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50+ Encore Programs

Rio Salado College offers online teacher certification to eligible adults (age 50 and older) who are interested in re-careering and pursuing teaching positions in early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education and arts education.

Based on your area of interest, experience, educational background and previous employment, you may enroll in one of following three online teacher certification programs:

  • Post Baccalaureate Teacher Prep for those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher and may be working fulltime.
  • Teacher in Residence Intern Program for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree or higher to receive employment in a classroom while simultaneously completing their education coursework toward certification.
  • Undergraduate Teacher Education for candidates who do not have a college degree.