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Rio Salado College The Future…NOW: Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs at the Community College Rio Salado Education Department

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  • Rio Salado CollegeThe FutureNOW: Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs at the Community College

    Rio Salado Education Department

  • Founded in 1978Largest of the ten Maricopa Community CollegesOne of the fastest growing colleges in the nationRios primary focus:- Online Learning- Customized Programs- Collaborative Partnerships- Accelerated Formats

  • Rio Salado College transforms the learning experience through:Choice, Access, and FlexibilityCustomized, High Quality Learning DesignPersonalized Services and Organizational Responsiveness

  • RSCs Systems Approach toCustomer Astonishment

  • The Rio Brand of eLearningDistance Learning courses Start every Monday in your associated block

  • Rio Support Services Online and via Phone RegistrationBookstoreAcademic Advisement and CounselingFinancial AidCall-A-TutorTechnology & Instructional HelpdeskOnline Electronic Library and Reference Librarians 7 Days a Week

  • Overview of Online Teacher Preparation Program Elements

  • How can a Community College provide a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation program? In 1998 the Arizona Department of Education revised the state rules and regulations for teacher certification.

  • Rios Teacher Education programs have been designed for: Working Adults College Graduates Undergraduates Stay at home parents Re-careering Adults

  • Our Typical Student

  • Program DevelopmentHistorical TimelineEndorsements2000Post Bacc Programs2001Masters Program2002AA Degrees (2+2)20033+1 Partnership2003Bridge Partnership2004

  • Program DevelopmentHistorical Timeline, (cont)Teacher-In-Residence2005Professional Development Institute2006Early Childhood2006K-12 Arts Education Certificate2009

  • Teacher Prep Learning ModelOnline CourseworkTaught by experienced teachersConvenientSelf-paced

    Master Teacher SeminarsRole ModelReality

    Practicum ExperienceObservingTutoringTeaching

    Student TeachingSite Based

    OutcomesQualify for Institutional Recommendation (IR) to become a certified teacher

  • In-Person ComponentsPracticumsMaster Teacher SeminarsExamsStudent Teaching

  • Virtual Practicums

  • What are Virtual Practicums?Professionally developed videos (CDs) of actual classroom experiences/situations that model effective strategiesCreated in support of site-based classroom instructionOnly offered through Rio Salado College Teacher Education ProgramsWOW Award by the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications

  • Standard Post Baccalaureate State Approved Programs


    Early ChildhoodSecondary

    Special Education

    K-12 Arts

  • Approved Programs for Special EducationCross CategoricalEmotional DisabilitiesLearning DisabilitiesMental RetardationOrthopedic ImpairmentsOther Health Impairments

  • Standard Post Baccalaureate Program Characteristics E-Learning and in-person (hybrid) model

    Approved by the Arizona Department of Education for full certification (not an Alternative Program)

    Meets HQT Requirements

    Flexible (courses can be accelerated)


  • Approved Programs for K-12 Arts EducationArt Dance

    Dramatic Art Music

  • Standard Post Baccalaureate Program Plan Level I available to everyoneFormal admissionLevel II 9-week student teaching experienceInstitutional Recommendation (IR)

  • Teacher-in-Residence

    Not AlternativeSame state approved coursework as Standard Post Baccalaureate programLock-step Elementary


    Special Education

  • Teacher-In-Residence (TIR)

    PartnershipRio Salado CollegeAZ Dept of EdStudentSchool District

  • Teacher-In-ResidenceProgram CharacteristicsE-Learning and in-person (hybrid) modelApproved by the Arizona Department of EducationMeets HQT RequirementsAccessible anytime, any placeFlexible (courses can be accelerated)AffordableLock-step 1-3 year programIntern certificate required for participation

  • Tuition Comparison Approximate full-time annual tuition comparison based on two 12-credit semesters. Verification with your academic advisor is recommended.

    Rio Salado College$1,704Northern Arizona University$15,334Arizona State University$16,522University of Arizona$16,474University of Phoenix$17,200Grand Canyon University$16,500

  • Enrollment18,000+ students have taken EDU coursework (2001-present)3,111 students in the last year (unduplicated)

  • Rio Salado Teacher Education Programs Global Outreach

    Working with students in 47 states and over 33 countries

  • Professional Development Institute


  • Partnerships

  • Baccalaureate Degree PartnershipNorthcentral University

    3 +1 (90/30) in:- Elementary- Secondary- Special Education

  • Masters Partnerships

  • Doctorate Degree

  • Additional PartnershipsAlaska Department of Education & Early DevelopmentArizona Public UniversitiesArmy JROTCAshford UniversityTeach For AmericaTroops to Teachers

  • Future Endeavors

  • Communiversity @ Surprise

  • Program Rewards & RecognitionNational Council of Instructional Administrators Exemplary Practices Award in the Educational Technology category. (April,2002)

    Finalist for the Bellwether Award in the category of Workforce Development. This award recognizes outstanding and innovative programs and practices successfully leading community colleges into the future (February, 2003)

    Prestigious Paul M. Pair Innovation Award as the MCCCD Wide Innovation of the Year (April, 2003) and recognized nationally by the League for Innovation in the Community College (June 2003)

    WCET (The Cooperative advancing the effective use of technology in higher education) Outstanding Work (WOW) Award for the Online Teacher Education Programs Virtual Practicum Experience. It recognizes the use of Educational Technology and celebrates the best and most promising practices within the WCET community (presented November 9th, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia at the WCET National Conference)

  • Questions?Comments?

  • Thank you!