50th Anniversary

Academics at Prescott College

Concentration:
Elementary Education M Ed

Concentration:
Elementary Education M Ed

This 45 semester credit hour program offers an intensive, sequenced, 4 to 5 term master’s degree that prepares students for teacher certification in grades K-8. Students come to Prescott for a three-day New Student Orientation and subsequently once per semester for a three-day Colloquium in Prescott. Course work is completed online and through independent study with the help of a graduate mentor.

Limited Residency Master of Education

Prescott College’s mission is to prepare teachers and administrators who have the knowledge and skills, as well as the cultural and ecological sensitivities, needed to bring about meaningful and transformational learning for all students. We believe that education plays an important role in the shaping of a responsible citizenry that is invested in a just democracy.

While pursuing a Masters in Education for elementary education, secondary education, or in principal certification,  you will work with a group of faculty members who are scholar/practitioners. The College has intentionally recruited faculty who are experienced educators who bring both academic background and professional experience to their teaching. Prescott College faculty are committed to school reform and to your professional growth and development. All Prescott College programs, including professional preparation programs, are focused on the unique needs of each student and, to some degree, are self-directed. You will progress with a cohort of peers through the program, collaborating, dialoguing, and debating either online or face to face during the mandatory residencies.

These non-thesis professional preparation programs offered under the M.Ed. degree comply with the Arizona Department of Education requirements. Students from other states are able to mold their program based on their state’s requirements for certification. The practical component of these certification programs is completed in the student’s home state.

Academic Elements-Lim Res MA and MS

Academic Elements-Lim Res MA and MS

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.

Colloquia

Limited Residency Master’s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester.  Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon. During the colloquia, students connect with their cohort, make presentations, and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty. Colloquia also include workshops that address the nuts and bolts of the limited-residency programs and presentations from internationally known keynote speakers.

Life & Career Outcomes

Life & Career Outcomes
  • Elementary Art Teacher
  • 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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