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Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3

The Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) intern program allows students who already hold a bachelor's degree to complete their certification coursework while, simultaneously, being employed in a kindergarten through third grade 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 39-45 credits, including in-person field experiences in many of the courses, an internship at the birth through preschool level AND a K-3 student teaching experience. Students must show content proficiency by passing a state-approved content exam (AEPA/NES) or qualify for appropriate subject knowledge waiver through the Arizona Department of Education. Students must be employed as the teacher of record in a kindergarten through third grade classroom.

**NOTE: Must be a contracted  K-3rd teacher.  Birth-preschool internship must be completed during the summer.  Can not be employed in a full-time preschool placement for the school year.  

Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Completed Rio Salado College Admission
Student
Completed TIR Program Admission Application
Student

Potential intern teacher candidates may enroll in a no-cost orientation course to learn more about the program. After enrolling in Rio Salado College and obtaining your MEID, contact 480-517-8140 to register.

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

After receiving formal admission into the TIR program, candidates will be enrolled in the courses below.

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 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based
Sem 1 EEP266* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in Language Arts – Birth to Age Eight** 1 None
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** 3 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based

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
 20 Hours Virtual
Sem 2 EEP244* Early Childhood Introduction to the Exceptional Child** 3 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based Preschool or Kindergarten through Third Grade***
Sem 2 EEP260* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Math – Birth to Age Eight** 3 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based
Sem 2 EEP262* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Science – Birth to Age Eight 2 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based 
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 by end of first year Student
If not already completed, register for early childhood subject knowledge and Professional Knowledge portion of AEPA/NES.  Passing scores to Rio prior to end of Year 2. Student
RSC must provide proof of satisfactory progress. Rio Salado College

Start Date Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
Sem 3 EEP240* Early Childhood Foundations** 3 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based Preschool***
Sem 3 EEP264* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Social Studies – Birth to Age Eight** 1 10 Hours Field Experience Site- based 
Sem 3 EFE297AE* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - K-3 Level III
1  
Sem 3 EEP224* Childhood Development: Prenatal to Age Eight 3 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based***
Infant / Toddler / Preschool***
Sem 4 EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III: Assessment 1  
Sem 4 EEP242* Early Childhood Guidance and Management** 3 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based Preschool***
Sem 4 EEP246* Early Childhood Culture, Community, Family and the Child 3 10 Hours Field Experience
Site-based Preschool***
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  60 Hours Field Experience Site-based Infant/Toddler/Preschool
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.
*** Indicates that site-based Field Experiences must be completed at the age identified.