Teach Arizona Master of Education Program
We will continue to accept applications until Wednesday, April 10th. A link to the online application is provided below.
The Teach Arizona program has two locations, one in Tucson and one in Chandler with the next cohorts beginning in May 2013.
For students in Pima County, Teach Arizona will be presented in its traditional face-to-face format at the University of Arizona, with student teaching internships occurring in Pima County school districts. For students in northern Pinal County and Maricopa County, Teach Arizona will be presented in a hybrid format, with student teaching internships occurring in surrounding Phoenix-area school districts. The hybrid coursework for the Chandler-based program will include online instruction, as well as required monthly face-to-face meetings in Chandler.
Both the Tucson-based and Chandler-based programs will follow the same Program of Study, including the year-long, half-day student teaching field experience.
In the Teach Arizona application, you will be asked to indicate your intention to apply for the Tucson-based face-to-face program or the Chandler-based hybrid program.
Teach Arizona is a fast, one-year master’s degree program for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree and want to become teachers in one of the following areas:
- Earth Science
- General Science
- Political Science/American Government
- Middle School Social Studies(history and political science units only)
Upon completion of the program, students earn a Master's of Education Degree in Teaching and Teacher Education and are eligible for Arizona secondary teacher certification (grades 7-12). Graduates may complete two additional courses to be eligible for a middle school endorsement (grades 5-6).
To be considered for the Teach Arizona program, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited four-year institution. You may also have a graduate degree.
- Strong background with approximately 24 units in the content area you hope to teach (in ONE of the above bulleted content areas).
- 3.0 GPA – calculated by use of the undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 (at least 60 semester units at graduating institution) or, if undergraduate GPA is less than a 3.00, the GPA will be calculated on the most recently completed 60 transfer units. No professional program credits will be counted (law, medicine, etc.).
- 3.0 GPA in content area coursework.
- Completion of a Graduate College Application, including a $75 fee.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from each institution you have attended
- Applicants need not have taken the GRE exam
* To determine if this program is a good fit for you, you might want to read the FAQs.
Teach Arizona is a cohort program, which means that all admitted students begin the program together, take coursework together and finish as a group. Coursework begins in May, 2013 and ends in May, 2014.
It is full-time, encompassing a full summer, fall and spring schedule of classes. During the program, students intern in public schools for the full school year (fall and spring semesters). Interns transition from observations to guided teaching experiences and finally to full responsibility for teaching two sections. Teach Arizona interns follow the fall and spring calendars of the schools where they are assigned.
Below are links to the Tucson and Chandler Programs of Study. Once in the Program of Study, you can click on each course number to be linked to that course's syllabus.
Application and Selection Process
Application for the May 2013- May 2014 cohorts in Tucson and Chandler are now available online. The deadline to appy is January 31, 2013. Completed applications will be reviewed by an admission team from the College of Education, and applicants will be contacted regarding interviews after January 1, 2013. Interviews will be the final factor in the selection process.
The application fee is $75. Both the Tucson-based face-to-face program and the Chandler-based online hybrid program follow the same application process. However, when completing the application, please note that you have to specify to which program you are applying. It is extremely important that you apply to the correct degree program in Teaching and Teacher Education. Teach Arizona is a Master of Education program, not a Master of Arts program. You will create and account and then proceed to the application.
Click here for application webpage.
Both the Tucson-based face-to-face program and the Chandler-based online hybrid program follow the same application process. However, when completing the application, please note that you have to specify to which program you are applying. It is extremely important that you apply to the correct degree program in Teaching and Teacher Education. Teach Arizona is a Master of Education program, not a Master of Arts program. You will create and account and then proceed to the application.
2012-13 tuition and fees for residents for summer Pre-Session, Summer I & II, Fall, and Spring were approximately $17,509. Non-resident tuition and fees were approximately $32,919. Tuition and fees for the 2013-14 program may increase. Books and parking are extra.
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