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Middle School Endorsement

Middle School Endorsement
Grades 5-9

Student Information

Endorsement requires:

This Endorsement may expand the grades a teacher is authorized to teach on an Elementary or Secondary certificate.  This endorsement does not make the person highly qualified.

  • Valid Arizona Fingerprint clearance card (plastic) issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Valid Arizona Provisional or Standard teaching certificate (elementary or secondary)
  • Six semester hours of courses in middle grade education
  • Practicum or one year of verified teaching experience in grades 5-9
    (verified by letter from District Superintendent or Personnel Director)

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 requirements of this program.
  • Read about endorsements and certifications at the Arizona Department of Education.
  • Courses


    Course Title Credit
    Teaching in the Middle School 3
    Adolescent Behavior 3
    Middle Grade Practicum (Note: Requires own classroom to complete) 3

    Online coursework is available in the following areas:

    • Science
    • Math
    • English
    • Social Studies
    • Fine Arts
    • Business

    For specific course descriptions, see our schedule.