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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Secondary Certification, Post-Degree Certificate

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Prepare for Arizona General Education Secondary (grades 6-12) teacher certification with this post-degree program. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, data literacy, diversity and current teaching theory, and include supervised and directed internship.

Before enrolling in this program, you must see a program coordinator, attend an information session, and meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Institution
  • Passing score on relevant NES/AEPA Secondary Subject Knowledge exam (within the past 8 years) or Bachelor’s degree in the discipline
  • Valid Arizona Identify Verified Fingerprint (IVP) Clearance Card
What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Secondary school teacher.
Academic Options: Continue your education with post-graduate work in education offered by Pima.
Gainful Employment Information: www.pima.edu/ge-crdsec

Department/Contact Information:

Dean: 520-206-5105
Program Manager/Department Chair: 520-206-5144

Conditional Enrollment Program:

You will be eligible to enroll in EDC/ESE courses once you have completed the requirement listed above and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRDSEC/9SEC

Required Core Courses

Must be completed with grades of C or higher. Field Experiences must be completed with grades of B or higher. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Subtotal: 6 Credits


Candidates who are not currently teaching in a secondary classroom take the Traditional Pathway.

Candidates who are currently teaching full time in a secondary classroom on an intern certificate take the Internship Pathway.

Field Experiences (Traditional Pathway)

Subtotal: 10 Credits

Subtotal: 10 Credits

Required Support Courses

Must be completed with grades of C or higher.

Subtotal: 3-6 Credits

Total Credits as Displayed: 34-37 Credits

** This course will be waived with an official passing score in the Constitutions of the U.S. and Arizona AEPA (Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment.) See a program coordinator for additional information.


PCC’s Teacher Education - Secondary Certification Post-Degree Certificate program is approved by the:

Arizona State Board of Education
Student Achievement and Education Excellence Division
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

View documentation on program approval: ApprovalBiennial Report

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