Arizona Teaching Certificate Programs

(found programs from 6 schools)

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Arizona. If you're looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Arizona Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

Earning an add-on certificate in reading, ESL, bilingual education or structured English immersion (SEI) can help you advance your teaching career in Arizona. According to the U.S. Department of Education, elementary reading specialists were one of the teacher shortage areas for both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. Further, the State requires all teachers - regardless of subject or area - to have an ESL, bilingual education or SEI endorsement to teach. ESL and Bilingual teachers were also in demand during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. Arizona's state report card shows a large number of elementary students lacking reading skills. According to the Department of Education, a whopping 44 percent of fourth graders read at below basic level - only 25 percent of fourth graders in the state read at a proficient or advanced level. By earning an add-on certificate in one of these reading-intensive fields, you will prove useful to your district and your students.

At Northcentral University, students can earn a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in ESL. The certificate covers the areas of diversity, instruction, and evaluation. The university also offers 11 other CAGS programs. At Arizona State University, teachers looking to harness technology in their classrooms can earn a certificate in instructional technology or K-12 online learning. These programs help educators learn how to employ technology in their virtual and physical classrooms. At Pima Community College in Tucson, area teachers can conveniently earn add-on certificates in the required area of ESL or SEI. A reading add-on certificate is also available.

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