Scottsdale Community College offers a variety of opportunities in teacher education.
Education courses are offered for students who plan to enter the teaching profession. These courses are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor's degree in education, or wish to work as a paraprofessional in a classroom. An Associate in Arts in Elementary Education Degree is offered to students who want to work as an elementary teacher (K-8).
Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
SCC offers a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program in collaboration with local elementary schools. Professors and master teachers work together to teach and mentor prospective teachers. The STEP teacher-in-training program is based on the principle that future teachers must have lengthy experience in schools to practice what they are learning in college. This teacher-in-training is a blended program designed for adult learners, which incorporates face-to-face traditional instruction,online learning and field experiences in classrooms. The accelerated 46-credit program is completed two full days per week, Mondays and Tuesdays, for one year. Students spend 14 hours per week in structured field experiences at schools. Applications for the program are located on the STEP Post Bac page. For inquiries, please email STEP@scottsdalecc.edu.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until May 2016.
Professional Development and Endorsement Courses
SCC offers courses for classroom teachers working toward a Reading Specialist Endorsment, English as a Second Language Endorsement Grades K-12, and Structured English Immersion. The endorsement and professional development courses are based on current national standards and are accepted by the Arizona Department of Education.
SCC offers courses for classroom teachers working toward a Reading Specialist Endorsement and Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement. These endorsement courses are based on current national standards and are accepted by the Arizona Department of Education.