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Elementary or Secondary Teacher Certification

Post-Degree Certificate

Prepare for Arizona General Education Elementary (grades 1-8) teacher certification or Secondary (grades 6-12) teacher certification with this post-degree program. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, diversity and current teaching theory, and include supervised and directed field experiences. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.  

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: become an elementary or secondary school teacher

Academic options:  continue your education with post-degree work in education or a subject discipline, or pursue additional specialized endorsements

More information:  Review program costs, student debt, on-time graduation and more.

Program Requirements


Required Courses

Must be completed with grades of C or higher. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EDC/ESE 250 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDC/ESE 251 Educational Psychology 3
EDC/ESE 252 Survey of Exceptional Education 3
EDC/ESE 257 21st Century Learning 3
POS 210 National and State Constitution 3
Subtotal 15
EDU 286 Structured English Immersion (SEI) Methods 3
Subtotal 3

Core Concentrations

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Choose one of the following concentrations:

Course # Course Title Credits
Elementary Concentration
EDC 254 Classroom Management Elementary 3
EDC 262 Practicum 1: Elementary 2
Subtotal 5
EDC 263 Practicum 2: Elementary 2
EDC 270 Elementary Methods: English Language Arts 3
EDC 271 Elementary Methods: Mathematics 3
EDC 272 Elementary Methods: Reading/Phonics 3
EDC 273 Elementary Methods: Science/Social Studies 3
EDC 274 Elementary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum 3
EDC 291 Student Teaching: Elementary 8
Subtotal 25
Elementary Concentration Total 30
Elementary Teacher Program Total 48
Secondary Concentration
EDC 256 Classroom Management Secondary 3
EDC 264 Practicum 1: Secondary 2
Subtotal 5
EDC 265 Practicum 2: Secondary 2
EDC 275 Secondary Methods: English Language
Arts/Social Sciences
  or EDC 276   Secondary Methods: Math/Science
EDC 277 Secondary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum 3
EDC 292 Student Teaching: Secondary 8
Subtotal 16
Secondary  Concentration Total 21
Secondary Teacher Program Total 39