Thursday, May 28, 2015

Financial Tips Every College Student Should Know

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Managing a budget as a college student can prove challenging, but by preparing, planning ahead and researching your options, you can master your finances!
Check out this helpful Huffington Post article, 7 Financial Tips Every College Student Should Know.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Grant Helps STEM Pros Recareer as Teachers

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Fifteen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals have a chance at recareering as secondary classroom teachers through Rio Salado’s Noyce Scholars Program. Qualified candidates will benefit from a generous $16.5K stipend provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Rio Salado’s fast-track teacher education program.

The next deadline to apply is July 24, 2015. 

Rio Salado’s Noyce Scholars Program is ideal for Valley STEM professionals who’ve been thinking about making the transition to teaching. The stipend funds are part of a $1.2 million NSF grant awarded to Rio Salado in 2011 as a way of encouraging STEM professionals to bring their industry experience to the classroom, combat the shortage of qualified STEM teachers and help Arizona teens prepare for high-need STEM careers.

It was a natural decision for Phoenix resident Katy Westersund to enter the program. “I started to think about my prior career as an environmental engineer, and about what I can do now,” said Westersund, a full-time mom who also volunteers at her children's school.

image of Catherine Westersund

“I attended Rio’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Orientation,” said Westersund. “The instructor put up a slide with three questions: Do you like math and science? Are you needing to recareer? Do you want to help others learn? And I said, yes, that’s me.”

“I decided to pursue a career as a secondary math teacher because I loved my career as an environmental engineer," said Westersund. “I think I saw that as a mother I could advocate for my children, to give them the best opportunity and to love math and science. By me becoming a secondary math teacher, I can be an advocate for a classroom of students.”

Westersund completed a student teaching assignment at Tempe Union High School in November and received her teacher certification in January. She plans to teach honors algebra and financial algebra at Horizon Community of Learning Charter School in Phoenix. Westersund is one of 28 Rio Salado students who has already completed the program.

Qualified applicants will have an opportunity to earn a Secondary Arizona Teaching Certificate in math or science for grades 6-12. They will be provided mentoring, assistance with job placement and first-year classroom support.
The 15-month post-baccalaureate program is online, making it accessible and convenient. 

“Students are supported throughout the program with their coursework by a success coach and a mentor during the first year of teaching to assist with classroom management and other first-year teacher challenges,” said Noyce Scholars Program Manager Karen Nave.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, three or more years of experience in a non-education STEM career-- and a passion for teaching. The application process includes a subject knowledge exam, a teaching seminar and screening interview. Please note, the application process usually takes about a month to complete.

Classes for the next cohort begin the first week of September. For more details, visit or call 480-517-8066.

Pictured above: Rio Salado Teacher Ed staff accompany Noyce Scholars at February 2014 National Title I Conference for Educators Conference in San Diego.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Early Childhood Workshop, June 23

Two women pose for a picture outside of the Shining Star Learning Center building.
Take part in a free community workshop at the Communiversity at QC on Tuesday, June 23.

The topic of this session is Community Resources and Services.

The class is based on a training program developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University, which promotes the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, and school readiness by the age of five.

Rio Salado adjunct faculty member and co-owner of Shining Stars Learning Center Victoria Diforte will serve as the instructor. Learn more about Diforte at:

Participants will earn a two-hour training certificate upon completion of each class. The class meets Arizona’s Children Association and A Place to Call Home training requirements.

The workshop take place 6-8 p.m.

Register online at or call (480) 888-9545.

Child care provided by Shining Stars Learning Center, 21805 S. Ellsworth Road, Suite B101, across the street from the Communiversity at QC.

Learn how Rio Salado can help you earn a degree in Early Childhood Administration and Management.

To learn more about in-person classes at the Communiversity at QC, please visit us on the web.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Green Ribbon.  Text: Stand up against stigma. No Health without Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 43 million American adults have mental health issues—that’s one in five people. 

Look around and realize that there are many individuals in your zone of proximity suffering from the shame, hopelessness, isolation, and other negative emotions that are the defining attributes of mental illness. Perhaps you are one of them.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Rio Salado Library is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Month by pooling together resources to help identify the causes of mental illness and strategies to overcome it.

Online Resources:
Library Resources:

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

In Honor of Memorial Day, May 25

United States Marine Corps War Memorial by Felix de Weldon at night.

The Communiversity at QC and the Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed on Monday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces.

image of flags waving in the air

There is a traditional way of displaying the U.S. flag on this special day. The flag is raised quickly to the top of the staff and then lowered slowly to the half-mast position, where it remains until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. At noon their memory is raised by the living.

