Week of October 14 | Secondary Education Certificate
Produced by Courtland Jeffrey
Reporter Sydney Schuman
Edited by Courtland Jeffrey
Camera Daniel Santa Cruz, Courtland Jeffrey
Executive Producer Erin O’Connor
The secondary education certificate program has made it possible for non-education majors to become certified to teach grades 7 through 12 in Arizona by simply adding a few courses to their schedule. As many baby boomers are expected to step into retirement in the next 4 to 5 years, there will be a huge need for new teachers to take their positions, and this program makes it so that more college students are prepared for those roles. The certificate program also amplifies students’ attractiveness to employers.