K-12 Teacher Preparation

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This program is part of the Education Studies Department.

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 Associate 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 degrees 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

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 K-12 Teacher Preparation program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts - Elementary Education AAEE Associate in Arts, Elementary Education

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $43,280
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,470
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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

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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.