Additional programs and partnerships

Many of our degrees and programs include the following programs and partnerships.

Flagstaff Professional Partnership Program at Knoles and Sinagua – an elementary education site-based teacher preparation program, which provides: 

  • teaching while you learn
  • integrated courses with a focus on literature and literacy
  • all education course requirements and your own classroom at the school
  • opportunities to be culturally-responsive, reflective practitioners
  • hundreds of hours in the classroom (K through middle school)

DeMiguel/Mountain Professional Development School Program (PDS)an elementary site-based teacher preparation program, which provides:

  • a focus on school innovation to prepare pre-service teachers to become agents of change
  • all education course requirements
  • integration of theory and practice within multiple and diverse learning contexts
  • guided experiences at school sites
  • field visits to innovative schools
  • hundreds of hours in the classroom (K through middle school)

See the PDS Program in action: 


Watch Video: PDS Program

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PRAXIS Program– a dual major special/elementary education site-based teacher preparation program offered at an elementary school, which provides:

  • dual certification in K-8 general education and K-12 special education
  • a three-semester program and with your own classroom
  • opportunities to work with children with and without disabilities