Education

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Contact the Program Director

Annapurna Ganesh, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Early Childhood Education

480-461-7305

This program is part of the Education Studies Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Education
Education

Do you want to help guide today’s youth to becoming tomorrow’s leaders? Does the idea of helping children grow academically and socially appeal to you? If so, consider enrolling in the Education program. Upon completing this program, you can pursue a rewarding career as a teacher’s aide or instructional assistant. With continued education, you can become a secondary school or special education teacher, or teach in non-profit, community, or civic organizations.

This program will prepare you for a career in education with foundational education courses related to philosophies, policies, attitudes, behaviors, and instruction. Our experienced instructors will also help you develop in-depth knowledge in human development, teaching and learning theories, instructional strategies, cultural differences, and inclusive educational practices to individualize instruction for diverse learners. You will receive real-world classroom experiences to connect the theories you learn with hands-on practice. This program will also teach you about the historical and current educational influences at the local, state, federal, and global levels to educate you in professional policies and the political process.

Open the windows of young minds today. Enroll in the Education program.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Education program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Instructional Assistance

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Education program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Instructional Assistance

Transfer Degrees

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Education program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Elementary Education Associate in Arts, Elementary Education Arizona State University Elementary Education
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Northern Arizona University Elementary Education
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
University of Arizona Elementary Education
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Secondary Education Secondary Education Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Earth and Space Sciences)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - Earth Science
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (English)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) English (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) English (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - English
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (History)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) History (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) History (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - History and Social Studies
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Mathematics)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Mathematics (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - Mathematics
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Physical Education)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Northern Arizona University Health Sciences - Physical Education
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Political Science)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Spanish)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - Spanish
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Secondary Education Secondary Education Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Biological Sciences)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts) Applied Biological Sciences (Secondary Education in Biology)
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - Biology
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Chemistry)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - Chemistry
(Bachelor of Science in Education)
Arizona State University (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) Secondary Education (Physics)
(Bachelor of Arts in Education)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Physics (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Secondary Education - Physics
(Bachelor of Science in Education)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Education program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Education Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools

$82,149

Educational, Guidance, and Vocational Counselors

$52,924

Instructional Designers and Technologists

$56,845

Special Education Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers

$46,701

Special Education Secondary School Teachers

$48,798

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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