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Elementary Education Grades K-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. All TIR students are required to participate in an Induction Program (webinars, blogs, flip camera submissions and formal evaluations).

Students in the Elementary Education program are preparing to teach grades K-8. This program requires 37-43 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 content knowledge 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. Student
Valid fingerprint clearance card** Student
Formal admissions packet to Rio Salado, including transcripts* showing a minimum 3.0 GPA 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 Program 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 EDU255AC Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education I**
Grade not posted until all 1st semester coursework has been completed
2
Sem 1 EDU271 Phonics Based Reading and Decoding** 3 10 hours Tutoring Field Experience
VIRTUAL
Sem 1 EDU276 Classroom Management and Behavioral Analysis ** 3 12 hours
Field Experience Site-based
Sem 1 EDU287AA Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core
1
Sem 2 EDU251 Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL)(3)
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved vendor (Transcript evaluation required)
           
0-3 Virtual
Practicum 10 hours
Sem 2 EDU255AD Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education II**
Grade not posted until all 2nd semester coursework has been completed.
2
Sem 2 EDU293 Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
Sem 2 EDU295 Social Studies Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
Summer 1 EDU272 Educational Psychology 3
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 20-26   
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 with a minimum 3.0 GPA including transfer credits. Student

Start Date Course Course Title Credits Practicum
Sem 3 EDU235 The Exceptional Learner** 3 In-Person Field Experience
12 hours
Sem 3 EDU255AE Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education III**
Grade is not posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2
Sem 3 EDU270AA Elementary Reading and Decoding** 3 In-Person Field Experience
5 hours
Sem 3 EDU287AC Master Teacher Seminar III: Assessment 1  
Sem 4 EDU255AF Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Elementary Education IV**
Grade is not posted unless all coursework has been completed with a B” or better.
2
           
Sem 4 EDU270 Learning and the Brain 3  
Sem 4 EDU290 Science Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
    Total 17  
    Total Program Credits 37-43  
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 that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.