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					      MAT 123
First Year Seminar
Becoming a Certified Teacher in
           Arizona
        Certification Requirements
•   Teachers are certified through the State of Arizona
    http://www.ade.state.az.us/certification/requirements/TeachingCerts/
•   A Provisional Certificate is valid for two years and is not renewable, but may
    be extended once for two years.
•   All requirements for the Provisional Secondary Certificate must be met.
     – Bachelor’s degree minimum from an accredited institution. Official transcript(s)
       required.
     – Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public
       Safety.
     – Passing score on the secondary professional knowledge portion of the Arizona
       Educator Proficiency Assessment.
     – Passing score on the secondary education subject knowledge portion of the
       Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment. If a proficiency assessment is not
       offered in a subject area, an approved area shall consist of a minimum of 24
       semester hours of subject-related courses from an accredited institution. Note:
       An approved area in general science is comprised of 12 semester hours of life
       science courses and 12 semester hours of physical science courses.
  Certification Requirements
– Arizona Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination)
– U.S. Constitution (a college course or the appropriate examination)
    • NOTE: If you otherwise qualify for the certificate but are deficient in Arizona
      and/or U.S. Constitution, you have three years under a valid teaching
      certificate to fulfill the requirement, except that if you are teaching an
      academic course on history, government, social studies, citizenship, law, or
      civics, you have one year to fulfill the requirement.
– Option A, B, or C:
    A. Completion of a teacher preparation program in secondary education from
       an accredited institution or from a Board-approved teacher preparation
       program
    B. A valid secondary certificate from another state
    C. 30 semester hours of education courses including at least 8 semester hours
       of practicum in grades 7-12. Two years of verified teaching experience in
       grades 7-postsecondary may substitute for the 8 semester hours of
       practicum. Courses which teach the knowledge and skills described in the
       professional teaching standards such as learning theory, classroom
       management, methods, assessment are acceptable.
     Certification Requirements
• CURRENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STANDARD
  SECONDARY CERTIFICATE
• Certificate is valid for six years and is renewable.
• Qualify and hold the Provisional Secondary Certificate
  for two years.
• Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona
  Department of Public Safety.
• Passing score on the performance portion of the Arizona
  Educator Proficiency Assessment. Currently, the
  assessment has not been developed. Two years of
  verified full-time teaching experience during the valid
  period of the provisional certificate may be used to
  convert the Provisional Certificate to a Standard
  Certificate.
      Certification Requirements
• B.S.Ed Requirements
  –   University Colloquium (discontinued effective F04)
  –   Liberal Studies
  –   Mathematics Requirements
  –   Education Requirements
• Other Requirements
  – Constitution Requirement
  – Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA)
• Community College Teaching
       B.S.Ed. Requirements
• Program Sheet
  – http://www.math.nau.edu
  – Note: MAT 302, a one-credit-hour practicum
    experience, is required in place of ECI 308. Sixty
    clock hours of practicum experience is required for
    MAT 302. You will gain these 60 hours while enrolled
    in MAT 301, MAT 401, and MAT 402 (20 hours in
    each course). Fingerprint check is required.
• Education Requirements
  – http://coe.nau.edu/
        B.S.Ed. Requirements
• Education Requirements
  – You must be admitted to teacher education program
    to take coursework beyond EDF 200. Application
    periods are February 1-15 and September 1-15.
  – Admission Requirements:
      • Completed 45 hours of coursework
      • Completed or currently enrolled in EDF 200
      • Completed 15 hours of liberal studies credit in the
        discipline studies with a minimum 2.5 GPA
      • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in English foundations
        coursework
      • Written composition of at least two pages on why
        you want to be a teacher
        B.S.Ed. Requirements
• Education Requirements (cont.)
  – Admission Requirements (cont.):
    • A letter of recommendation
    • Have declared a major
    • Have completed at least three hours in your major
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA in all major coursework
    • Have a grade of at least C in MAT 110, MAT 114,
      MAT 135, or equivalent
    • Attend a secondary education advisement
      workshop
       B.S.Ed. Requirements
• Education Requirements (cont.)
  – Course Requirements
     • EDF 200 and EPS 325
     • ECI 322 and ECI 350
     • ECI 450, ECI 465, and ECI 495
  – These courses, except for ECI 495, may be taken in a
    single semester via the Integrated Secondary
    Teacher Education Program (ISTEP). Students are
    on campus MTTh 8:30-12:30 and in the public
    schools on Wednesday.
      B.S.Ed in Mathematics
• Other Requirements
  – You must take POS 220 (or POS 110 and
    POS 241) to satisfy the State of Arizona’s
    certification requirement. You may meet this
    requirement by examination through NAU’s
    Counseling and Testing Center
  – You must pass the professional knowledge
    and mathematics component of the Arizona
    Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA)
    http://www4.nau.edu/cee/aepa/
    Community College Teaching
•   The State of Arizona no longer requires a certificate to teach at the
    community college level. However, the State has asked each County to
    establish its own minimum qualifications. Maricopa Community College
    District has adopted the following minimum qualifications for faculty:
     – Master's in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester
       hours with Math or Statistics and Probability prefixes, or master's in any teaching
       field with 18 graduate semester hours with Math or Statistics and Probability
       prefixes, or a master's in mathematics. Note: A maximum of 9 upper
       division/graduate semester hours in math education or math content areas with
       physics or engineering prefixes may be counted toward the 24 at the discretion
       of the math department/division chair.
          • Please note: If selected for a Residential Faculty position, in order to reach appointive
            status, 21 graduate semester hours in MAT or STP prefixes must be obtained. If 21
            hours of graduate credit cannot be validated at the time of hire, a program must be
            developed in concert with the individual involved, the department chair, and the
            appropriate dean to remove the deficiency during the probationary period. Note: A
            maximum of 6 semester graduate hours of math education may be counted toward the
            21 hours at the discretion of the department/division chair.
     – EDU 250 - Overview of the Community Colleges -- or equivalent must be
       completed within two years of date of hire.

				
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