Interested in being part of the social and intellectual development of children? How about being a coach? The education field might be a great fit for you! Teachers play an essential role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children in their formative years. SCC has a program for whichever age of student you’d like to work with. No matter which program you choose, teachers provide the tools and the environment for their students to develop into responsible citizens.

  • SCC’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is designed to prepare students to secure one of the many careers available in early childhood education.
  • SCC’s Elementary Education AA and Secondary Education AA degree transfer majors prepare students with a foundation in education principles and expose them to complex problems and relations in the field of education.

Academy Locations

SCC West Burlington Campus

Fall 24 EDU-240 Educational Psychology
EDU-235 Children's Literature
ECE-103 Intro to Early Childhood Education
Spring 25 EDU-245 Exceptional Learners
ECE-170 Child Growth & Development

Participating high schools

Select EDU/ECE courses are available at these high schools during the 24-25 school year:

  • Central Lee
  • New London
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Danville

For complete details about courses available at your high school, contact your guidance counselor.

What can I do after high school?

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Contact Us

Michael Conrad

High schools served:
Burlington, Notre Dame, VIBE, Mediapolis, and Wapello
(319) 208-5720

April Gerst

High schools served:
West Burlington, Danville, New London, Ft Madison, Holy Trinity, home school and out-of-state
(319) 208-5277

Sierra Hase

High schools served:
Mt Pleasant, WACO, and Winfield-Mt Union
(319) 208-5007

Abby Herriman

High schools served:
Central Lee, Keokuk, Clark County, home school and out-of-state
(319) 313-1929