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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 (45 instructional days) 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 (7-12) 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
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs 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
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
EDU270AB* Secondary Reading and Decoding 10 hours VIRTUAL 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 2

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)**

20 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 nine 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 student teaching must be completed in approved content area
 
TOTAL CREDITS 28-34
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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