Great teachers are essential to a high-quality public education system. Students in the Arizona Teachers Academy can participate through year-for-year scholarship programs at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, as well as select programs at Maricopa and Pima Community Colleges. From undergraduate to graduate offerings, student receive a rich educational experience designed to meet traditional students and adults looking for new career opportunities. 

As the largest providers of the teacher workforce in the state, Arizona’s three public universities, in coordination with the state’s community colleges, are uniquely positioned to train new teachers for Arizona’s classrooms to provide incentive and increase recruitment of Arizona’s topflight teachers.

 

“I’m looking for the best and brightest to commit to teach in Arizona’s public schools. If you make this commitment; your education will be paid for, a job will be waiting and you will be free of debt.”

– Governor Doug Ducey, 2017 State of the State Address.

ARIZONA TEACHERS MATTER

Arizona Teachers Matter

DOUG DUCEY, GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA

Arizona Teachers Matter

LOUIS GONZALES, ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Arizona Teachers Matter

MARK CURTIS, NEWS ANCHOR

Why I Teach

MAGGIE COHEN, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Growing as an Educator

AUSTIN BYERS, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Mentorship Matters

BRIANA CHANEY, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Graduating Debt Free

GUADALUPE MADRID, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

A Rewarding Experience

MICHELLE SILVA, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Making an Impact

TORY LUJAN, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Building Confidence

VICTORIA ARRENDONDO, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Focused on the Future

HANNA DAY, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

YOLANDA WHEELINGTON, SHAW MONTESSORI SCHOOL TEACHER

It's a Win-Win

TRACY RENBARGER, WESTERN SKY MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER

A Rewarding Profession

LENNON AUDRAIN, SHEPERD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

HOW IT WORKS

 

Gov. Ducey called on the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona’s public universities and community colleges to create a plan to increase the number of qualified teachers in Arizona’s classrooms by offering tuition-free education degree pathways for those who commit to teaching in an Arizona public school. To recruit, train and retain high quality teachers to the profession, the Arizona Teachers Academy offers multiple pathways across the state, including degree and non-degree programs for career changers, traditional students and students already working in schools in their community. 

While enrolled in the Arizona Teachers Academy, students receive a year-for-year scholarship in exchange for  a commitment to teach in Arizona after graduation. Students must apply to the Arizona Teachers Academy at the university or community college they attend. Once admitted to the academy, the student’s tuition and fees associated with the program are completely covered. For each year that a student receives a scholarship through the Arizona Teachers Academy, the student must agree to teach in an Arizona pbulic school for one academic year. 

Whether you’re a traditional student enrolling in college after high school, entering teaching as a second profession or changing your career path during your college experience, the Arizona Teachers Academy provides an affordable path to achieving your goal of becoming a teacher and making a difference in the lives of Arizona students. 

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CONTACT

 

Please contact ASU, NAU, UA and the Scottsdale, Pima and Rio Salado Community Colleges for specific information regarding program offerings. For general questions, please call (602) 229-2500 or email Arizonateachersacademy@gmail.com.