Rio Salado College (RSC) offers online Teacher Education Programs serving students and working adultss who wish to enter the teaching profession. The programs incorporate the teacher certification requirements for the State of Arizona into a curriculum that offers the essential skills students need to become highly effective teachers.
All RSC Teacher Education Programs have four major components: online coursework, site-based practicums, student teaching, and Master Teacher seminars. The online teacher education coursework begins weekly for easy scheduling and can be completed in 14 weeks or as few as eight weeks with instructor approval.
The practicums range from 10-30 hours and weave course content together with “real” world experiences through required observation and interaction in K-12 classrooms. In addition, Virtual Practicums on DVD are provided to enhance school-based content.
The Master Teacher Seminars provide current education topics presented by Master Teachers. For students residing outside of Maricopa County, out of state, and out of country, RSC provides DVDs of the meetings.
More than 6,000 students from across the nation and throughout the world have enrolled in teacher education coursework at RSC, with the number growing daily.