This program is part of the Education Studies Department.
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 Options 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.
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.
|Academic Certificate||AC||Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for K-12||Course List|
|Academic Certificate||AC||Teaching and Learning, Teaching Second Language Acquisition through STEM||Course List|
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.
|At MCC, get an...||Specialize 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)||Pathway Map|
|Northern Arizona University||Elementary Education (Bachelor of Arts in Education)|
|University of Arizona||Elementary Education (Bachelor of Arts in Education)|
The K-12 Teacher Preparation program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$75,470|
|Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors||$47,620|
|Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education||$43,280|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||$42,800|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||$46,470|
|Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School||$44,780|
|Special Education Teachers, Middle School||$43,420|
|Special Education Teachers, Secondary School||$47,180|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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
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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.