Professional Endorsements

Teacher endorsement courses offered through MCC are scheduled upon school or school district request [Exception: early childhood endorsement courses are regularly offered as well as some of the SEI and ESL courses]. Groups of at least 20 certified, practicing educators meet as cohorts to take evening or summer classes together.  Classes may be held on-site in the requesting district’s buildings or at an MCC campus.  If you are a current/former certified teacher but are not an employee of cohort group, you may still enroll in the teacher endorsement classes when space is available.

NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Registration for Teacher Endorsement Courses:

A permission number is needed to enroll in cohort-only endorsement courses.  Contact 480-461-7890 or 480-461-7904.

MCC Educators Academy Workshops

Community members working in or exploring the P-12 teaching field are invited to participate in these FREE workshops geared to inspire a greater enthusiasm for teaching and to promote effective education practices.  Certificates of participation and door prizes are provided at each workshop.   See http://tinyurl.com/MCCEducAcdmy

Course Bank for Teacher Endorsements

Refer to the Arizona Department of Education for full current endorsement details:www.azed.gov

SEI - Structured English Immersion Endorsement

  • Provisional Endorsement:
    • EDU 220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr)
  • Full Endorsement (provisional coursework + choose one):
    • EPD 220* Introduction to Serving ELL for Certified Teachers (3 cr)   -OR-
    • EPD 233** SEI & ESL Teaching Methods (3 cr)  -OR-
    • EPD 244** Reading/Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings (3 cr) 
      * Prerequisite: provisional or standard teacher certification
      ** Prerequisites: provisional or standard teacher certification and EDU/EPD220, EDU225, or department permission.
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

ESL - English as a Second Language Endorsement

  • MCC Certificate of Completion available.
  • Required Courses (27 credits):
    • EDU 220/EPD 220* Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr)
    • EDU 230 Cultural Diversity in Education (3 cr)
    • EPD 233** SEI & ESL Teaching Methods (3 cr)
    • EPD 244** Reading/Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings (3 cr)
    • EPD 246** Teaching & Assessment of ELL (3 cr)
    • EPD 247** Practicum for ESL/Bilingual Teachers (3 cr)
    • ENG 213 Intro to the Study of Language (3 cr)  -OR-  SLC 201 Intro to Linguistics (3 cr)
    • SPA 119*** Spanish for Educational Settings I (3 cr)
    • SPA 120*** Spanish for Educational Settings II (3 cr) 
      * Prerequisite: provisional or standard teacher certification
      ** Prerequisites: provisional or standard teacher certification and EDU/EPD220, EDU225, or department permission.
      *** SPA119 and SPA120 may be replaced with 6 credits of other foreign language coursework
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Bilingual Education Endorsement

  • MCC Certificate of Completion available.
  • Required Courses (29 credits):
    • EDU 220/EPD 220* Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr)
    • EDU 230 Cultural Diversity in Education (3 cr)
    • EPD 241* Methods for Teaching Bilingual Students (3 cr)
    • EPD 244** Reading/Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings (3 cr)
    • EPD 246* Teaching & Assessment of English Language Learners (3 cr)
    • EPD 247* Practicum for ESL/Bilingual Teachers (3 cr)
    • ENG 213 Intro to the Study of Language (3 cr)  -OR-  SLC 201 Intro to Linguistics (3 cr)
    • SPA 103 Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers I (4 cr)
    • SPA 104 Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (4 cr) 
      * Prerequisite: provisional or standard teacher certification
      ** Prerequisites: provisional or standard teacher certification and EDU/EPD220, EDU225, or department permission.
      *** SPA103 and SPA104 may be replaced with 6 credits of higher level foreign language coursework
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Reading Specialist Endorsement (choose K-8, 6-12, or K-12)