The National Moment of Remembrance Act was passed in 2000 to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity.”  The Act encourages all Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence.

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. - Harry S. Truman

Image 1: United States Marine Corps War Memorial by Felix de Weldon 
Image 3: War Memorial in Washington D.C. by Vinoth Chandar

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Five Tips For New Rio Salado Students

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What can you expect as a new Rio Salado student?  Is there a way you can prepare?  What can enhance your chances for success? Here are some answers to those questions from Rio Salado's Counseling Services.

The most important thing to consider is that every class is different, every instructor is different, and online learning is different! Here are some key things you should know and plan to do before taking college courses at Rio Salado.

Learn how to use Rio Salado's online platforms

There are many ways to accomplish this and it’s critical to succeeding in your classes. The college website at and the Start at Rio web page has a plethora of information. There are also many links to student services, counseling, financial aid, certificates and degrees, college departments and more.

Here's an introductory video about using three key online platforms.

New students are automatically enrolled in New Student Orientation (NSO101), a free, non-credit class that provides an overview of the college and introduces you to RioLearn, our online learning system.

If you're still left scratching your head, you can always call the Instructional Helpdesk. This team is there to answer questions and help train you, as well as act as a liaison between students and instructors. They can be reached at: 480-517-8380, 866-511-8380 and at

Know your responsibilities
It’s best to assume the first day and week of classes will provide valuable information, which can be found in the syllabus, welcome letter, announcements and during instructor discussions. Make sure you fully investigate and understand course requirements.

Prepare for homework assignments first day of class
Don't be the one who gets blindsided when an instructor launches a discussion forum on the first day of class about an assignment.  It is common for college instructors to expect you to have an assignment completed for the first day or week of class. These assignments are typically given via e-mail, posted online or printed on the syllabus — so keep a lookout.

Reach out to classmates

This can be more of a challenge online, however, there are often discussions in online classes.  

RioLounge is available for students to communicate and offer support, friendship, and information. You can form and find study groups and quick support from other peers. Don't underestimate the ability of your classmates.

Sleep, stay healthy and plan ahead
These common sense tips will help you in all areas of your life-- classes, career, and relationships. Being successful takes work and being prepared for class is the first step. You’ve got this!

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Autumn Cardott on behalf of Rio Salado's Counseling Services,

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Students Earn College Degrees in High School

Dual enrollment graduates surrounding Rio Salado College President Chris Bustamante

A record number of Valley students have already received their associate degrees before graduating from high school thanks to Rio Salado College's dual enrollment program. 

There were a total of 38 dual enrollment grads from 10 different high schools this year, 26 of whom took part in Rio Salado’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony at Comerica Theatre on May 5. This represents a record number of graduates, commencement attendees and schools participating in Rio Salado’s dual enrollment program.

The students come from Deer Valley and Heritage high schools in Glendale; Brophy College Prep, Desert Vista, Horizon, Mountain Pointe and Xavier College Prep in Phoenix as well as Tempe’s Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza and McClintock high schools.

“I chose dual enrollment because I wanted to take as many core classes as possible to get a head start on my biomedical engineering degree,” said Slade Hermann, a senior at Deer Valley High School, who earned an associate in arts degree at last week’s ceremony.

“Through Rio Salado’s program, my high school offered multiple classes not only for high school credit, but for college credit as well, so I took advantage.”

Erin Hintze, a senior at Xavier College Preparatory, said the cost savings was a major factor. “Rio’s dual enrollment program is a great way to take college-level classes in high school at a more affordable price than if you took them in college,” said Hintze, who earned an associate in arts degree and is one of 16 Xavier dual enrollment grads.

“I earned a college degree before I graduate from high school,” said Hintze. “That is a claim most kids can't make.”

Hintze will be enrolling as a junior in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University this fall, with plans to major in computer systems engineering.

Kate Boyle, another Xavier College Preparatory student, noted the benefits of getting a jump start on her college career. “I will be a second semester sophomore when I go to college and will have completed all the general education classes I would have had to take if I did not go through Rio’s dual enrollment program,” Boyle said.

Approximately 7,000 students earned high school and college credits simultaneously through Rio Salado’s dual enrollment classes. Classes are taught in person at each school by high school instructors who meet the qualifications to teach college classes.

“Research shows students who participate in dual enrollment programs have higher college GPA’s and are more likely to graduate from college than those who don’t,” said Dr. EJ Anderson, Rio Salado director of community partnerships for early college.

“Dual enrollment is one of the best strategies to improve a student’s ability to go to college and graduate on time,” said Anderson.

