Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog

Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities Post-Degree Certification

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Prepare for Arizona Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities (grades K-12) certification. This post-degree program applies to students who do not have K-12 teacher certification. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, instruction for students with diverse needs, technology, current teaching theory, and include supervised and directed field experiences.

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
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:

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: CRDEDS/9EDS

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: 18 Credits

Subtotal: 12 Credits


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 on an intern certificate take the Internship

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

* ESE 290A and 290B together constitute ESE 290.

** 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 a program coordinator for additional information.

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