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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education Endorsement for Certified Teachers Post-Degree Certificate

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.

Department/Contact Information:

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

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRDESD/9ESD

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: 15 Credits

Focus Areas

Complete one of the following Focus Areas:

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Focus *

Subtotal: 2 Credits

Moderate/Severe Disabilities Focus **

Subtotal: 5 Credits

Total Credits as Displayed: 17-20 Credits

*Students who have completed the Mild/Moderate Disabilities pathway can take the additional ESE 280 course to receive the Moderate/Severe Endorsement

**Students who have completed the Moderate/Severe Disabilities pathway can take the additional ESE 266 or ESE 267 to receive the Mild/Moderate Endorsement