If you love learning and want to help students discover their potential, the Education Field of Interest is for you. With so many Education certificates and degrees to choose from at Maricopa Community Colleges, you’re sure to discover one that excites you.
Specialize in early childhood education, K-12 education, multicultural education, eLearning design, and more. While studying education can prepare you to be a classroom instructor at virtually any academic level, becoming a teacher isn’t your only career option. You can also learn to design instructional media and materials, work as a school administrator, become a librarian, or provide needed training for workers re-entering the workforce. No matter which path you choose, a background in education can prepare you for a rewarding – and meaningful – career.
If you are ready to find the Education program that is right for you, select the option below that meets your current goals.
University Transfer and Associate Degrees
With the university transfer option, you can complete most of your
general education coursework at the Maricopa Community Colleges and have
guaranteed acceptance to one of our over 40 university and college
partners to complete your Bachelor degree.
There are other Associate of Applied Science degrees that have been
designed to provide seamless transfer into a bachelor program, but
acceptance is not guaranteed. The Associate degrees in this list give you
the opportunity for an in-depth study of your chosen field. If you decide
to move on to a four-year degree after graduation, you will need to work
with an advisor to confirm which classes will transfer, and acceptance is
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete
courses at more than one of our colleges.
A Certificate prepares you for entry-level work in your chosen field and
requires fewer classes than the Associate degree or university transfer
options. There are several types of certificates available, including
career, trade, and academic certificates.
Credits earned in a certificate program can often be used toward an
Associate degree. For more information, speak with an advisor.
Fast Track Certificates available in 20 weeks or less
Peer Leaders are current PVCC students or recent graduates who can help you navigate the challenges of your college experience. College can be overwhelming, and your peers want to support you through this journey.