Education (Secondary)

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

You love the energy of high-school-age kids and want to help them succeed. A career as a secondary education teacher might be right for you. The Education (Secondary) program is your first step toward a rewarding teaching career.

hours of in-classroom observation and training

This program features more class involvement, in-classroom observation, and training than most comparable programs. It helps you confirm that secondary education is right for you and helps you choose the subject you’d like to teach. 

A Quality Education

Courses involve 15 hours of observation in a Pre-K-12 classroom and 40-50 hours in a classroom working with teachers and students.

Get Involved

Network with secondary education teachers and peers interested in elementary education.

Career Opportunities

Teacher in grades 9-12 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
Phi Theta Kappa and Beyond: Hanna’s Passion
Jenessa: From Medicine to Music
Julie’s Journey: Finding Her Fresh Start and Achieving Success

This program helps confirm for the student that education is the right career path, and it also helps them confirm the grade level and the subject area they want to teach.

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

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

Turn your talent for teaching teenagers into a rewarding and fulfilling profession. Talk to an Admissions representative 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 Elementary (Secondary) Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm