Rio Salado College

2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Program Details

Students in the Secondary Education program from Rio Salado College are preparing to teach grades 7-12. This program requires 38 credits, including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a nine-week (45 instructional days) student teaching experience.

Secondary students must choose a content area for certification. In Arizona it is not required that students have a degree in the chosen content area, but they must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam.

This program is dedicated to providing instruction in educational theory balanced with current classroom practices. The program focuses on a value-centered approach toward the preparation of caring, uniquely-qualified candidates to address the needs of diverse populations in today's schools. The Secondary Teaching Certification curriculum prepares students to teach grades 7-12. Secondary Education students select a concentration for certification from the following disciplines: English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.

Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university and who would like to become a teacher.

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    Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Many states will NOT accept Arizona Certificates if there are deficiencies listed on the certificate. 

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