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Education - Secondary Certification

Post-Degree Certificate

Prepare for Arizona General Education Secondary (grades 6-12) teacher certification with this post-degree program. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, data literacy, diversity and current teaching theory, and include supervised and include a supervised and directed internship.

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.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online (excluding Field Experience).

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Become an secondary school teacher

Academic options:  Continue your education with post-graduate work in education offered at Pima

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Program Requirements 2018-2019


Required Core Courses

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

Course # Course Title Credits
EDC 250 Introduction to Teaching 3
ESE 251 Educational Psychology 3
ESE 252 Survey of Exceptional Education 3
EDC 256 Classroom Management Secondary 3
EDC 257 21st Century Learning 3
Subtotal 15
Methods Courses:
EDC 275 Secondary Methods:  English Language Arts/Social Sciences 3
  or EDC 276   Secondary Methods: Math/Science
EDC 277 Secondary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum 3
Subtotal 6
Candidates who are not currently teaching in a secondary classroom take the Traditional Track.  Candidates who are currently teaching full time in a secondary classroom on an intern certificate take the Internship Track.
Field Experiences (Traditional Track)
EDC 267 Traditional Practicum 2
EDC 292 Student Teaching Secondary 8
Subtotal 10
Field Experiences (Internship Track)
EDC 266 Internship Practicum 2
EDC 292A Student Teaching I: Secondary 4
EDC 292B Student Teaching II: Secondary 4
Subtotal 10

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation

Course # Course Title Credits
EDC 286 Structured English Immersion Methods 3
POS 210 * National and State Constitutions 0-3
Subtotal 3-6
Total 34-39

*  This course is not required with an official passing score in the Constitutions of the U.S. and Arizona AEPA (Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment).  See a program coordinator for additional information.