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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
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K-5 Literacy Endorsement

The Arizona legislature recently passed a pair of laws impacting all Arizona pre-service and in-service teachers who provide literacy instruction in grades K-5. Every Arizona teacher who teaches reading in grades K-5 must earn the K-5 Literacy Endorsement.
The Endorsement requires:
  • 3 credits of coursework in the science of reading (Part A); and
  • 3 credits of coursework in teaching struggling readers (Part B); and
  • Passing score on the Arizona Foundations of Reading (AEPA 190) exam.
Teachers who successfully complete Pima's ADE-approved course work: EDC 272 Elementary Methods: Reading/Phonics (Part A), and ESE 272 Developmental Reading: Instruction, Assessment, Remediation (Part B) satisfy the coursework requirements for the Literacy K-5 Endorsement. In addition, teachers are also eligible to serve as the Dyslexia Designee at their school sites.

   Both classes are fully online and offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Part A must be taken before Part B.


Desert Vista Campus and Online

Contact Information

Division of Education
Program Office: 520.206.5144
Dean: 520.206.3375

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