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 Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

Teacher Education Program

The Teacher Education Program is a comprehensive teacher preparation program intended to serve students pursuing futures as teachers and as qualified paraprofessionals. Degrees and/or transfer pathways are offered in elementary, secondary, early childhood and special education. Largely a transfer program, emphasis is on foundation education courses which include field experience, philosophy, and an education portfolio. In addition, students can deepen their career focus with a number of general education courses such as Biology Concepts, First Year Composition, Introduction to Geology, and technology courses that offer specific sections available only to education majors.

The instructional team of residential and adjunct faculty collaborates to plan for common goals and expectations, design effective learning experiences, and share knowledge of best practices aligned with Arizona’s Professional Teaching Standards. Transfer courses in education and general education are offered in a four-semester plan to facilitate fluid transfer to a university program. Classes at the Pecos Campus are offered at a variety of days and times to allow for flexible scheduling. CGCC’s Teacher Education Program enhances knowledge of teaching as a career and offers early preparation for teacher certification in Arizona to freshman and sophomore students. Prospective teachers have considerable choice in how and when they learn at CGCC.

​Teacher Education Degrees & Programs
Early Childhood
Elementary Education
Elementary Education (Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language)
  • CGCC four-semester plan
    Elementary Education (Bilingual/English as a Second Language) majors prepare to teach grades 1-8.
  • ASU MAPP
    Special education majors prepare to teach grades K-12 in the special education field. Dual certification options for both elementary and special education are available
  • NAU East Valley and Connect2NAU
    Please contact Teacher Education Advisor for more information.
Special Education
  • CGCC two-year plan
    Special education majors prepare to teach grades K-12 in the special education field. Dual certification options for both elementary and special education are available.
  • ASU MAPP
    Special education majors prepare to teach grades K-12 in the special education field. Dual certification options for both elementary and special education are available.
  • NAU East Valley and Connect2NAU
    Please contact Teacher Education Advisor for more information
Secondary Education
Physical Education
  • CGCC four semester plan
    Physical Education majors prepare to teach grades K-12 in the physical education field. Please contact Teacher Education Advisor for more information.
  • ASU MAPP
    Physical Education majors prepare to teach grades K-12 in the Physical Education field. Please contact Teacher Education Advisor for more information.
  • NAU Teach and Connect2NAU
    Please contact Teacher Education Advisor for more information
Teacher Education Program Advisor

Ms. Terri McClelland

Appointments:  480.732.7317
Location: Estrella Hall, 219E
Emailteresa.mcclelland@cgc.edu
 
Your advisor can help with:

  • course selections
  • semester schedule planning
  • graduation petition
  • transfer information
  • university requirements
  • enrollment

For continued success:

  • see your advisor once per semester
  • keep current with university requirements