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Faculty Certification

MCCCD TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

The State of Arizona no longer requires a certificate to teach at the community college level. However, the State has asked each County to establish its own minimum qualifications. Maricopa Community College District has adopted the following minimum qualifications for faculty:

Minimum Requirements
for Academic Areas
  Minimum Requirements
for Occupational Areas

Academic Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

  • a masters degree in the teaching field, or
  • a master's in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or
  • a master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.
     

EDU 250 - Overview of the Community Colleges — or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

 

Occupational Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

  • the same qualifications as those listed for Academic Teaching Fields, or
  • a bachelor's degree plus 3 years work experience in field to be taught, or
  • an associate's degree or 64 semester hours and 5 years work experience in the field to be taught, or
  • 5 years work experience in the field to be taught.
     

EDU 250 - Overview of the Community Colleges or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

Please note that some disciplines have minimum requirement exceptions. See full requirements and exceptions for faculty at the link below.

http://www.maricopa.edu/employees/divisions/hr/jobs/applying/facultymin