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

2 Founded in 1978 Largest of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges One of the fastest growing colleges in the nation Rio’s primary focus: - Online Learning - Customized Programs - Collaborative Partnerships - Accelerated Formats

3 Rio Salado College transforms the learning experience through: Choice, Access, and Flexibility Customized, High Quality Learning Design Personalized Services and Organizational Responsiveness

4 RSC’s Systems Approach to Customer Astonishment ID, Course Production & Support Student Enrollment Services AdjunctFacultyServices Marketing OnlineLibrary Technology Support SupportHelpdesk InstructionalSupportHelpdesk InstitutionalResearch

5 The Rio Brand of eLearning Distance Learning courses Start every Monday in your associated block

6 Rio Support Services Online and via Phone Registration Bookstore Academic Advisement and Counseling Financial Aid Call-A-Tutor Technology & Instructional Helpdesk Online Electronic Library and Reference Librarians 7 Days a Week

7 Overview of Online Teacher Preparation Program Elements

8 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.

9 Rio’s Teacher Education programs have been designed for: Working Adults College Graduates Undergraduates Stay at home parents Re-careering Adults

10 Our Typical Student

11 Program Development Historical Timeline Endorsements2000 Post Bacc Programs2001 Master’s Program2002 AA Degrees (2+2) Partnership2003 Bridge Partnership2004

12 Program Development Historical Timeline, (con’t) Teacher-In-Residence2005 Professional Development Institute2006 Early Childhood2006 K-12 Arts Education Certificate2009

13 Teacher Prep Learning Model Online Coursework Taught by experienced teachers Convenient Self-paced Master Teacher Seminars Role Model Reality Practicum Experience Observing Tutoring Teaching Student Teaching Site Based Outcomes Qualify for Institutional Recommendation (IR) to become a certified teacher

14 In-Person Components Practicums Master Teacher Seminars Exams Student Teaching

15 Virtual Practicums

16 What are Virtual Practicums? Professionally developed videos (CDs) of actual classroom experiences/situations that model effective strategies Created in support of site-based classroom instruction Only offered through Rio Salado College Teacher Education Programs WOW Award by the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications

17 Standard Post Baccalaureate State Approved Programs Elementary Early Childhood Secondary Special EducationK-12 Arts

18 Approved Programs for Special Education Cross Categorical Emotional Disabilities Learning Disabilities Mental Retardation Orthopedic Impairments Other Health Impairments

19 Standard Post Baccalaureate Program Characteristics 1.E-Learning and in-person (hybrid) model 2.Approved by the Arizona Department of Education for full certification (not an “Alternative” Program) 3.Meets HQT Requirements 4.Flexible (courses can be accelerated) 5.Affordable

20 Approved Programs for K-12 Arts Education Art Dance Dramatic Art Music

21 Standard Post Baccalaureate Program Plan 1.Level I – available to everyone 2.Formal admission 3.Level II 4.9-week student teaching experience 5.Institutional Recommendation (IR)

22 Teacher-in-Residence Not Alternative Same state approved coursework as Standard Post Baccalaureate program Lock-step Elementary Secondary Special Education

23 Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) Partnership Rio Salado College AZ Dept of Ed Student School District

24 Teacher-In-Residence Program Characteristics 1.E-Learning and in-person (hybrid) model 2.Approved by the Arizona Department of Education 3.Meets HQT Requirements 4.Accessible anytime, any place 5.Flexible (courses can be accelerated) 6.Affordable 7.Lock-step 1-3 year program 8.Intern certificate required for participation

25 Tuition Comparison Rio Salado College$1,704 Northern Arizona University$15,334 Arizona State University$16,522 University of Arizona$16,474 University of Phoenix$17,200 Grand Canyon University$16,500 Approximate full-time annual tuition comparison based on two 12-credit semesters. Verification with your academic advisor is recommended.

26 Enrollment 18,000+ students have taken EDU coursework (2001-present) 3,111 students in the last year (unduplicated)

27 Rio Salado Teacher Education Programs Global Outreach Working with students in 47 states and over 33 countries

28 Professional Development Institute Endorsement/Credit Non-Credit

29 Partnerships

30 Baccalaureate Degree Partnership Northcentral University 3 +1 (90/30) in: - Elementary - Secondary - Special Education

31 Master’s Partnerships

32 Doctorate Degree

33 Additional Partnerships Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Arizona Public Universities Army JROTC Ashford University Teach For America Troops to Teachers

34 Future Endeavors

35 Surprise

36 Program Rewards & Recognition National 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 9 th, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia at the WCET National Conference)

37 Questions?Comments?

38 Thank you!


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