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

Teacher Endorsement / Continuing Education Courses:

Teacher endorsement / continuing education courses offered through MCC are scheduled upon school or school district requestGroups 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.  [Exception: early childhood endorsement courses are regularly offered as well as some of the SEI and ESL courses].  A permission number is needed to enroll in cohort-only endorsement courses.  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.

Course Bank for Teacher Endorsements

Refer to the Arizona Department of Education for full current endorsement details: www.azed.gov   Arizona Educator Exams (Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) or National Evaluation Series (NES) may also be required.

SEI - Structured English Immersion Endorsement

  • Provisional Endorsement (3 cr):
    • EDU 220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr)
  • Full Endorsement (provisional coursework + choose one, 3 cr):
    • EPD 220* Introduction to Serving ELL for Certified Teachers (3 cr)   -OR-
    • EDU233 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.

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)
    • EDU 233/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

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

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)

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); and
    • EED 280 Standards, Observation & Assessment: Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth to Age 8 (3 cr)
  • Additional Requirements (4-8 cr):
    • 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

Gifted Education Endorsement (K-12)

  • Designed for Elementary, Secondary or Special Education certified teachers to specialize in gifted education.
  • Required Courses (18 cr):
    • 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); and
    • EPD230 Gifted Education Practicum II (3 cr)

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); and
    • EPD 255 Research-Based Practices, Pedagogy, and Instructional Leadership in Mathematics (3 cr) 

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 (3 cr);
    • EDU 248* Adolescent Behavior in the Classroom (3 cr); and
    • EDU 286* / EPD 286* Middle School Practicum (3 cr)
      * Prerequisite: provisional or standard teacher certification

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for K-12

  • MCC Academic Certificate available.
  • Designed to provide K-12 teachers with the foundation to incorporate STEM education into their classrooms.  *Prerequisite: provisional or standard teacher certification
  • Required Courses (18 credits):
    • *EPD 205 STEM Education (3 cr);
    • *EPD 256 STEM Education and Technology (3 cr);
    • *EPD 257 STEM Education and Science (3 cr);
    • *EPD 258 STEM Education and Engineering (3 cr);
    • *EPD 259 STEM Education and Mathematics (3 cr); and
    • *EPD 287 STEM Education Capstone Project (3 cr)

Teaching Second Language Acquisition through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

  • MCC Academic Certificate available.
  • Promotes high quality teaching and learning for the 21st Century learner through a focus on research-based best practices for academically and linguistically diverse learners. Coursework includes SEI Endorsement requirements, Provisional ESL Endorsement requirements, as well as courses that support inquiry-based STEM education.
  • Required Courses (9 credits):
    • EDU 101AA Tutor Training and Practicum (1 cr);
    • EDU 111 Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I (1 cr);
    • EDU 112 Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics II (1 cr);
    • EDU 220/EPD 220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 cr); and
    • *EDU 233/EPD 233 Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Methods (3 cr)
      • *Prerequisite: EDU 220/EPD 220
  • Restricted Electives (6 credits):

    • Select any 3-6 credits from the following language courses at the 100 level or above:
      ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic courses OR
      FRE+++ Any FRE French courses OR
      GER+++ Any GER German courses OR
      HEB+++ Any HEB Hebrew courses OR
      ITA+++ Any ITA Italian courses OR
      JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese courses OR
      RUS+++ Any RUS Russian courses OR
      SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish courses OR
      SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language courses (3-6 cr); or

    • EDU 230 Cultural Diversity in Education (3 cr); or

    • EDU 282++ Service-Learning Experience in Education (any suffixed course) (1-3 cr); or

    • ECH 298++/EDU 298++ Special Projects (any suffixed course)  (1-3 cr); or

    • ETL 102 Educational Applications of Technology (1 cr)

Next Generation Educator

  • MCC Academic Certificate available.
  • Promotes learning for the 21st Century learner. Coursework focuses on best practices for teaching 21st Century learners, with an emphasis on effective course/curriculum design aligned to competencies/standards, outcomes-based assessment, and educational applications of technology.
  • Required Courses (3 credits):
    • ETL 211AA Curriculum Mapping and Instructional Design (1 cr);
    • ETL 211AB Outcomes-Based Learning and Informative Assessment (1 cr); and
    • ETL 211AC Lesson Design and Delivery (1 cr)
  • Restricted Electives (7 credits):

    • ETL 102 Educational Applications of Technology  (1 cr)
      +ETL 287 Teaching and Learning Seminar (1 cr)

    • Select six (6) credits from one of the following two (2) tracks:

      • Track I: ESL/Dual Language Credits: (6 cr)
        +EPD 244 Reading and Writing in SEI/ESL/Bilingual Settings (3 cr)
        +EPD 246 Teaching and Assessment of English Language Learners (3 cr)
        SPA 119 Spanish for Educational Settings I (3 cr)
        +SPA 120 Spanish for Educational Settings II  (3 cr)

        Select any 3-6 credits from the following language courses at the 100 level or above:
        ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic courses OR
        FRE+++ Any FRE French courses OR
        GER+++ Any GER German courses OR
        HEB+++ Any HEB Hebrew courses OR
        ITA+++ Any ITA Italian courses OR
        JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese courses OR
        RUS+++ Any RUS Russian courses OR
        SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish courses OR
        SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language courses (3-6 cr)

      • Track II: STEM (6 cr)
        EDU 111 Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I (1 cr)
        +EDU 112 Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics II (1 cr)
        +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)
        +ECH/EDU298++ Special Projects (any suffixed course) (1-3 cr)