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Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Based on the continuously evolving status surrounding COVID-19, Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD) has decided all online courses will continue as scheduled and all in-person and hybrid classes are now postponed through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.
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Gifted Education

Give a gift to the future!

The Gifted Education Endorsement program at EMCC provides students with the practical and technical skills and training that lead to a rewarding teaching career. Successful students will receive a Certificate of Completion (CCL).

The six-course online program grants flexibility for teachers. Those who complete the program will be more highly-trained to meet the individual learning needs found in every classroom.

When you enroll in an Teacher Education program, you become part of the Teacher Education Institute at Take a look Inside the Program for a glimpse as to what you can expect as a Teacher Education student.EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks, scholarships, internships and other professional opportunities within their selected field of study. 

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Career and Employment Outlook

Gifted Education Endorsement encompasses many different areas of specialty you can enter, with plenty of possibilities! Read more from O*NET.


Additional Information

Special requirements: Teacher education students must possess a valid IVP fingerprint clearance card in order to be placed in an internship/ field experience. The card must be in the student’s possession when participating in the internship/field experience at a public school. Learn more.

The Arizona Department of Education has special requirements for teaching gifted students. Read more.

Uncertain about which track is best for you? Contact Jason Galaviz, Teacher Education and Early Childhood program program advisor, by email or at 623-935-8825.


University Transfer Options

After completing a teacher education program at EMCC, you will be well-prepared to begin your career path or transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree.

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