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Secondary Education Grades 6-12

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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Students in the Secondary Education program are preparing to teach grades 6-12. This program requires 28-34 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a twelve-week student teaching experience. Secondary students must choose a content area for certification. In Arizona it is not required that students have a degree in the chosen content area, but they must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA/NES).

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Required Credits for Initial 3-year Provisional Secondary Certificate (6-12) w/approved content 28-34
Level I credits: 10-16
Level II credits: 10
Level III: Student Teaching Credits (In-Person full-time twelve-week experience) 8
Required Credits for Initial 3-year Provisional Secondary Certificate (6-12) w/approved content 28-34
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
EDO100-101PB Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs None 0
EDU235* The Exceptional Learner** 20 hours Site-based 3
EDU240*

Structured English Immersion Grades 6-12
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved provider (Transcript evaluation required)

NOTE:  If you have taken EDU220, EDU232,or EDU251 you do not need this class

0-3
EDU270* Learning and the Brain None 3
EDU276* Classroom Management and Behavioral Analysis** 20 Hours Site-based 3
EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I: Standards-Based Instruction
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
EDU270AB* Secondary Reading and Decoding 20 hours  3
EDU274* Understanding Adolescent Behavior in the Classroom** 20 hours Site-based***(grades 6-9) 3
EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III: Assessment None 1
EDU289* Secondary Methods and Curriculum Development None 1
Secondary Methods Content: CHOOSE ONLY ONE COURSE BELOW BASED ON APPROVED CONTENT FOR STUDENT TEACHING

EDU289AA*
OR
EDU289AB*
OR
EDU289AC*
OR
EDU289AD*
OR
EDU289AE*

Secondary Social Studies Methods and Curriculum Development (2)**
OR
Secondary Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development(2)**
OR
Secondary Science Methods and Curriculum Development(2)**
OR
Secondary English Methods and Curriculum Development(2)**
OR
Secondary Methods and Curriculum Development in Special Topics(2)**

15 hours Site-Based*** 2
* 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
LEVEL III : STUDENT TEACHING: Prerequisites –Completion of all Level I and Level II coursework with a 3.0 overall GPA and passage of AEPA Content Exam
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU288AB* Student Teaching Lab – Secondary (requires entire block for enrollment but only 12-weeks in the classroom)** twelve weeks*** 8


 
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
***Indicates that student teaching must be completed in approved content area
 
TOTAL CREDITS 28-34
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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