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Elementary Education Grades 1-8

The Teacher-In-Residence intern program allows students who already hold a bachelor's degree to receive employment in a classroom while simultaneously completing their education coursework toward certification.

Students in the Elementary Education program are preparing to teach grades 1-8. This program requires 45 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as 8 credits of full-time student teaching. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a federally-approved content exam (AEPA/NES).

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
Completion of SEI workshop or course below Student

Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
EDU232* Serving K-12 English Language Learners (ELL) 3 Virtual
Practicum 20 hours
EDU251* Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL) 3 Virtual
Practicum 10 hours
Complete 1 course or equivalent workshop* to obtain Intern Certificate. Second course MUST be completed prior to completion of the TIR program.

*Workshop hours must be converted to college credit prior to completion of the TIR program.

Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
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

Start Date Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
Fall I EDU285* Education Program Seminar 2
Fall I EDU255AC* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education I**
Grade not posted until all 1st semester coursework has been completed
2
Fall I EDU276* Classroom Management** 3 In-Person Field Experience
12 hours
Fall I EDU271* Phonics Based Reading/Decoding** 3 10 hours
tutoring
young/emerging
reader
Fall I EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I
Induction Program
1
Fall I EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III
(Induction Program)
1
Spring I EDU255AD* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education II**
Grade not posted until all 2nd semester coursework has been completed.
2
Spring I EDU293* Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
Spring I EDU295* Social Studies Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
Spring I EDU272* Educational Psychology 3
     Total Required for Renewal 23   
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
Fall I EDU255AE* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education III**
Grade is not posted unless all coursework has been completed with a "B" or better
2
Fall I EDU235* The Exceptional Learner** 3 In-Person Field Experience
12 hours
Fall I EDU270AA* Elementary Reading and Decoding** 3 In-Person Field Experience
5 hours
Spring I EDU255AF* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education IV**
Grade is not posted unless all coursework has been completed with a B” or better.
3
           
Spring I EDU290* Science Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
Spring I EDU270* Learning and the Brain 3
     Total 16  
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
RSC official transcript Student

Additional Requirements to be completed within 3yrs. of Initial Certification (EC/Intern/Provisional)
Start Date Course Course Title Credits Field Experience

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