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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 Fine Arts program are preparing to teach grades K-12. This program requires 34 credits including in-person field experiences in both elementary and secondary teaching methods 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).

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 Subject Knowledge Student
Completion of SEI workshop or course below Student

Course Course Title Credits Practicum
EDU220 Introduction to Serving 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.
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
**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 Practicum
Fall I EDU285 Education Seminar 2
Fall I EFE260AC* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education I***
Grade not posted until all 1st semester coursework has been completed
3
Fall I EDU276 Classroom Management 3 In-Person Practicum
12 hours
Spring I EFE260AD* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education II***
Grade not posted until all 2nd semester coursework has been completed.
3
Spring I EDU260AA* Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Elementary 4 In-Person Practicum
10 hours
OR      
Spring I EDU260AB* Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Secondary 4 Virtual Practicum
10 hours
     Total Required for Renewal 15  
***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.
Passing scores to Rio Saldado 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 EFE260AE Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education III***
Grade is not posted unless all coursework has been completed with a "B" or better
3
Spring I EDU260AA* Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Elementary 4 In-Person Practicum
10 hours
Spring I EDU260AB* Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Secondary 3 Virtual Practicum
10 hours
Spring I EDU260AF* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education IV***
Grade not posted until all 2nd semester coursework has been completed.
3
Spring I EDU272* Educational Psychology 3  
     Total 13  
***Rio TIR staff will register you for all courses. You will have 10 days after notification of registration to make payment arrangements.

Participation in the Induction Program is mandatory for all TIR students. If you wish to receive credit for this program please notify a TIR staff member and you will be enrolled in the following two courses.
Start Date Course Course Title Credits Practicum

EDU287AA Master Teacher Seminar I
Induction Program
1

EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III
Induction Program
1

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 Practicum

POS222 U.S. Constitution 2

POS221 Arizona Constitution 1