Anderson says parents play a key role in the program. “The Dual Enrollment program has really flourished in the past few years as students, parents, teachers and administrators see the incredible benefits,” Anderson said.

Dual enrollment credits transfer to all Arizona public colleges and universities, as well as many public and private colleges and universities outside of Arizona.

“Dual enrollment helped prepare me for college,” said Desert Vista High School senior Rex Moore, who is also a member of Rio Salado’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society and one of two Rio Salado All Arizona Academic Scholars who was awarded full tuition to one of Arizona’s public universities this February.

“I was always interested in math and science and want to do something to help people. That is why I am pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering.”

Austin Hornbaker, a senior at Tempe Corona del Sol High School and physics aficionado, earned both an associate in arts and an associate in science degree at the commencement ceremony.

“Dual enrollment allowed me to complete most of my associate in science (AS) degree by taking the classes I needed to take anyway to graduate high school,” Hornbaker said. “As it turns out, the AS and AA are so similar that I have completed the requirements for both degrees.”

With two associate degrees under his belt, Hornbaker will have the first four semesters of his bachelor’s degree in physics completed before he even sets foot on the ASU campus this fall.

“I will be able to jump right into the interesting physics classes instead of spending my first two years completing general education requirements,” Hornbaker said.

For more details about Rio Salado’s dual enrollment program, including scholarship opportunities, visit or call 480-517-8080.

Learn more about the benefits of dual enrollment in this feature article by 3TV reporter Erika Flores.

Rio Salado Dual Enrollment Class of 2015
  • Brophy College Prep: Kevin Mead, Michael O'Gara
  • Corona del Sol: Steven Dykstra, Austin Hornbaker*, Samuel Juetten
  • Deer Valley: Slade Hermann, Michael Barnes, Grady Telfer, Jordan Tovar, Peter Tuohy, Victoria Vincent
  • Desert Vista: Angelique Cappo, Chase Boeke, Eric Kooinga, Megan Yousefelahi*, Rex Moore, Sepehr Rostamzadeh, Tessa Reinhart
  • Heritage: Andreas Grossen
  • Horizon: Angelica Gutierrez, Jasmine Robinson, Megan Fried
  • Marcos de Niza: Elizabeth Bierwagon
  • McClintock: Katie Canevit
  • Mt. Pointe: Kyra de la Torre, Shugri Abdulle, Teresa Velasco
  • Xavier College Prep: Brittney Hintze (2013), Aimee Skornik (2014), Anna Aloma, Areen Badwal. Erin Hintze, Jessica Kuretich, Kate Boyle, Katrina Knapp, Kyra Ochsner Madison Kumnic, Maria Brunacini, Mary Martin, Monica Tibajia, Morgan Snopko, Tianna Bengston, Tristan Richards

*Earned an associate of arts and science degree.

1. Group photo of Valley dual grads from Rio Salado Commencement Ceremony with President Chris Bustamante. Photographer Kenneth Krehbiel.
2. Sister Joanie Nuckols with Xavier Prep graduates. Photographer Kenneth Krehbiel.
3. Desert Vista Grads: Chase Boeke, Angelique Cappo, Rex Moore, Megan Yousefelahi and Sepehr Rostamzadeh. Photographer Gordon Fong.

Other high-resolution photographs available at

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Summer Hours May 18 – Aug. 14

Rio salado employee wearing a Rio Salado sweatshirt.
The Communiversity at QC and Rio Salado College will implement a new summer hour schedule that includes Friday college wide closures, beginning May 18 and ending August 14.

All college locations and services will be closed on Fridays except the following:
  • Testing Centers at Tempe, Northern, the Communiversity at Surprise
    and the Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Tempe: Technology Helpdesk phone support, KJZZ, KBACH and Sun Sounds
Please note, the Rio Salado Library in Tempe will also be closed on Saturdays during this time.

We will resume week-long operations on Aug. 17.

This new schedule will provide cost-saving, energy benefits during slower summer months. We hope this does not pose an inconvenience for you.

We encourage you to use self-serve options at

Please visit Rio Salado locations pages for the latest details about college closures.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Free Dental Clinics for Kids, June 12 & July 8

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The Rio Salado Dental Hygiene Clinic will host two, free dental clinics this summer, for children and young adults ages 17 and younger. 

Services Include: Exams, X-rays, Cleaning, Fluoride Varnish, and Fun Educational Tips on Staying Healthy. Each child will also receive a wellness goodie bag to take home.

