Education (Elementary)

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

You have a love of teaching children. Transform that love into a career in Elementary Education. Learn how children explore their world and how to help them become successful learners.

clinical hours spent working in classrooms with teachers and students

One of the best ways to learn to teach children is to spend time in the classroom. The core of the program is observing and working with professional teachers in elementary schools.

A Quality Education

The Education (Elementary) program combines a foundational education curriculum with in-classroom learning experiences. Not all colleges get students into elementary classrooms this early in their college career.

Get Involved

Network with elementary school teachers and other students interested in elementary education.

Career Opportunities

Teacher in grades 1-6 in private or public schools.


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Andrea Walton
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Julie’s Journey: Finding Her Fresh Start and Achieving Success

This program helps students confirm for themselves that education is the right career path. It also helps students confirm the grade level and subject they want to teach.

Kelly Funke, Professor, Education
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Education (Elementary) Program?

Turn your talent for teaching children into a rewarding and fulfilling career. Talk to one of our Admissions representatives to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Student success advisors are available to help.

What Can I Expect As an Education (Elementary) Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm