K-12 Teacher Preparation

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This program is part of the Education Studies Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Education
K-12 Teacher Preparation

If you’ve always wanted to be a grade, middle, or high school teacher, this is where you start. The K–12 Teacher Preparation program at MCC prepares you for transfer as a junior to a university where you will earn the bachelor’s degree and certificate you need to become a teacher.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion 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 or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

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 K-12 Teacher Preparation program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for K-12
Academic Certificate AC Teaching and Learning, Teaching Second Language Acquisition through STEM

Transfer Degree

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 K-12 Teacher Preparation program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Elementary Education 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)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the K-12 Teacher Preparation 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

$78,851

Educational, Guidance, and Vocational Counselors

$50,805

Special Education Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers

$46,039

Special Education Secondary School Teachers

$48,619

* 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.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the K-12 Teacher Preparation program is available through the Education Studies department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.