Professional Development

MCC Educators Academy Workshops

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

Courses for Teacher Recertification:

Certified teachers need either 6 semester credits of coursework, or 90 clock hours, or a combination of both, to renew their Arizona teaching credential. Refer to the Arizona Department of Education for full current recertification details: www.azed.gov. Courses for credit can be selected from the MCC Education Studies Department course offerings: Child and Family Studies (CFS), Early Childhood Education (ECH), Education (EDU), or Eary Education (EED). Or, teachers may choose to enroll in other courses relevant to the field such as a foreign language or a computer skills course. Refer to the MCC Class Schedule

  • For questions about using MCC courses toward teacher recertification, contact Julie.Garner@mesacc.edu (480-461-7890).

Teacher Endorsement Courses: 

Teacher endorsement courses offered through MCC are scheduled only upon school or school district request when there are at least twenty certified / practicing educators committed to meet as cohorts in evening or summer classes together. [Exception: some courses that count toward SEI, ESL and Early Childhood endorsements are regularly offered as they are also needed to fulfill undergraduate program requirements.] Teacher endorsement cohort classes may be held on-site in the requesting school district’s buildings or at an MCC campus. If twenty educators in your school or district are interested in starting an on-site cohort, please contact us at 480-461-7890.

The following MCC Certificates of Completion (CCL) and Academic Certificates (AC) will soon be placed on moratorium, but individual Educator Professional Development (EPD) and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ETL) classes will remain in the course bank. They may be offered as professional development for groups of at least twenty certified / practicing educators. Refer to the Arizona Department of Education for full current endorsement details: www.azed.gov. To see the EPD, ETL, CFS, ECH, EDU and EED course bank, go to https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/. In the Quick Course Search field for Subject/Number, type in the three letters of the subject code and click Go.

  • 5126: CCL- ESL Endorsement
  • 5127: CCL- Bilingual Education/Dual Language Immersion (BE/DLI)
  • 5128: CCL- Reading Specialist
  • 6241N: AC- Next Generation Educator
  • 6242N: AC- Teaching and Learning, Teaching Second Language Acquisition through STEM
  • 6244N: AC- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for K-12

Courses regularly offered for undergraduates that may count toward teacher endorsements:

  • SEI - Structured English Immersion

    • EDU 220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr).
  • ESL - English as a Second Language

    • EDU 220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr).
    • EDU 230 Cultural Diversity in Education (3 cr).
    • SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics or ENG 213 Introduction to the Study of Language (3 cr).
    • Various options to meet the requirement for 6 credits in a foreign language, see World Languages Taught at MCC.
  • Early Childhood Endorsement (birth-age 8)

    • CFS 176 Child Development  -OR-   EED 205 The Developing Child  -OR-  EED 215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness (3 cr).
    • EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3 cr).
    • EED 212 Guidance, Management and the Environment (3 cr).
    • EED 220 Child, Family, Community and Culture (3 cr).
    • EED 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child   -OR-   EED 270 Early Learning Development (3 cr).
    • EED 245 Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development (3 cr).
    • EED 278 Early Learning Curriculum & Instruction  -OR-   EED 272 Early Childhood Educational Psychology (3 cr).
    • EED 280 Standards, Observation & Assessment: Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age 8 (3 cr).
    • The following options can be used toward meeting the endorsement requirements for supervised field experience, practicum, internship or student teaching. Each credit requires 50 clock hours of practicum.
      • 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.
  • For questions about using MCC courses toward teacher endorsements, contact Julie.Garner@mesacc.edu (480-461-7890).

Courses for Arizona Constitution and U.S. Constitution:

Various courses avaliable through MCC may be used to meet Arizona teacher certification requirements for state and federal constitutions.

U.S. Constitution options:

  • HIS 103 U.S. History to 1865 (3 cr.)
  • POS 110 American Government (3 cr.)
  • POS 113 U.S. and Arizona Social Studies (3 cr.)
  • POS 220 U.S. and Arizona Constitution (3 cr.)
  • POS 222 U.S. Constitution (2 cr).

Arizona Constitution options:

  • POS 113 U.S. and Arizona Social Studies (3 cr.)
  • POS 220 U.S. and Arizona Constitution (3 cr.)
  • POS 221 Arizona Constitution (1 cr).