Teacher Education at Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale Community College offers a variety of opportunities in teacher education.
Education courses are offered for students who plan to enter the teaching profession. These courses are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor’s degree in education, or wish to work as a paraprofessional in a classroom. An Associate in Arts in Elementary Education Degree is offered to students who want to work as an elementary teacher.
SCOTTSDALE TEACHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP (STEP) POST-BACCALAUREATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION
SCC offers a State Board approved post-baccalaureate teacher certification program in collaboration with local elementary schools. Professors and master teachers work together to teach and mentor prospective teachers. The STEP teacher-in-training program is based on the principle that future teachers must have lengthy experience in schools to practice what they are learning in college. This teacher-in-training is a blended program designed for adult learners, which incorporates face-to-face traditional instruction,online learning and field experiences in classrooms. The accelerated 46-credit program is completed two full days per week, Mondays and Tuesdays, for one year. Students spend 14 hours per week in structured field experiences at schools. Applications for the program may be obtained by calling the Teacher Education office at (480) 423-6217. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2014. APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE COHORT THAT BEGINS MAY 12, 2014.
Professional Development and Endorsement Courses
SCC offers courses or classroom teachers working toward a Reading Specialist Endorsement, Structured English Immersion (SEI) courses, and the Intel Teach to the Future technology course. The endorsement and professional development courses are based on current national standards and are accepted by the Arizona Department of Education.
Bobbie Sferra, Ph. D. Program Director