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 below that meets your current goals.
Note: If a degree or certificate is listed more than once, refer to the most recent Effective Date for current course requirements. Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
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 not guaranteed.
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.