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Academics at Prescott College

Concentration:
Special Education

Concentration:
Special Education

Our Arizona State Board of Education approved program certificate in Special Education qualifies educators to teach students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, emotional disabilities, and specific learning disabilities.  Prescott College offers this program in both a Bachelor of Arts degree and also through our post-degree certification program for those who already hold an undergraduate degree.

Limited Residency Bachelor of Arts

The Limited-Residency Undergraduate Program for Education & Teacher Preparation study area emphasizes current educational research and theory, as well as practical experience in the classroom, leading to the teaching certification in the student’s home state.  For those students pursuing teacher certification, the programs include course work, field experiences (including a 12-week student teaching experience), and a set of structured assessments distributed throughout the program. Individualized degree programs in Education typically focus on alternative learning environments such as outdoor, adult, or early childhood education. Students can earn certification in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Special Education.

Also through  the Limited-Residency Undergraduate Program, Prescott College offers a Post-Degree Teaching Certificate in five different subject areas, for both aspiring and experienced teachers: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education.  Students can also earn endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Structured English Immersion (SEI), and as a Reading Specialist.

Program Components - Limited-Residency Undergraduate

Program Components - Limited-Residency Undergraduate

Orientation

All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester. During Orientation, you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program.  Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures, different areas of study, and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships, exchange ideas, and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey.  Students typically come away from Orientation inspired, energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship.

Prior Learning Assessment

Prescott College’s commitment to student-centered, experiential learning includes a respect for the adult student’s prior learning, whether that learning occurred in non-college settings, recognized Massive Open Online Courses, or in extended, demanding professional experiences. After the first semester, Limited-Residency Undergraduate students may apply to begin a process in which they document and request assessment of their prior learning in order to earn Prescott College credits. 

Mentored Study

Our mentored study program is the special ingredient that makes our distance program a high-touch, face to face experience that is customizable for each student, and a proven success across the country. Mentors are experts in their field and are vetted by our faculty. You can work with your mentor in your home community, virtually, and even abroad. The mix of mentored studies and online coursework allows you to achieve your educational goals while maintaining your personal schedule.

Life & Career Outcomes

Life & Career Outcomes
  • Elementary School Teacher

Faculty & Mentor Guides

Faculty & Mentor Guides

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Prescott College Library

Library From Above

The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources. Our library catalog  reflects not only our collection but that of more than 30 other libraries in Yavapai county. A system-wide library card allows borrowers to request books from any library in the county.  Online resources include millions of full-text articles available through our article databases, and over 130,000 e-books available through ebrary.  

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