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Computer Science & eLearning Design

Student Information

Rio Salado College offers an eLearning Design Specialist program for K-12 teachers interested in working with students online. You will learn how to custom design and deliver online content including courses, educational technology, learner engagement, online assessments and more.

Completion of 30 credit hours from the ELN courses listed below will satisfy the Arizona Department of Education requirement for a Computer Science endorsement. Both ELN112 and ELN113 must be included and applied toward the 30 credit hours.

Arizona Department of Education Requirements

  1. Completed Application for Endorsement (submit upon completion of required coursework)
  2. Appropriate Fee (see application for endorsement)
  3. One of the following:
    1. A photocopy of your valid IVP fingerprint card (plastic) issued on or after January 1, 2008
    2. A photocopy of your valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card (plastic) issued prior to January 1, 2008
  4. A valid Arizona Elementary, Secondary or Special Education certificate.
  5. Thirty (30) semester hours of courses to include:
    1. One course in the methods of teaching Computer Science at the elementary level.
    2. One course in the methods of teaching Computer Science at the secondary level.
  6. One of the following:
    • Twenty-four (24) semester hours of courses in the Computer Science content area.
    • A valid comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Submit a notarized copy of the certificate.
    • Master's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science.

Get Started

Rio Salado College welcomes you to a dynamic learning opportunity where you will receive hands-on experience in the classroom. Rio's Endorsement courses are designed "for teachers, by teachers."

  • Must call Rio Salado College to register for Endorsement courses at 480-517-8580.
  • Must provide proof of a bachelor's degree or teaching certificate before registering.
  • Read about the In-person Field Experience Requirements of this program.
  • Read about Computer Science at the Arizona Department of Education.


Courses Specific to K-12 Teachers: All classes are 8-weeks!

Course Course Title Credits
ELN100* Foundations of eLearning Design for K-12 3
ELN103* K-12 eLearning Technology and Media 3
ELN105* Classroom Management in K-12 eLearning 3
ELN106* Discipline and Behavior in K-12 eLearning 3
ELN107* Parent Communication and Involvement in K-12 eLearning 3
ELN108* Legal Issues in K-12 eLearning 3
ELN109* Engaging K-12 eLearners 3
ELN111* K-12 eLearning Environments 3
ELN112* Methods of Building and Facilitating eLearning 9-12 3
ELN113* Methods of Building and Facilitating eLearning K-8 3
ELN121* Evaluating K-12 eLearning 3
ELN122* K-12 eLearning Assessment Creation 3
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites