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If you love learning and want to help students discover their potential, the Education Field of Interest is for you. With so many Education certificates and degrees to choose from at Maricopa Community Colleges, you’re sure to discover one that excites you.

Specialize in early childhood education, K-12 education, multicultural education, eLearning design, and more. While studying education can prepare you to be a classroom instructor at virtually any academic level, becoming a teacher isn’t your only career option. You can also learn to design instructional media and materials, work as a school administrator, become a librarian, or provide needed training for workers re-entering the workforce. No matter which path you choose, a background in education can prepare you for a rewarding – and meaningful – career.

If you are ready to find the Education program that is right for you, select the option from the drop-down below that best fits your current goals.

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With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college partners to complete your Bachelor degree.

There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but acceptance is not guaranteed. For more information, see the Get an Associate Degree option below.

The Associate degrees in this list give you the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is not guaranteed.

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A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer options. There are several types of certificates available, including career, trade, and academic certificates.

Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.

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If you simply want to take a class to learn a new skill or hone your current abilities, this option is for you.

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View all Education programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.

Offered only at SCC…

SCC offers the only 1 year State Board approved post-baccalaureate teacher certification program in the valley at $85.00 per credit hour! Pathways are designed in a hybrid program format which incorporates face-to-face traditional instruction and online learning.

Two program models are available for candidates to work toward K- 8 certification

TRADITIONAL PATHWAY

One year cohort designed as field-based preparation program that allows candidates to learn to teach by working side by side with teachers and students in elementary and middle school classrooms. Learn more about the Traditional Pathway.

TEACHER IN RESIDENCE PATHWAY

This one year cohort allows candidates to be employed full-time in a classroom while completing required education courses. Learn more about the Teacher In Residence Pathway.

 
SCC works in collaboration with elementary and middle schools across the valley.

For inquiries, please email STEP@scottsdalecc.edu. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, and to download an application, visit the STEP page.