All MCC education majors are FEC members, join in as much as you are able to! Socialize with other education majors, get professional advice from guest speakers on education topics, connect personally with your MCC instructors, and take advantage of great résumé opportunities for service and leadership. Participation in FEC meetings and events might count for extra credit in education courses – check with your instructor. To get involved, check out the club's Facebook page, come to meetings on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM in SC 16N, or contact faculty advisor Tawn Hauptli, 480-461-7912, firstname.lastname@example.org
All MCC education majors should sign up for FEC Google Group to receive (and post) emails on important events, advisement updates, university transfer tips, and scholarship and job opportunities for future teachers. Follow the directions below to join:
Click on the links below to watch a video tutorial on the steps to sign up for the FEC MCC Google Groups using your Maricopa email address.
Click on the links below to watch a video tutorial on the steps to sign up for the FEC MCC Google Groups using your personal email address.
For community members working in or exploring the P-12 teaching field, these FREE workshops at Mesa Community College’s Southern & Dobson campus promote effective practices for working with children as well as inspire a greater enthusiasm for teaching. See https://sites.google.com/site/mcceducatorsacademy/ ** Seating is limited! **
The TL³C Project is a five-year grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education to increase the pool of effective teachers of language learners (TLLs), and to improve the instruction and support of TLLs in various programs at local Title I schools. MCC students participating in TL³C may Receive partial tuition, fee and book scholarships for 4 semesters (limited to 20 approved participants per academic year). Click on this TL³C Project link for details.
Participants in this cultural immersion learning experience earn college credits complemented by home-stay and weekend excursions. It’s a great foundation for teaching in a multicultural society! See: http://www.mesacc.edu/study-abroad/guanajuato-mexico.
This alliance was formed to promote positive and seamless experiences for Maricopa Community County College District students who transfer to Arizona State University. Partnership strategies have been designed to significantly increase the number of students who complete a community college degree, transfer to and persist at the university, and graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
Benefits to students include:
For more information, visit https://transfer.asu.edu/agreement/maricopa-county-community-college-district/mapp/false.
Although Northern Arizona University’s main campus is located in Flagstaff, through NAU’s extended campuses elementary and special education teacher certification bachelor’s degrees can be completed right here in the Valley of the Sun! These programs are dubbed “2+2” because NAU offers only the junior and senior level courses here, so students need to complete their freshman and sophomore years at the community college first. For more information, visit http://extended.nau.edu
Enrolling in the Connect2NAU program is easy and it comes with the following great benefits. Contact email@example.com or 480-461-7984 to meet with an NAU representative at MCC to get on board.
Arizona needs more highly qualified math and science teachers. NAUTeach is modeled after the successful University of Texas at Austin program where science and math majors can explore teaching as a career in a low-risk manner before making a commitment to the teaching profession. Beginning Fall 2010 one-credit introductory classes (EDU111 and EDU112) can be taken at MCC to provide field experiences in local K-12 classrooms in preparation for the NAUTeach program. Students complete freshman and sophomore years at MCC or another Maricopa College, spend three semesters at NAU-Flagstaff, then finish their final semester as an apprentice teacher back in the East Valley. The BS Ed in Secondary Education degree options are in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, General Science and Math. Contact Julie Garner at Julie.Garner@mesacc.edu or 480-461-7890.
The MCC Education Studies Department in conjunction with the NAUTeach program is facilitating paid internships to provide college freshmen and sophomores a chance to observe and engage in science and mathematics teaching with K-12 youth. The purpose is to encourage the pursuit of careers in secondary science or mathematics education. Funding is provided through a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grant from the National Science Foundation. Click on the Noyce Internship link in the left-hand column for details.
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