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How to become a teacher in Arizona

Your Guide to Certification

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Begin by completing your online FREE application. An expert Advisor will be in touch to discuss your personalized teacher certification pathway.

All you need is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any major with a 2.00 GPA. It’s that simple.

GPA Requirements

  • 2.00 GPA or higher posted on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution
  • If your GPA is lower than 2.00, please contact us for the next steps!

After submitting your application, you may send us your official transcripts right away for the quickest service. You can send them in the mail, or some campuses use the eScrip-Safe service.

Additional Requirements

  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may have additional program requirements to be admitted and legally work in the U.S.
  • Completed application to Arizona Teachers

Submit an Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card and fill out background check questions on the application

Become Eligible To Teach


Our innovative online training gets you ready for the classroom at your own pace.

TRAINING

Once you begin your self-paced online training, you will have acquired the expertise and knowledge necessary to begin teaching in the classroom.

Candidates enrolled in our teacher training approach will complete a research-based curriculum that is highly engaging. Our online, innovative, interactive coursework includes video footage from real classrooms, and interviews with master teachers.

We offer 180+ hours of self-paced teacher training, meaning you can take courses at your own convenience!

Start Teaching

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full-time teacher. Your district-assigned on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

During the first year of teaching, teacher candidates will perform observations of another teacher’s classroom or online. In order to start teaching, it is required that they do 9 hours of this.

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

  • FREE Resume Review Services
  • Interview Questions readiness training
  • Marketability with school districts
  • Get Hired Seminars and Webinars
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Your school is also there to help you. Your school district will assign you a mentor for additional classroom support and guidance.

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Start Teaching

During this first year, you will lead your own classroom as a full-time teacher. Your district-assigned on-campus mentor will provide support and answer questions.

Begin your career as a teacher with full pay and full benefits!

Guidance

We provide effective and valuable resources to offer you the best chances for employment.

  • FREE Resume Review Services
  • Interview Questions readiness training
  • Marketability with school districts
  • Get Hired Seminars and Webinars
  • Get face-to-face time with HR professionals and principals

Support

Your school district will assign you an on-campus mentor to help answer questions. Arizona Teachers’ Advisors will also always be available to provide clarity regarding your next required steps. With extra support, you’ll succeed in the classroom.

Training

As you gain classroom experience, you will continue your online training modules, at your own pace, working to meet yearly completion goals.

Fully Certified


Upon successful completion of the requirements and necessary in-classroom teaching experience, you will receive your Professional Certificate and become fully certified to teach in the state of Arizona!

Earn Your Arizona Teaching Certificate Today!


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FAQs

How long does it take to become a certified teacher with Teachers of Tomorrow?

Most candidates of Arizona Teachers of Tomorrow are able to complete the course in 1-3 months. However, due to the self-paced nature of the program, the length it takes to complete is up to you. There’s no need to worry about missing a due date or deadline either! The flexibility of this program allows you to do what’s best for your schedule.

What are the requirements to become a teacher in Arizona?

In order to become a teacher in Arizona, individuals must have obtained their bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. They must also complete a teacher certification program. This can come in the form of a traditional program, or an alternative teacher certification program like Arizona Teachers of Tomorrow. Teachers of Tomorrow provides you with all of the information you need to become a certified teacher in Arizona, as well as, a supportive online community and studying resources.

Can I become a high school teacher through this program?

Yes, you can become a high school teacher through this program. Individuals can gain certification in a variety of areas for grades 9-12. Secondary education certification areas can be found together under the “Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)” section here.

What courses can I teach after I complete the program?

There are many courses that you can teach after you complete Arizona Teachers of Tomorrow. They range across elementary education (Grades K-8), secondary education (Grades 6-12), and special education (Grades K-12). Click here to explore a full list of certification areas.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust