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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.

I want a planned schedule...

For a full time applicant interested in a pre-determined schedule for program completion, you may want to consider the following start dates.

August 2014 October 2014

I need flexibility...

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 45 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a 9-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: 23
Level II credits: 14
Level III credits: Student Teaching 8
Required Credits for Elementary Education, 1st-8th Grade Teaching Certificate 45


LEVEL I: Prerequisites: Teacher Education Program Admission Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms and Enrollment at Rio Salado required.
Must pass all EDU coursework with a grade of B or better.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU285AA Education Program Seminar None 1
EDU287AA Master Teacher Seminar I None 1
EDU232* Serving K-12 English Language Learners (ELL) 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU270 Learning and the Brain None 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** 25 Hours Site-based 3
EDU235* The Exceptional Learner** 25 Hours Site-based 3
EDU271 Phonics Based Reading and Decoding 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU270AA Elementary Reading and Decoding** 10 Hours Site-based 3
* 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
EDU285AC* Education Perspectives None 1
EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III None 1
EDU251* Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL) 20 hours VIRTUAL 3
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 grade of B or better 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 nine weeks in the classroom)** Nine weeks*** 8
* 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 45
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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