February 24, 2012

Sessions offer details on ASU teacher certification programs

Posted: February 24, 2012

Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs leading to Arizona teacher certification are the subject of several upcoming information sessions at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus.

At the Polytechnic campus, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers undergraduate degrees in elementary education, secondary education, physical education, and a dual-certification degree combining special education with either early childhood or elementary education.

A new evening bachelor’s degree program offering dual certification in special education and elementary education, designed to meet the needs of community college transfer students, will debut this fall.

For students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, Teachers College at the Polytechnic campus offers Master’s and Arizona Certification (MAC) programs in secondary education, physical education, and dual-certification special education/elementary education.

One MAC program is designed specifically for people with a degree in math or science, or at least 24 credit hours in a math or science discipline, who wish to become a secondary school teacher. Teachers College’s TEAMS (Teacher Education for Arizona Math & Science) program offers numerous potential forms of financial support for students, including an $18,000 living wage provided through a partnership with the Mesa Unified School District.

“Our teacher preparation programs at both the bachelor’s and master’s level have a great reputation for producing high-quality teachers who have successfully completed rigorous coursework, field experiences and student teaching,” said Barbara Giles, assistant dean in Teachers College. “We maintain strong partnerships with school districts around the Valley and across the state, and we work closely to ensure the preparation our students receive is consistent with the skills and qualities districts are looking for when hiring teachers.”

Upcoming information sessions at the Polytechnic campus cover admission requirements, program options, and information about the Arizona teacher certification process. Participants may sign up to attend a session by calling (480) 727-1103 or reserving a seat online:

Undergraduate information sessions: http://education.asu.edu/content/undergraduate-information-sessions
Graduate information sessions: http://education.asu.edu/content/graduate-information-sessions

The schedule for undergraduate information sessions is:

• 4:30 p.m., March 8, 4:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 331G
• 4:30 p.m., April 4, Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 331G
• 4:30 p.m., May 3,Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 331G

The schedule for MAC information sessions is:

• 5 p.m., Feb. 21, Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 331

Covers Masters and Arizona Certification (MAC) programs

• 5 p.m., March 6, Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 135

Covers Masters and Arizona Certification (MAC) programs

• 5 p.m., March 27,  Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 331

Covers Masters and Arizona Certification, TEAMS Secondary Math or Science Education

• 5 p.m., April 12, - Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 331

Information sessions are approximately 90 minutes in length. For more information, contact (480) 727-1103 or educationadvising@asu.edu.

Jessi Hibsman, Jessi.Hibsman@asu.edu
480-259-9443
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