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Yavapai College

A partnership between ASU and Yavapai College allows you to complete your associate degree from Yavapai, or transfer in a previously earned associate degree, and then pursue an ASU bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education.

In addition to receiving a great education, you’ll get:

Reduced tuition

Get a significant reduction on tuition.

You may also qualify for other scholarships, including the Arizona Teachers Academy.

A local focus

Conduct your internships and residencies on-site in local schools.

Yavapai College resources

Use the library and other facilities, as well as the Yavapai College student wi-fi network.

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 to specialize in the following content areas: math, science, English or history.


Program eligibility requirements

  • An associate’s degree, including all general studies requirements and 12 lower division credits in your area of specialization 
  • Ability to obtain a valid Arizona IVP DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Meet general ASU admission requirements for transfer students, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5


Quality preparation through MLFTC Professional Pathways

You will complete an internship while enrolled in upper-division education courses. The culminating experience is a residency which requires working alongside a certified lead teacher, full-time, for the entire semester. ASU’s Office of Professional Experiences will oversee your placement.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty members and certified lead teachers from partner school districts and charter schools collaboratively coach interns and residents during these professional experiences. This intensive, hands-on model of teacher preparation creates highly sought-after graduates.

Quick FAQs

What credentials will I earn?

You will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, Secondary Education degree. This qualifies you for an Arizona educator certification in Secondary Education, 6–12. You may also be required to pass exams required by the state.

How long is the program?

Two years, after you’ve transferred in your associate degree. This includes student teaching and other requirements for earning your teaching certificate. 

What can I do with a Secondary Education degree?

Qualified educators are in high demand. Your future careers could include becoming a middle school teacher, high school teacher or an educator in nonschool settings, like nonprofits and learning centers.

Will my community college credits transfer to an education degree?

MyPath2ASU™ creates a seamless transfer experience to ASU after earning credits or an associate's degree from a U.S. community college or university. Create a transfer map for this program by selecting "Secondary Education, BAE" as your intended major. Get started today.

Moment by moment, day by day and person by person, educators improve lives and strengthen communities. And wherever life takes you, an education degree prepares you to master new knowledge, communicate effectively and thrive in a world — and an economy — in which lifelong learning is key to success and happiness.

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For immediate questions, please contact Kurt Palmer:  or 928-792-8030.

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