hands-on lab.

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    Field trips & site visits

    We're about hands-on practice to complement classroom lectures. You'll visit schools and childcare centers - including Kiddie Campus childcare center... located just down the hall!

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    Specialized transfer degrees

    SCC maintains partnerships with a number of 4-year institutions so you can transfer to earn your bachelor's degree seamlessly.

Key classes you’ll take

  • Educational Foundations
  • Exceptional Learners
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Field Experience

What you can do after finishing this program

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Education partners

  • Great Prairie AEA
  • DHLW Early Childhood
  • KidZone Burlington
  • YMCA Head Start
  • Corse Early Childhood Center
  • Iowa Children First Early Childhood
  • Iowa Community Action
  • Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children

Programs of study

Elementary Education Transfer

Prepare to earn a degree in Elementary Education.


Secondary Education Transfer

Get started on your path to becoming a secondary education teacher.


Licensure Transfer

Enroll in additional general courses needed for your transfer degree.

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