Degrees & Certificates

Notice: Fingerprint Clearance

Several EDU, EED, ECH and MAT256 & 257 course sections include concurrent field experience with children or youth, often requiring fingerprint clearance. Education majors are strongly encouraged to obtain a plastic, Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Department of Public Safety (DPS) fingerprint clearance card as part of a teacher preparation program. IVP cards are valid for six years. Begin the IVP fingerprint clearance card process at https://fieldprintarizona.com/ Be sure to request an IVP card, which is a step above a Level One card. Offenses that preclude obtaining a fingerprint card are per A.R.S. 41-1758.03

Degrees & Certificates for Early, Elementary, and Secondary Education

For Early Education Professionals (birth - preschool)

For Early Childhood / Elementary / Secondary Education (grades K-12, for transfer into an Arizona university teacher preparation program leading to a bachelor's degree and Arizona teacher certification)

For Instructional Assistants / Teacher Aides

Professional Endorsements for Certified Teachers

Teacher endorsement courses offered through MCC are scheduled only upon school or school district request. There must be at least twenty certified, practicing educators enrolled to meet as cohorts in evening or summer classes together. Classes may be held on-site in the requesting district’s buildings or at an MCC campus. [Exception: early childhood endorsement courses are regularly offered as well as some of the SEI and ESL courses].

Professional Development / Endorsement Options at MCC: go to https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/education-studies/professional-development

NOTE: If twenty (20) or more certified educators in your school or district are interested in an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.