The i2Teach program is funded by a three-year grant from the Arizona Public Service Foundation to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and Rio Salado College, and targets adults who want to transition into teaching careers.
To be eligible for i2Teach, participants must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Attain an IVP fingerprint clearance from the Arizona Department of Education
- Pass a subject-matter proficiency exam
- Successfully complete an online Structured English Immersion (SEI) course (8 or 14 weeks in length)
Those accepted into the program must commit to teaching full-time for two years in an Arizona public, private or charter school while also taking classes as a full-time student.
The first semester of the program includes 12 webinars (one per week) that introduce students to Rio Salado College and cover basic topics such as how to conduct parent-teacher conferences.
As part of their assignments, students are asked to film 3-5 minutes of classroom interaction and upload it to a secure site for group feedback, as well as write blogs on specific topics.
A majority of the i2Teach grant funding will help second year students by paying for 4-credit hours plus fees for each participant per semester.
Rio Salado College is currently accepting applications for the i2Teach program. Apply online by visiting mcccdf.academicworks.com. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 26.
For more information visit www.riosalado.edu/tir.