Academics at Prescott College
Professional Educator Preparation - Elementary and Secondary Education Certification
The Education Department at Prescott College prepares students to teach in a variety of formal and non-formal settings from public schools to environmental education camps, to adventure education classrooms, to alternative schools. To meet the needs of Education students, both certification seeking, non-certification seeking, and self-directed or Environmental Education seeking, our Education Department options for your Bachelor of Arts degree are available for consideration. Each option shares an initial set of on campus foundational education courses. The Education with Certification degree requires you to meet Arizona’s Professional teaching standards; some courses may be on campus, mentored or online, depending on your program.
Education Degree (with Certification)
After your initial educational foundation courses (offered as early as your Freshman year) by the start of the Junior year, you will need to decide which certification to are pursue, and begin to follow the required path for the selection certification: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education - ECE, Early Childhood Special Education - ECSE, or Mild to Moderate Special Education.
Education Degree (without Certification)
Students looking for a “subject-based concentration” or “self-designed concentration” for their non-certification Education degree will work with their advisor to develop an adequate degree plan. Students may consider courses from Education, Environmental Studies, Adventure Education, Humanities, etc.
Education Degree with an Environmental Education emphasis
Students considering an Environmental Education emphasis will be combining both general education courses, environmental studies courses, as well as the Environment Education certification courses designed from the AAEE (Arizona Association of Environmental Education) and the NAEE (National Association for Environmental Education).
Academic ResourcesAcademic Resources
The Media Center at Prescott College is a resource available to all students. Our media lab features twelve Mac computers equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro, in addition to tools for sound editing, photo editing, flyer making and book design. The Media Center is used for classes such as Digital Storytelling, The Documentary, and Newspaper Journalism Practicum, while serving as the headquarters of the Raven Review Newspaper.
Prescott College Library
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.More Information