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Secondary Education Grades 6-12

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 Secondary Education program are preparing to teach grades 6 - 12. This program requires 28-34 instructional days including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as 8 credits of student teaching experience. Secondary students must choose a content area for certification. In Arizona, it is not required that students have a degree in the chosen content area, but they 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** 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

Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs (TIR)
0  


Start Date Course Course Title Credits Practicum
Sem 1 EDU256AC* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education I**
Note: Grade will not be posted until all 1st semester coursework has been completed.
2
Sem 1 EDU276* Classroom Management and Behavioral Analysis ** 3 In-Person Field Experience 12 hours
Sem 1 EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core 1
Sem 1 EDU289* Secondary Methods and Curriculum Development** 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)
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 Virtual
Practicum 10 hours
Sem 2 EDU256AD* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education II**
Note: Grade will not be posted until all 2nd semester coursework has been completed.
2
Sem 2 EDU274* Understanding Adolescent Behavior in the Classroom** 3 Virtual
Practicum
5 hours
Sem 2 EDU289xx*

Secondary Methods and Curriculum Development

(Choose most appropriate course module: AA, AB, AC, AD, or AE)**
2 In-Person Field Experience
5 hours
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 14-20  
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 Secondary 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 Field Experience
Sem 3 EDU235*

The Exceptional Learner**

Note: If you have taken EDU272, you do not need EDU235.
3 In-Person Field Experience
12 hours
Sem 3 EDU256AE* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education III**
Note: Grade will not be posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2
Sem 3 EDU287AC* Master Teacher Seminar III: Assessment 1  
Sem 4 EDU256AF* Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab - Secondary Education IV**
Note: Grade will not be posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2  
Sem 4 EDU270* Learning and the Brain 3
Sem 4 EDU270AB* Secondary Reading and Decoding** 3 Virtual
Practicum
10 hours
Sem 4 EDO100-103 Alumni Orientation ( Available Spring 2016) 0  
     Total 14  
     Total Program Credits 28-34  
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


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