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Aspiring teachers who don't have a degree.
If you don't have a degree and are interested in becoming a teacher, our Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education will educationally prepare you for licensure as an elementary school teacher.*
Aspiring teachers who have a bachelor's degree in another area.
If you're ready to make a career change and transition into teaching, you can earn a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education. Previous teaching experience isn't required, just the desire to make a difference.
While we pride ourselves on our global reach and outlook, we also appreciate the value of local influence in the field of education. What differentiates the College of Education from many other universities is that many of our degree programs not only meet national standards, but also have been approved by individual state departments of education to prepare teaching candidates for licensure in their home states.*
Teachers interested in taking their classroom experience to the next level.
If you want to be a part of improving students' literacy and comprehension, earn a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction-Reading.
If you love the classroom and want to take on leadership responsibilities within your school community, earn a Master of Arts in Education/Teacher Leadership.
If you're ready to develop more supervisory skills, prepare for licensure as a principal with our Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.
Corporate education trainers or other adult educators.
To learn new instructional skills and curricular methods relevant to the adult learner, earn a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training.
Teachers who want to brush up their skills.
We offer a wide range of individual courses and workshops for potential endorsements, recertification, and personal and professional growth.
Have questions about how to get started? Fill out a request for more information. You'll be put in touch with an enrollment representative who can answer any questions you may have about our degree programs and program availability in your area.
* University of Phoenix initial degree programs lead to teaching certification (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary and Special Education) in certain states. The College of Education offers state-approved programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Individual programs vary by state, and not all programs are available at all locations or in both online and on-campus modalities.
The College of Education offers state-approved programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Utah. Individual programs vary by state, and not all programs are available at all locations or in both online and on-campus modalities.
Candidates may request an institutional recommendation upon successful completion of their program (academic and program requirements). Candidates should check with their state agency for any state-specific requirements, including the acceptability of the University's advanced programs in any state in which they intend to seek licensure or certification. Program requirements are subject to change based on state certification requirements. Please speak to a campus representative for a listing of programs available at each campus location.