Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Teacher Programs Designed to Help You Succeed!

Photo of a teacher in a busy classroom.

The Arizona Teachers Academy provides a rewarding scholarship program for teachers to succeed and improve public education in Arizona, which includes compensation for educational expenses for candidates who commit to teaching in Arizona’s public schools. 
Find out more:

With Rio Salado's online post-baccalaureate program for teachers, you can start on the path to a teaching certificate when it's convenient for you – whether that's next Monday or next month! Learn about the options available to you at or contact a Rio Salado College Academic Advisor at (480) 517-8580.

Take advantage of free orientation services and advice on how to be a teacher.  Learn more in RioNews.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Learn How to Be a Teacher at Free Orientation!

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Ready to launch your teaching career? Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free orientation session in-person or online to learn about the educational pathways, scholarships, paid teacher-in-residence programs and employment opportunities available to help you succeed!

Check out the latest Post-Baccalaureate and Teacher-in-Residence orientation sessions now!

Rio Salado offers Arizona Department of Education approved Educator Preparation programs that provide convenient and cost-effective ways for undergraduate students and working individuals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into teaching.

For more information visit or contact a Rio Salado College Academic Advisor at (480) 517-8580.  

Eager to learn more now?
Rio Salado Teacher Education staff member Paulina Ngo has advice and answers to some of the most common questions for newcomers to the teaching profession. Check out her RioNews blog, Expert Advice on How to Become a Teacher.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Math Emporium + You = Success!

snapshot from video featuring Rio Salado's Faculty Chair of Mathematics John Jensen working with student Shawnda Howerton. They're at a computer giving each other a high-five

Having problems with math? Need help overcoming test anxiety?  We have a solution! Take advantage of the tutoring services at our Math Emporium in Phoenix! 

The Math Emporium is a free service available to all Maricopa Community Colleges students—offering customized learning solutions for you— at any stage of your educational journey.

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Check out this Maricopa Now feature by MCTV reporter Dee Anne Kinkade to learn more.

Pictured here is Rio Salado's Faculty Chair of Mathematics John Jensen working with Shawnda Howerton, a Rio Salado adult re-entry student who is getting re-acquainted with math and having some fun along the way.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Financial Aid Closure June 17

Rio Mascot splash with bullhorn.  Text: Our Financial Aid Office will have special hours on Monday, June 17: • Closed: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • Open: 3:30-7 p.m.

Don't forget about Monday special hours!  

Take advantage of self-serve options at

Friday Summer Hours Reminder

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As a reminder, the Maricopa Community Colleges and most Rio Salado locations and services are closed Fridays during the slower summer months, until Aug. 2.

Please also note, our Financial Aid Office will have special hours on Monday, June 17:
• Closed: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
• Open: 3:30-7 p.m.

Please take advantage of self-serve options at

The following services are available on Fridays:
Services normally available 24/7 such as RioLearn, Technology Support Helpdesk, Ask a Librarian and will remain available. Students are also encouraged to use self-serve enrollment options at

The college will resume regular hours Aug. 5. Please visit our locations pages for details about hours of operation for each of our locations.