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Welcome to Rio Salado College! The first step in your educational journey is to review your Bachelor's Degree Pathways options. The Bachelor’s Degree Pathways allows students to take 90+ credits at the Community College, earn an Associate of Arts Degree, take the Education classes for Arizona State Teacher Certification, and transfer to Northcentral University to complete 30 credits to earn a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.). This degree pathway is referred to as 90/30 or a 3+1 program.

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  • Elementary
    For students preparing to teach grades 1-8.
  • Secondary
    For students preparing to teach grades 6-12.
  • Special Education
    For students preparing to teach Special Education, K-12.

Not Sure of Your Goal or Program?

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Rio Salado’s Career and Counseling Services department offers courses to help you explore career choices and be successful in college.

  • CPD115 Creating College Success
  • CPD150 Strategies for College Success


For more tips and tools on how to be a successful student at Rio Salado College, visit Tips to Succeed.


Any student who registers for an EDU prefix in the degree pathway must have a current IVP fingerprint card.

For additional information please see the Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree Pathway and Student Handbook page

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