Rio Salado Free Dental Clinic for Kids
Friday, June 12, 2015
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please RSVP in advance for guaranteed service by calling 480-377-4100 or send an email to

Walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated if time and space permit.

Rio Salado College Dental Clinic
2250 W. 14th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, but is almost entirely preventable. You can help us combat this problem by referring a child in need.

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The Rio Salado Dental Clinic provides quality preventive dental hygiene services at discounted rates for the public-- all year long. Fees range from $25-35 depending on the age of the patient. Learn more.

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Visit this web page to learn more about Rio Salado's dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, and how you can begin your dental career.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Positive Paths Scholarship Deadline May 21

The Positive Paths Scholarship Program assists women who are returning to school to improve their lives and enhance their career opportunities by way of obtaining appropriate education and training.

Many of the recipients will have overcome major obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, death of a spouse, loss of a job,illness of family members, issues with children, or other challenges.

Recipients can use the award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain a higher education credential that leads to stable employment opportunities, including tuition, fees, and books.

Scholarship amounts will vary based on individual needs, up to a maximum of $1500 per academic year and are available to students attending the East Valley Institute of Technology, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College and Rio Salado College

Please visit this web page for details about eligibility.

Get started on the application now!

Deadline is May 21, 2015.

For more details about Positive Paths, visit

 Chandler Gilbert Community College and Rio Salado College are proud supporters of the Positive Paths scholarship program and its 2015 fundraising gala.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Now Hiring! RSC Part-Time Call Center Positions

Image af a Rio Salado employee looking at camera, behind her are Rio Salado students.

Rio Salado College is hiring part-time employees to join its Institutional Advancement Call Center team!

Job duties include assisting students with basic information about admission, registration and financial aid and outbound calling.

Students are encouraged to apply!

The ideal candidate will be customer-focus oriented, possess excellent written, verbal and listening skills, communicate policies and procedures with extreme attention to detail, and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Interested in learning more? Read the full job description.

Visit Rio Salado's Employment Page for details about all part-time and full time opportunities.

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Honoring Unsung Graduation Heroes

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There will be dozens of graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks highlighting students who have accomplished extraordinary achievements. The 2015 Rio Salado College Commencement ceremony this evening will not be an exception.

Right now, however, the spotlight is on those unsung heroes who will help fill the Comerica Theatre tonight—graduates like Kelly Kirlin who are pursuing higher learning to be of service to others and guests like her husband Mike Bennett who provide the support students need to succeed.

image of Kelly Kirlin

Kirlin is one of thousands of adult learners at Rio Salado who are returning to college while juggling family, work, life and all of the challenges that come with them. She had the benefit of family and friends to help her embark on and continue her educational journey.

“I had the unconditional support of my husband and my entire family,” Kirlin said. “It was their encouragement that made returning to school possible.”

Kirlin decided to return to school because there was a void in her life—as if she wasn’t doing what she was supposed to be doing. One thing was certain, there was a need to help people in a more significant way, especially people living with addiction and substance use disorders.

“Two of my family members were actively abusing substances while I was growing up,” Kirlin said. “I saw how addiction affects families and the lives of the user.”

Kirlin enrolled in Rio Salado’s Behavioral Health/Addictions and Substance Use Disorders program while working as a full-time chiropractic assistant. The online option was a big draw.

“That gave me the chance to go to school full-time online but also allowed for me to spend time with my daughter.”

With Bennett’s encouragement, she decided to quit her job and become a full-time student. Bennett not only took on side jobs to help make up for the loss in income, he and the family also agreed to move from Tucson to Queen Creek so Kirlin could benefit from Rio Salado’s in-person services.

“Once the Communiversity at Queen Creek opened, as it is literally located one minute from my house, I met Rio advisor, Jennifer Feland before every semester,” said Kirlin. She and I sat down and completed my educational plan for what classes I needed and in what order to take them. Without her help and guidance I don’t know that I would have stayed on track.”

Kirlin also took advantage of the study rooms, computers and other services. It was during one of her frequent visits that Kirlin learned of a part-time opening for a Rio Salado site support administrator at the Communiversity at QC. “I thought, what better way to give back to the community and the students than to work here?” Kirlin accepted the job in Feb. 2015. She will be among nine other Rio Salado employee graduates at tonight’s ceremony.

Kirlin will graduate with her level one and two certificates in substance abuse counseling tonight. She is 12 credits shy of earning an associate degree in social work.

There’s no doubt Bennett will be at tonight’s ceremony. He convinced Kirlin to take part after discovering she had no intention of attending.

