Elementary Education

Teaching Certificate and AZ Intern Certificate
Signature Courses
Foundations of Education
Learning Theories
Curriculum Design

Teacher Preparation: Elementary Education

If you have a bachelors degree and are interested in teacher certification, you can pursue this online teacher preparation program. If you do not yet hold a bachelors degree, you can learn more about our online bachelors degree option for teacher preparation here. 

You will be working in your community and with mentors as well as online with our dynamic, best-in-class faculty.  If you have no prior credit in education, you can still complete your elementary education certification - talk to your admissions counselor to learn more! If you have transferable credits in education or the teaching subject area, you may have a shorter time to completion.


Earn Your Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate

The Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate enables individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher to teach full-time while completing the requirements for an Arizona provisional teaching certificate. Graduates have a 94% pass rate for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam. This certificate will enable you to enter into a teaching contract with a school district while completing training at Prescott College so you can receive full teaching salary and benefits while earning your degree. This program is online, allowing you to earn your teaching intern certificate at a distance so that you don't have to uproot your life in order to start your new career as a teacher. We even offer a special scholarship to make earning the certificate more affordable.

Arizona Residents

The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs: meet the requirements of licensure for the state of Arizona.


Out-of-State Residents

To ensure that our graduates are equipped to help students learn, all certification programs offered by Prescott College are evaluated by the Arizona Department of Education, and approved by the Arizona State Board of Education. Teacher licensure requirements vary depending on state laws and may include a number of factors, such as:

  • completion of a bachelor's degree program
  • submission of transcripts
  • completion and clearance of a background check
  • passing of required entrance exams and basic skills tests

Click here to see a list of teacher licensure requirements in your state. As requirements are subject to change at any time, please refer to the licensure contact listed under each state.

You can also choose to work toward post-bachelors certification, or toward a Master of Education degree with certification in Elementary or Secondary Education at Prescott College. 



  • Ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the field
  • Ability to demonstrate written communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Ability to demonstrate oral communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate


  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Camp Director


  • Academic focus essay
  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts