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Elementary Education Grades 1- 8

Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

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You may want to choose a program where you can build your own timeline. Students in the Elementary Education program are preparing to teach grades 1-8. This program requires 38-44 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a twelve-week (45 instructional days) full-time student teaching experience. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA/NES).
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Level I credits: 20-26
Level II credits: 10
Level III credits: Student Teaching 8
Required Credits for Elementary Education, 1st-8th Grade Teaching Certificate 38-44


LEVEL I: Prerequisites: Educator Preparation Program Admission Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms and Enrollment at Rio Salado required.
All classes must meet the 3.0 overall GPA.  Courses with a final grade of “D” or“F” must be retaken regardless of GPA. 
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs - Available January 2016 None 0
EDU235* The Exceptional Learner** 25 Hours Site-based 3
EDU251*

Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL)
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved vendor(Transcript evaluation required)
OR
Structured English Immersion Exam(AEPA/NES Exam Passing Score-Anticipated 2016-2017)
NOTE:  If you have taken EDU220 or EDU232, you do not need EDU251.

20 hours VIRTUAL 0-3
EDU270* Learning and the Brain None 3
EDU270AA* Elementary Reading and Decoding** 10 Hours Site-based 3
EDU271* Phonics Based Reading and Decoding 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU272* Educational Psychology
Note: For post-baccalaureate students, the course prerequisite is met with a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university.
None 3
EDU276* Classroom Management and Behavioral Analysis** 25 Hours Site-based 3
EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core None 1
POS220
OR
POS221
AND
POS222
OR
U.S. and AZ Constitution (3)
OR
Arizona Constitution (1)
AND
U.S. Constitution (2)
OR
AEPA Exam Passing Score on the Constitution of the United States and Arizona Exam (Transcript evaluation required)
  0-3
EDO100-102 Student Teaching Orientation   0
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
**Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment


LEVEL II: Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and FORMAL ADMISSION to Level II along with passing AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge exam.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III: Assessment None 1
EDU290* Science Methods and Curriculum Development** 20 hours Site-based*** 3
EDU293* Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development** 20 hours Site-based*** 3
EDU295* Social Studies Methods and Curriculum Development** 20 hours Site-based*** 3
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
**Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that site-based field experience MUST be done in the content area as described in the course title


LEVEL III: STUDENT TEACHING: Prerequisites –Completion of all Level I and Level II coursework with a 3.0 overall GP and passage of AEPA Elementary Content Exam
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU288AA* Student Teaching Lab – Elementary (requires entire block for enrollment but only twelve weeks in the classroom)** Twelve weeks*** 8
EDO100-103 Alumni Orientation Available Spring 2016   0
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that Site-based Field Experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification
 
TOTAL CREDITS 38-44
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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