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Arts

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 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 Supervisor Rio Salado College

Start Date Course Course Title Credits Practicum
Sem 1
EDU285 Education Seminar 2
Sem 1
EFE260AC* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education I***
Grade not posted until all 1st semester coursework has been completed
3
Sem 1
EDU276 Classroom Management 3 In-Person Practicum
12 hours
Sem 2 EFE260AD* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education II***
Grade not posted until all 2nd semester coursework has been completed.
3
Sem 2 EDU260AA*

EDU260AB*
Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Elementary
OR
Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Secondary
4 10 Hours Field Experience Site-based
Sem 2 EDU287AA*
Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core ** 1
Sem 2 EFE260AD* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education II ** 3
     Total Required for Renewal 14-17  
***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. – 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 Salado 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
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
Sem 3
EDU260AA*
EDU260AB*
Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Elementary**
OR
Art Methods and Curriculum Development for Secondary**
4 10 hours Field Experience Site-based
Sem 4
EDU260AF* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Art Education IV*** 3
Sem 4
POS 220
POS 221
POS 222
U.S. and AZ Constitution (3 cr)
OR
Arizona Constitution (1 cr)
AND
U.S. Constitution (2 cr)
OR
U.S. and AZ Constitution – Passing AEPA Exam Score (transcript evaluation required)
0-3  
Sem 4 EDO 100-103 Alumni Orientation 0  
     Total 10-13  
     Total Program Credits 24-30  
***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