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Educator Preparation Programs

Educator Preparation Programs

Bachelor's Degree Pathways

Bachelor's Degree Pathways

You have no college credits or  a few and looking to finish an associate’s or transfer pathway in education.

 Post Baccalaureate Programs - Traditional

Post Baccalaureate Programs - Traditional

You have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university and want to become a teacher.

 Post Baccalaureate Programs - Teacher in Residence

Post Baccalaureate Programs - Teacher in Residence

You have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university and want full-time classroom employment while completing education coursework for certification.

Professional Development

Professional Development

You are a teacher who wants professional development options through coursework, endorsements and workshops.

Clinical Practices

Clinical Practices

Rio Salado's Educator Preparation Program actively seeks to combine course content with "real world" application through required school observations and interactions in preK-12 classrooms.  Clinical Practices are embedded throughout the program through field experiences and student teaching.  

Certification - Licensure Disclosure

The post baccalaureate educator preparation programs and the bachelor’s degree educator preparation pathway are designed to meet the coursework requirements for a certified educator in the State of Arizona.

For students seeking initial certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, you may need to fulfill additional coursework requirements, such as a state constitution course or additional student teaching prior to applying for your certification or licensure. In addition, you may need to meet additional requirements, such as passing additional licensure or certification exams.

Students should also be aware that Arizona participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Although there may be conditions applicable in other states, such as additional licensure or certification exams, this Agreement makes it possible for an educator who holds a certificate or license in Arizona to earn a certificate or license in another state by means of reciprocity.

Please contact the licensure or certification Boards from your state for more information.

Rio Salado College offers several options for Professional Development for teachers through coursework, endorsements and workshops.
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Rio Salado College is proud to be the host college for The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP).

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