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Special Education K-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.

Changes to Special Education Program required by Arizona Department of Education

Current students that do not complete their program and/or receive their certification before
December 31, 2015 will need to complete two additional Special Education classes.

  • Language Development and Disorders (2 credits)
  • Collaboration/Communication in Special Education (1 credit)

Beginning January 2016, Arizona will be offering only two Special Education certificates. 

  1. Mild to Moderate Specialist
  2. Severe to Profound Specialist.

 Rio Salado will only offer the Mild to Moderate certification.

Online college credit coursework is available in the following areas: