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Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3

The Teacher-In-Residence intern program allows students who already hold a bachelor's degree to complete their certification coursework while, simultaneously, being employed in a classroom. All TIR students are also required to participate in an induction program (webinars, blogs, flip camera submissions and formal evaluations).

Students in the Early Childhood Education program are preparing to teach children from birth through third grade. This program requires 41-47 credits, including in-person field experiences in many of the courses, an internship at the preschool level AND a K-3 Student Teaching experience. Students must show content proficiency by passing a state-approved content exam (AEPA/NES).  Students must be employed as the teacher of record in a kindergarten classroom through third grade classroom.

**NOTE: Must be full-time in a K-3rd placement.  Birth-Preschool Internship must be completed during the summer.  Can not be in a full-time Preschool placement for the school year.  

Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Completed Intern application
Student
If outside of Maricopa County - check to Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for $60 per content area + $60 for provisional SEI. Student
Valid fingerprint clearance card** Student
Formal admissions packet to Rio Salado, including transcripts* Student
Passing score on AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge Student
Employment Verification Form School District
ADE Intern Acknowledgement Form Student
Signature from Rio Salado regarding enrollment in Teacher-In-Residence program Rio Salado College
Designated Rio Salado Supervisor Rio Salado College

Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Teacher in Residence Programs 0  



Start Date Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
Sem 1 EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core
1
Sem 1 EEP250* Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development** 3 5 Hour Field Experience Site-based
Sem 1 EEP266* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in Language Arts – Birth to Age Eight** 1 2 Hour Field Experience Site-based
Sem 1 EFE297AC* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab – K-3 Level I** 1
Sem 1 EEP276* Standard, Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors Birth to Age Eight**a 3 In-Person Field Experience
5 hours
Sem 2 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.
0-3 Virtual
Practicum 10 hours
Sem 2 EEP244* Early Childhood Introduction to the Exceptional Child** 3 In-Person Field Experience
5 hours
Sem 2 EEP260* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Math – Birth to Age Eight** 3 In-Person Field Experience
6 hours
Sem 2 EEP262* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Science – Birth to Age Eight 2  6 Hours Field Experience Site-based (K-3rd Gr)
Sem 2 EFE297AD* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - K-3 Level II 1  
Summer 1 POS220
OR
POS221
AND
POS222

 

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  
     Total Required for Renewal 18-24
 
Rio TIR staff will register you for all courses. You will have 10 days after notification of registration to make payment arrangements.

Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Completion of 50% of program coursework – one month prior to intern certificate expiration. Student
Application for extension of intern certificate –submit to Rio Salado Student
If not already completed, register for Elementary Professional Knowledge portion of AEPA/NES.  Passing scores to Rio prior to end of Year 2. Student
Submit RSC transcript for application extension. Student
RSC must provide proof of satisfactory progress. Rio Salado College

Start Date Course Course Title Credits Practicum
Sem 3 EEP240* Early Childhood Foundations** 3 In-Person Field Experience
5 hours
Sem 3 EEP264* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Social Studies – Birth to Age Eight** 1 In-Person Field Experience
2 hours
Sem 3 EFE297AE* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - K-3 Level III
1  
Sem 3 EEP224* Childhood Development: Prenatal to Age Eight 3 5 Hour Field Experience Site-based (Infant / Toddler / PreK)
Sem 4 EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III: Assessment 1  
Sem 4 EEP242* Early Childhood Guidance and Management** 3 5 Hour Field Experience Site-based
Sem 4 EEP246* Early Childhood Culture, Community, Family and the Child 3  
Sem 4 EEP268* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in the Arts – Birth to Age Eight 1  
Sem 4 EFE297AF* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - K-3 Level IV
1  
Summer 2 EEP289* Internship: Early Childhood Infant, Toddler, Preschool 4  
Summer 2 EDO100-103 Alumni Orientation
0
    Total 39-45  
Rio TIR staff will register you for all courses. You will have 10 days after notification of registration to make payment arrangements.

Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Complete Institutional Recommendation (IR) for certification Rio Salado

* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.