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Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree Pathway

Rio Salado College is excited to share several pathways to becoming a certified teacher within Arizona. If you do not currently have a bachelor’s degree, then the undergraduate degree pathway is for YOU!

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3+1 State Board Approved Pathway

Note: This program is currently not accepting new students. This is a unique, innovative educator preparation program that allows students to complete 90+ credits at the community college level and then transfer to Northcentral University for the remaining courses toward earning a bachelor's of education degree.
Students must have a high school diploma or GED to be admitted to Northcentral University.

2 + 2 Teacher Certification Pathways

Whether you have a few college credits or just starting your journey, a 2 + 2 pathway may be right for you! If you plan to transfer to a university and want a cost-effective way to reach your degree, start off with us!
Complete your first two years with Rio Salado College and then transfer to the university! Check out the Education Field of Interest for your potential pathway!

Transfer Degrees

With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at Rio Salado College and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.

Degrees and Certificates