Preparing teachers for Arizona's classrooms

Teaching is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling professions and makes a difference in the lives of children every day.

If you are interested in being a teacher, the Arizona Teachers Academy offers tuition coverage for students who agree to teach in Arizona schools after graduation.



It’s simple – earn a degree or certification while we cover your tuition. Plus, you’ll have a job waiting when you graduate. This scholarship program is available at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, as well as Scottsdale, Rio Salado, Pima Community and Central Arizona Colleges.


To be considered for the Arizona Teachers Academy scholarship, apply to either an Arizona public university or participating community college.


Apply for financial aid through the FAFSA program.


The Arizona Teachers Academy program varies at each university and participating community college. Apply to the preferred program and
agree to the teaching service obligation.


Complete your degree or certificate.


Teach in an Arizona public school for every year you received funding to fulfill your service obligation.

Note: Schools vary as to when you can apply for the scholarship. Please review requirements with each institution.

“Because of the Arizona Teachers Academy, I’m able to focus on my education rather than stress about my student loans.”

– Hannah Day, ASU student teacher

“It’s great to know that I’m not going to be alone and I’ll have some extra support.”

– Guadalupe Madrid, NAU student teacher

“By being in the Arizona Teachers Academy, I’m able to help students become more independent and build foundational, academic social skills.”

– Tory Lujan, UA student teacher