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.
University Transfer and Associate Degrees
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
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete
courses at more than one of our colleges.
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.
View all Education programs offered at Maricopa Community Colleges.
Scottsdale Teacher Education Partnership (STEP) Post-Baccalaureate Certification
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 that incorporates face-to-face traditional instruction and online learning.
There are two program models available for candidates to work toward K- 8 certifications. 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.