Fast-Track Teacher Education Degree

Earn your Associate Degree in Elementary-Special Education in 16 months

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Become fully certified in 3.5 years via our Fast-Track Teacher Education Degree. With plenty of support from CNM, considerable program flexibility, and exposure to direct experience as an Educational Assistant at APS, this Fast-Track Program is the comprehensive, accelerated way for you to reach your career goals. 

Fast-Track Benefits 

  • Become fully certified in three and a half years.
  • Take all classes—even General Educationwith a cohort of students in your Fast-Track program.
  • Work daily in the classroom as an Educational Assistant at APS (while getting paid) and take classes at night.
  • All courses transfer to any four-year institution in the state.
  • Have the option to complete your Bachelor’s degree online.
  • Have dedicated scheduling and advisement.
  • Financial aid and Scholarships available.


  • Applications open February
  • Application deadline: July 1st
  • Program begins: Fall Term

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