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Rio Salado College The FutureNOW: Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs at the Community College Rio Salado Education Department Slide 2 Founded in 1978 Largest of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges One of the fastest growing colleges in the nation Rios primary focus: - Online Learning - Customized Programs - Collaborative Partnerships - Accelerated Formats Slide 3 Rio Salado College transforms the learning experience through: Choice, Access, and Flexibility Customized, High Quality Learning Design Personalized Services and Organizational Responsiveness Slide 4 RSCs Systems Approach to Customer Astonishment ID, Course Production & Support Student Enrollment Services AdjunctFacultyServices Marketing OnlineLibrary Technology Support SupportHelpdesk InstructionalSupportHelpdesk InstitutionalResearch Slide 5 The Rio Brand of eLearning Distance Learning courses Start every Monday in your associated block Slide 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 Slide 7 Overview of Online Teacher Preparation Program Elements Slide 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. Slide 9 Rios Teacher Education programs have been designed for: Working Adults College Graduates Undergraduates Stay at home parents Re-careering Adults Slide 10 Our Typical Student Slide 11 Program Development Historical Timeline Endorsements2000 Post Bacc Programs2001 Masters Program2002 AA Degrees (2+2)2003 3+1 Partnership2003 Bridge Partnership2004 Slide 12 Program Development Historical Timeline, (cont) Teacher-In-Residence2005 Professional Development Institute2006 Early Childhood2006 K-12 Arts Education Certificate2009 Slide 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 Slide 14 In-Person Components Practicums Master Teacher Seminars Exams Student Teaching Slide 15 Virtual Practicums Slide 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 Slide 17 Standard Post Baccalaureate State Approved Programs Elementary Early Childhood Secondary Special EducationK-12 Arts Slide 18 Approved Programs for Special Education Cross Categorical Emotional Disabilities Learning Disabilities Mental Retardation Orthopedic Impairments Other Health Impairments Slide 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 Slide 20 Approved Programs for K-12 Arts Education Art Dance Dramatic Art Music Slide 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) Slide 22 Teacher-in-Residence Not Alternative Same state approved coursework as Standard Post Baccalaureate program Lock-step Elementary Secondary Special Education Slide 23 Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) Partnership Rio Salado College AZ Dept of Ed Student School District Slide 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 Slide 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. Slide 26 Enrollment 18,000+ students have taken EDU coursework (2001-present) 3,111 students in the last year (unduplicated) Slide 27 Rio Salado Teacher Education Programs Global Outreach Working with students in 47 states and over 33 countries Slide 28 Professional Development Institute Endorsement/Credit Non-Credit Slide 29 Partnerships Slide 30 Baccalaureate Degree Partnership Northcentral University 3 +1 (90/30) in: - Elementary - Secondary - Special Education Slide 31 Masters Partnerships Slide 32 Doctorate Degree Slide 33 Additional Partnerships Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Arizona Public Universities Army JROTC Ashford University Teach For America Troops to Teachers Slide 34 Future Endeavors Slide 35 Communiversity @ Surprise Slide 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) Slide 37 Questions?Comments? www.riosalado.edu/teachers Slide 38 Thank you!