  • MCC Certificate of Completion available.
  • Grades K-8 Specialist (24 credits):
    • EPD 270 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language and Literacy (3 cr);
    • EPD 271AA Essential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction K-8 (3 cr);
    • EPD 272AA Elements of Elementary Content Area Reading and Writing K-8 (3 cr);
    • EPD 274 Reading Assessment (6 cr);
    • EPD 276 The Teacher Leader (3 cr);
    • EPD 277AA Reading Field Experience K-8 (3 cr); and
    • Three semester hours of elective courses in an area of focus that will deepen knowledge in the teaching of reading to elementary students, such as children’s literature (EDU 291), or teaching reading to English Language Learner (EPD 244)
  • Grades 6-12 Specialist (24 credits):
    • EPD 270 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language and Literacy (3 cr);
    • EPD 271AB Essential Elements of Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction 6-12 (3 cr);
    • EPD 272AB Elements of Adolescent Content Area Reading and Writing 6-12 (3 cr);
    • EPD 274 Reading Assessment (6 cr);
    • EPD 276 The Teacher Leader (3 cr);
    • EPD 277AB Reading Field Experience 6-12 (3 cr); and
    • Three semester hours of elective courses in an area of focus that will deepen knowledge in the teaching of reading such as adolescent literature, or teaching reading to English Language Learners (Ex. EPD 244)
  • Grades K-12 Specialist (30 credits):
    • EPD 270 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language and Literacy (3 cr);
    • EPD 271AA Essential Elements of Elementary Reading and Writing Instruction K-8 (3 cr);
    • EPD 271AB Essential Elements of Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction 6-12 (3 cr);
    • EPD 272AA Elements of Elementary Content Area Reading and Writing K-8 (3 cr);
    • EPD 272AB Elements of Adolescent Content Area Reading and Writing 6-12 (3 cr);
    • EPD 274 Reading Assessment (6 cr);
    • EPD 276 The Teacher Leader (3 cr);
    • EPD 277AA Reading Field Experience K-8 (3 cr); and
    • EPD 277AB Reading Field Experience 6-12 (3 cr)
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Early Childhood Endorsement (birth – age 8)

  • Designed for Elementary or Special Education certified teachers to specialize in birth – age 8.
  • Required Courses (21-24 credits)
    • EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3 cr)
    • EED 212 Guidance, Management and the Environment (3 cr)
    • EED 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child (3 cr)
      • OR   EED 270 Early Learning Development (3 cr)
    • CFS 176 Child Development (3 cr)
      • OR   EED 205 The Developing Child (3 cr)
      • OR   EED 215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness (3 cr)
    • EED 220 Child, Family, Community and Culture (3 cr)
    • EED 278 Early Learning Curriculum & Instruction (3 cr)
      • OR   EED 272 Early Childhood Educational Psychology (3 cr)
    • EED 245 Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development (3 cr)
    • EED 280 Standards, Observation & Assessment: Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age 8 (3 cr)
  • Additional Requirements:
    • 8 credits of supervised field experience, practicum, internship or student teaching in a birth-preschool setting AND a K-3rd setting:
      • EED 260 Infant/Toddler – Internship (1 cr, repeat for 4 cr)
        • OR   EED 262 Early Childhood Internship: Infant/Toddler (2 cr, repeat for 4 cr)
        • OR   EED 261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1 cr, repeat for 4 cr)
        • OR   EED 263 Early Childhood Internship: Preschool (2 cr, repeat for 4 cr)
        • OR   1 year full-time teaching experience in a birth-preschool setting
      • EED 265 Early Childhood Internship K-3 (4 cr)
        • OR   1 year full-time teaching experience in a K-3rd setting
    • Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam (AEPA) Early Childhood subject knowledge test is required.
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Gifted Education Endorsement (K-12)

  • Designed for Elementary, Secondary or Special Education certified teachers to specialize in gifted education.
  • Courses:
    • EPD225 Foundations of Gifted Education and Identification of Gifted Learners (3 cr)
    • EPD226 Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students (3 cr)
    • EPD227 Methods and Models for Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Learners (3 cr)
    • EPD228 Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in Gifted Education (3 cr)
    • EPD229 Gifted Education Practicum I (3 cr)
    • EPD230 Gifted Education Practicum II (3 cr)
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Math Specialist Endorsement (K-8)

  • Recommended for Elementary or Special Education certified teachers in positions of mathematics specialist, consultant, interventionist, or coach.  Optional for all K-8 teachers.
  • Required Course (24 credits):
    • EPD 250 Teaching Elementary Number Sense and Operations Grades K-8 (6 cr)
    • EPD 251 Teaching Geometry and Measurement Grades K-8 (3 cr)
    • EPD 252 Teaching Patterns, Algebra and Functions Grades K-8 (6 cr)
    • EPD 253 Teaching Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics Grades K-8 (3 cr)
    • EPD 254 Mathematics Classroom Assessment (3 cr)
    • EPD 255 Research-Based Practices, Pedagogy, and Instructional Leadership in Mathematics (3 cr) 
    • Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam (AEPA) Middle Grades Mathematics subject knowledge test is required.
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Middle Grades Endorsement (grades 6-9)

  • Designed for Elementary or Special Education certified teachers to teach grades 5-9.  Refer to your school district for additional content area credit requirements.
  • Required Courses (9 credits):
    • EDU 224* Teaching in the Middle School
    • EDU 248* Adolescent Behavior in the Classroom
    • EDU 286* / EPD 286* Middle School Practicum
      * Prerequisite: provisional or standard teacher certification
    • Applicable Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam (AEPA) Middle Grades subject knowledge test is required. 
  • NOTE: If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

Refer to the Arizona Department of Education for full current endorsement details: www.azed.gov