Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Shape the Future - Be a Teacher

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Do you want to positively impact your local community? 

Do you have a passion for learning and sharing knowledge? 

Do you believe that people deserve to be empowered by education to pursue their dreams? 

Text: Learn How To Be A Teacher with man in tie with hand on face and illustration of book, A+ and appleYou might be a teacher at heart if you said yes to any of those questions. Teaching is more than smartboards and books - it's about helping students succeed and shaping future generations. 

The need for preK-12 teachers is greater than ever, especially in Arizona. There’s an even larger shortage looming. Approximately 23%, or 26,000 educators, will be eligible for retirement by June 2018.

Ready to answer the call?

Rio Salado College 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 transition into teaching.

Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree Pathway
This is a unique, innovative educator preparation program that allows students to complete 90+ credits at the community college level and then transfer to Northcentral University for the remaining courses toward earning a bachelor's of education degree.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs 
Designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to complete an educator preparation program that leads to certification.

This unique program allows individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university to receive employment in a preK-12 classroom while simultaneously completing their teacher certification coursework.

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Join us for free orientation, in person and online to learn more.  Here’s a look at the next available sessions.

Teacher-In-Residence In-person Orientation
April 05, 2017
Rio Salado Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Teacher-In-Residence Virtual Orientation 
April 26, 2017 
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Post-Baccalaureate In-Person Orientation 
March 27, 2017
Communiversity at Queen Creek
21740 South Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

No need to wait.  Get started today!  For more information visit or contact a Rio Salado College Academic Advisor at (480) 517-8580. 

Check out this blog for expert advice on how to become a teacher.