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Education, Elementary Certification, Post-Degree Certificate

Prepare for Arizona General Education Elementary (grades K-8) 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 NES Elementary Subject Knowledge exam (within the last 8 years)
  • Additional subject knowledge exam(s) may be required for Intern Pathway candidates teaching middle grades or single subject
  • Valid Arizona Identify Verified Fingerprint (IVP) Clearance Card
What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Elementary school teacher.
Academic Options: Continue your education with post-graduate work in education offered by Pima.

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: CRDELM/9ELM

Required Core Courses

Must be completed with grades of C or higher. Field Experience 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: 15 Credits


Candidates who are not currently teaching in an elementary classroom take the Traditional Pathway.

Candidates who are currently teaching full time in an elementary 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: 43-46 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 program coordinator for additional information.


PCC’s Teacher Education - Elementary 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: Approval, Biennial Report