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Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities Post-Degree Certification for Certified Teachers


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Prepare for Arizona Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities (grades K-12) certification. This post-degree program applies to students who have Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teacher certification. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, diversity and current teaching theory, and include supervised and directed field experiences. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

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 NES Special Education Exam (Intern Pathway candidates)
  • Valid Arizona Identify Verified Fingerprint (IVP) Clearance Card
  • Elementary or Secondary Teaching Certificate
What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities K-12 Teacher.

Academic Options: Continue your education with post-degree work in education offered by Pima.

Gainful Employment Information: www.pima.edu/ge-crdest

Department/Contact Information:

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

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRDEST/9EST

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.

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: 12 Credits


Subtotal: 12 Credits


Pathways


Candidates who are not currently teaching in a Mild-Moderate Special Education classroom take the Traditional Pathway.

Candidates who are currently teaching full time in a Mild-Moderate Special Education classroom but are not certified in Mild-Moderate Special Education take the Internship Pathway.

Subtotal: 10 Credits


Subtotal: 8 Credits


Required Support Courses


Must be completed with grades of C or higher.

Subtotal: 0-6 Credits


Total Credits as Displayed: 32-40 Credits


** This course is not required if an SEI Endorsement is displayed on the student’s teaching certificate.
*** This course is not required with an official passing score in the Constitutions of the U.S. and Arizona AEPA (Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment). See Program advisor for additional information.

Note: 

PCC’s Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities Certification for Certified Teachers 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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