Special Programs

Future Educators Club (FEC)

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, tawn.hauptli@mesacc.edu

FEC Google Group

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:

  1. Click on the Google Groups Link: http://groups.google.com/group/fec-mcc
  2. You will be directed to the Groups page.
  3. Click on the purple link: Sign in to view this group if you are not signed in to your Gmail / Google account or you do not have a Google account.
  4. On this page either Sign in with your Google account email and password OR SIGN UP for a Google Account. You can choose to use either your maricopa.edu email or your professional personal email account. The benefit to using your personal email is you will have access to this group beyond your enrollment at MCC.
  5. Once you are signed in to your Google account then you will again see the FEC MCC Groups page. Click on contact the owner of this group.
  6. Send an email in the subject line type the words: Please add me to the group. In the body of the email write your full name as it appears on the course roster. List your education course instructor(s) names so they can give you credit.
  7. At this point one of the owners will have to manually add you to the group. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know you have been added. You will be able to click on the blue box Visit This Group. Welcome!
  8. The other way to access the FEC MCC Google Group is to the Google home page. Make sure you are logged into your account. In the top bar click on More and scroll down to Even More.
  9. Scroll down the page and click on Groups.
  10. You will see a button that says My Groups. You will also see FEC MCC listed on the left side. Click on either of those and then make sure to click into the Google Groups.
  11. Once you are in you will see the list of topics. Welcome!
  12. Special Note: Some of your instructors may not award you credit if your name is not properly displayed. Once you have been accepted into the Group, double check your account settings to make sure your name is properly displayed. To do this, log on to the FEC MCC group. On the top right corner you will see a My settings for this group icon with a person and settings symbol. Click on it to reveal the dialog box.
  13. Click on Membership and email settings. Make sure your display name lists your full first and last name. At the beginning of the semester, we strongly recommend that you select Send me an email for every new message. That way you will receive important information as it comes in. You can always go back and change the way you receive messages at a later date.

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.

MCC Educators Academy

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! **

Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL³C)

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. 

Guanajuato, México Summer Study Abroad

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.

Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP)

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:

  • Guaranteed admission to ASU degree programs.
  • Cost-effective pathway ensuring that all of your courses transfer and apply to your ASU degree.
  • Merit scholarships may be available.
  • Transfer support and pre-enrollment services by ASU transfer staff who visit your community college.

For more information, visit https://transfer.asu.edu/agreement/maricopa-county-community-college-district/mapp/false.

NAU 2+2 Programs

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

Connect2NAU Program

Enrolling in the Connect2NAU program is easy and it comes with the following great benefits.  Contact mesa2nau@nau.edu or 480-461-7984 to meet with an NAU representative at MCC to get on board.

  1. You'll be able to earn your NAU bachelor's degree without leaving your community
  2. You'll receive guidance and support from a Connect2NAU coordinator located on your community college campus
  3. You'll have the best value for your money  - a quality education at a great price
  4. You'll gain access to NAU resources - an NAU ID card, email account and use of NAU's Cline library and scholarship opportunities

NAUTeach for Prospective Math and Science Teachers

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.

Summer Noyce Internships Available in Math and Science Education

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.