Teacher Education Institute

Inside the Institute

The Teacher Education Institute, which includes programs in the area of Teacher Education, Early Childhood Development and Speech Language Pathology Assistant, will give you extra support and enhance your student experience as you pursue your education at EMCC.

Through opportunities such as internships, service learning, the Future Teachers Club, the annual kickoff, and the Institute Orientation, the Teacher Education Institute will provide support to help you find the appropriate program pathway for you.

By participating in the Teacher Education Institute, you will have the opportunity to meet with university partners, become familiar with local school districts, and observe dynamic K-12 teachers. You will be exposed to a variety of internship and community service endeavors to grow your skills as a teacher and to connect with and serve the community. Through the EMCC Teacher Education Institute, you will experience a practical and valuable understanding of the amazing and rewarding field of teaching.

Teacher Education Institute programs include:


Associate Degrees

Certificate of Completion (CCL)

Associate in Arts, Elementary Education
  • Gifted Education
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Early Childhood Education  
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Educational Studies Early Childhood  
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Secondary Education  
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Secondary Education  

Arizona Department of Education Endorsements

  • Gifted Education
  • Structured English Immersion


Inside the Program

Aa student of one of EMCC’s education programs, you’ll want to be aware of some critical dates - not just for exams and projects, but orientations and graduation Here’s what you need to know:

  • Every student needs to attend the new student orientation. This event is designed to inform incoming students about the EMCC campus, available resources, faculty and staff expectations, opportunities offered, and the importance of identifying their personal and educational goals.

  • When you enroll, you become part of the Teacher Education Institute. The Institute orientation is your opportunity to connect with faculty, staff and other students. You’ll hear about resources just for your program as well as  be able to connect with a variety of EMCC’s business partners for future internships or scholarships.

  • Finally, when you’re ready, you’ll want to keep an eye open for EMCC’s graduation deadlines in order to fully celebrate your big day.

What does EMCC’s Teacher Education Institute offer for learning spaces? Check out the photo gallery to see our state-of-the-art facilities and teaching spaces that give you the opportunity to learn, study and experience college life in realistic settings.