“He has been supportive in every way,” said Kirlin. “He encouraged me when I was struggling getting assignments done on time, he gave me pep talks when I got discouraged. He would surprise me with flowers when I finished finals.”

“When I graduate I won't be just graduating for me,” said Kirlin. “I will be graduating for my family too.”


New Director of Community Partnership Programs

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The Communiversity at QC is pleased to introduce Charles Flanagan, the new Director of Community Partnership Programs for Rio Salado College!

Flanagan will be responsible for operations at the Communiversity at QC, Rio Salado Southern, and the East Valley Veterans Education Center.

Meet Charles Flanagan

Prior to joining Rio Salado, Flanagan served as a senior administrator and agency director for more than three decades with the State of Arizona in the areas of criminal justice/corrections, juvenile justice, and child welfare. Flanagan has taught and administered academic and work based educational programs for the State of Arizona and Cochise Community College.

Additionally, Flanagan worked in the performing arts in Europe for more than 12 years and earned a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

"I am looking forward to working with my Rio colleagues and our community partners in order to enhance the academic and life successes of our students, for the benefit of our shared communities," said Flanagan.

Flanagan's rich background working in government and education, extensive experience building partnerships, and passion for working with underserved and underprepared populations make him a valued addition to the Rio Salado team!

Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Rio Salado Commencement Spotlight

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Tomorrow is Rio Salado's Graduation Day! 

Attendees of Rio Salado's Commencement ceremony will be hearing about the extraordinary accomplishments of Rio Salado's Class of 2015, including the record-breaking number of dual enrollment students who are graduating this year. Here's a glimpse into the life of one of Rio Salado's dual enrollment students, Austin Hornbaker.

Dual Enrollment Helps Rio Salado Student Realize Dream

photo of Austin in cap and gown.

Austin Hornbaker has wanted to study physics since the seventh grade. His dream was put on the fast track when he began taking dual enrollment classes with Rio Salado his freshman year in high school.

Dual enrollment is a program that allows students to take college level courses while in high school for both high school and college credit. Courses are taught by high school teachers who are certified to teach college-level courses.

Hornbaker will earn two degrees at Rio Salado's May 5 Commencement ceremony-- an associate in arts degree and an associate in science degree-- before he graduates from Tempe Corona del Sol High School.

“With an associate degree and two additional physics classes at Arizona State University under my belt, I have the whole first two years of a Bachelor’s [degree] in physics completed, allowing me to jump right into interesting physics classes instead of spending my first two years completing general education requirements,” Hornbaker said.

This fall at age 17, Hornbaker will enter ASU as a junior. He plans to dual-major in physics and mathematics in the Barrett Honors Program. He said that the advisors at Rio Salado helped him work through his degree checklist and walked him through the classes which satisfied specific degree requirements. He also said that the advisors kept him in the loop on scholarship opportunities.

“Down the road, this can jumpstart my career and I can finish college early. It seems as though the benefits of dual enrollment are boundless,” Hornbaker said.

His father, Richard Hornbaker, said that the financial benefits are helpful, but that the real benefits are how well prepared his son is for college. He added that dual enrollment has shortened Austin’s time to degree completion by two years and that Austin can immediately immerse himself in his major courses at ASU.

“After ASU, I don’t have any definite plans,” says Austin Hornbaker, “But a Bachelor’s is definitely a stepping stone to bigger things. I am considering pursuing a PhD in physics and am always exploring career options. It would be really cool to end up working at NASA or CERN someday.”

Hornbaker has some advice for incoming juniors and seniors: “If [students] are planning on going to an in-state university, it would be a terrible decision not to take dual enrollment; most of these classes [students] will have to take again at the university.”

By Rio Salado Coordinator of Public Programs Deborah L. Spotts  

Here's another story about Hornbaker by Wrangler News reporter Sally Mesarosh. See page 14.

Feel free to upload and share the official 2015 Grad Badge above.  

Visit this blog page for details on how you and your guests should prepare for tomorrow's ceremony.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Teacher-in-Residence Orientation, May 12

image reads: I want to be a teacher now. graphic shows image of a young student.
Join Rio Salado College for a free orientation session to learn how you can become an Art Education, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary or Special Education teacher-- and get paid while you learn to teach.

Rio Salado’s Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) intern program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into a K-12 teaching career.

Through paid employment opportunities in the classroom, students can earn an income while completing the certification coursework. The program can be completed in two years.

When: Tuesday, May 12
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
RSVP now
Attendees will learn about:
  • Teacher-In-Residence Program requirements
  • Program expectations and support
  • Registration process

Visit Rio Salado's Teacher-In-Residence web page or call (480) 517-8140 to learn more.