Elementary Education (Teacher Certification) (MEd)

This program is for those who already have a bachelor's degree in any field and want to become licensed to teach grades 1-8.

The elementary education program builds strong connections between theory and practice through quality classroom instruction paired with extensive clinical experiences.

Students gain a strong foundation in teaching and content knowledge from experts in the field of education. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty actively engage in the educational research community and embed this vital knowledge throughout the program. This connection further empowers our students to engage in their own research through the applied project coursework.

A series of clinical experiences or field placements are designed to assist our students in developing a thorough understanding of teaching and learning as they apply knowledge from their coursework in varied school settings. Individualized guidance through our clinical framework provides our students with the support they need to become effective educators.

The MEd program in elementary education offers the following three options for students to earn a master's degree and Arizona teacher certification:

The Masters and Arizona Certification (MAC) program students take classes at an ASU campus two nights a week and are required to do a field experience one day per week for at least two semesters. During the last semester of the MAC program, students complete a full-time student teaching experience.

The Induction, Masters and Arizona Certification (InMAC) program features a partnership with Teach For America, various school districts and charter schools. The InMAC program provides an alternative pathway to teacher certification for full-time teachers on an intern teaching certificate. To qualify, individuals must secure a full-time teaching position. Participants take classes one night per week and must be continuously enrolled in apprentice teaching coursework.

In the iTeachAZ program, students take classes and complete all field work in a partner school district. This is a daytime program in which students take classes two to three days per week and complete three days of field experience. In their next-to-last semester, students complete a full-time student teaching experience.

Degree Offered

Elementary Education (Teacher Certification) (MEd)

Tempe, Osborn School District, Tolleson Elementary School District, Downtown

Plan of Study

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