rio salado college

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

Upload: ralph

Post on 21-Mar-2016




1 download


Rio Salado College. The Future…NOW: Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs at the Community College Rio Salado Education Department. Founded in 1978 Largest of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges One of the fastest growing colleges in the nation Rio’s primary focus: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Page 1: Rio Salado College

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

Rio Salado Education Department

Page 2: Rio Salado College

• 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

Page 3: Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College transforms the learning experience through:

• Choice, Access, and Flexibility• Customized, High Quality

Learning Design• Personalized Services and

Organizational Responsiveness

Page 4: Rio Salado College

RSC’s Systems Approach toCustomer Astonishment


ProductionProduction& Support& Support Student














y y











Page 5: Rio Salado College

The Rio Brand of eLearning

Distance Learning courses Start every Monday in your associated


Page 6: Rio Salado College

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

Page 7: Rio Salado College

Overview of Online Teacher Preparation Program Elements

Page 8: Rio Salado College

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.

Page 9: Rio Salado College

Rio’s Teacher Education programs have been designed for:

• Working Adults• College Graduates• Undergraduates• Stay at home parents• Re-careering Adults

Page 10: Rio Salado College

Our Typical Student

Page 11: Rio Salado College

Program DevelopmentHistorical Timeline• Endorsements 2000• Post Bacc Programs 2001• Master’s Program 2002• AA Degrees (2+2) 2003• 3+1 Partnership 2003• Bridge Partnership 2004

Page 12: Rio Salado College

Program DevelopmentHistorical Timeline, (con’t)• Teacher-In-Residence 2005• Professional Development Institute 2006• Early Childhood 2006• K-12 Arts Education Certificate 2009

Page 13: Rio Salado College

Teacher Prep Learning ModelOnline Coursework

Taught by experienced teachers



Master Teacher Seminars•Role Model


Practicum Experience•Observing



Student Teaching•Site Based

OutcomesQualify for Institutional Recommendation (IR)

to become a certified teacher

Page 14: Rio Salado College

In-Person Components

• Practicums• Master Teacher Seminars• Exams• Student Teaching

Page 15: Rio Salado College

Virtual Practicums

Page 16: Rio Salado College

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

Page 17: Rio Salado College

Standard Post Baccalaureate State Approved Programs

ElementaryEarly Childhood Secondary

Special Education K-12 Arts

Page 18: Rio Salado College

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

Page 19: Rio Salado College

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

Page 20: Rio Salado College

Approved Programs for K-12 Arts Education

• Art • Dance

• Dramatic Art • Music

Page 21: Rio Salado College

Standard Post Baccalaureate Program Plan 1. Level I – available to everyone2. Formal admission3. Level II 4. 9-week student teaching experience5. Institutional Recommendation (IR)

Page 22: Rio Salado College

Teacher-in-Residence• Not Alternative• Same state approved coursework as Standard Post

Baccalaureate program• Lock-step Elementary

Secondary Special Education

Page 23: Rio Salado College

Teacher-In-Residence (TIR)


Rio Salado College

AZ Dept of Ed


School District

Page 24: Rio Salado College

Teacher-In-ResidenceProgram Characteristics1. E-Learning and in-person (hybrid) model2. Approved by the Arizona Department of Education3. Meets HQT Requirements4. Accessible anytime, any place5. Flexible (courses can be accelerated)6. Affordable7. Lock-step 1-3 year program8. Intern certificate required for participation

Page 25: Rio Salado College

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.

Page 26: Rio Salado College


• 18,000+ students have taken EDU coursework (2001-present)

• 3,111 students in the last year (unduplicated)

Page 27: Rio Salado College

Rio Salado Teacher Education Programs Global Outreach

Working with students in 47 states and over 33 countries

Page 28: Rio Salado College

Professional Development Institute

• Endorsement/Credit• Non-Credit

Page 29: Rio Salado College


Page 30: Rio Salado College

Baccalaureate Degree Partnership• Northcentral University

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

Page 31: Rio Salado College

Master’s Partnerships

Page 32: Rio Salado College

Doctorate Degree

Page 33: Rio Salado College

Additional Partnerships

• Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

• Arizona Public Universities• Army JROTC• Ashford University• Teach For America• Troops to Teachers

Page 34: Rio Salado College

Future Endeavors

Page 35: Rio Salado College

Communiversity @ Surprise

Page 36: Rio Salado College

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 9th, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia at the WCET National Conference)

Page 37: Rio Salado College



Page 38: Rio Salado College

Thank you!