The best teacher-preparation program in Arizona is now more accessible and affordable to students anywhere in the state

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Prepare for a teaching career with ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

 Accessible 

If you live in Arizona and outside of Maricopa County, you can take remote classes via ASU Sync and earn a bachelor's degree leading to teacher certification.

 Affordable 

You may be eligible for funding such as the Arizona Teachers Academy at ASU, a scholarship that covers tuition for students who make a commitment to teach in Arizona after graduation.

Take classes remotely via ASU Sync

ASU Sync enables you to attend class from anywhere that works for you — meaning no commute. Regularly scheduled classes take place remotely through Zoom. Classes are designed to foster active collaboration and discussion in real-time with top-tier faculty members and your peers throughout Arizona.


Transfer college credits

Complete your associate degree at your local community college, or transfer in previously earned college credits, and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree leading to teacher certification in just two years.


Gain professional experience in your community

Immediately start applying coursework through internships and teaching residencies where you’ll work with an experienced teacher in a school near you.


Save money

Get a significant reduction on ASU’s tuition rate. You may also qualify for other forms of financial aid, such as the Arizona Teachers Academy at ASU scholarship, which covers full tuition.

Choose from three ASU degree programs in education:

Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) — Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education

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Prepare to work with children in both general education and special education settings. This degree qualifies you for dual teaching certification in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, Birth–age 8 or grade 3.

Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) — Secondary Education

Higher ed

Earn your certification and develop the knowledge and skills to successfully teach grades 6-12. Choose from concentrations in math, science, English or history.

Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) — Special Education and Elementary Education

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Develop the knowledge and skills to successfully teach elementary school kids, as well as children requiring special education in any grade. Earn a dual certification to educate children: Mild-Moderate Disabilities Special Education in grades K–12 and Elementary Education for grades K–8.

 

 Receive quality career preparation through MLFTC Professional Pathways 

Our suite of professional learning experiences, called MLFTC Professional Pathways, includes internships and teaching residencies.

  • Our Office of Professional Experiences will work with you to identify a placement at a school in your local area where a certified teacher will mentor you.
  • You’ll learn the habits, skills and dispositions to thrive in your career and meet the needs of learners.
  • You’ll have the support of ASU faculty, academic advisors and success coaches throughout your coursework and your internships and residencies.

   

 Frequently asked questions 

 How much time will it take to complete my bachelor’s degree in education?

Most students can earn their bachelor's degree in two years, which includes internships, residencies and other requirements for earning your teaching certificate. You must first complete your associate degree and transfer in those classes before pursuing your bachelor's degree at ASU.

 Will my community college credits transfer to an education degree?

MyPath2ASU™ creates a seamless transfer experience to ASU. Create a transfer map by selecting one of the following programs for your intended major, at any of our partner locations:

Program names Partner locations
  • Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education, BAE
  • Secondary Education, BAE
  • Special Education and Elementary Education, BAE
  • ASU@Northeastern Arizona
  • ASU@Pima
  • ASU@TheGilaValley
  • ASU@Yavapai
  • ASU@Yuma

Note: Students completing their program remotely through ASU Sync must still apply and be admitted to one of these locations.

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 Will I receive the same financial aid opportunities as on-campus students?

Yes. You may be eligible for financial aid up to and including full-tuition scholarships. You’ll also have access to academic, career, wellness and financial success coaching services.

 How do I apply?

These programs are available to students who live in Arizona, but not in Maricopa County. Classes will be conducted remotely but students need to apply for admission to one of the following ASU partner locations for consideration:
ASU@Northeastern Arizona
ASU@Pima
ASU@TheGilaValley
ASU@Yavapai
ASU@Yuma

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Professional licensure

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Contact our enrollment team for more information: ASUeducation@asu.edu

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