Arizona Teaching Fellows

Arizona Teaching Fellows is a unique program offered through a partnership between the University of Arizona and Southern Arizona school districts. Students in the program work closely with one partnering school district throughout their teacher preparation program, completing all of the fieldwork in that district with one or more mentor teachers who are also dedicated to working with children and adolescents in Southern Arizona.

If you are an energetic person interested in becoming a teacher and want to make a difference in student lives, then this is the program for you.

What are the benefits of being an Arizona Teaching Fellow?

• If accepted as a Fellow, you will receive financial support while you are in the program, as follows:

Acceptance to the Fellows Program & Begins program at the UA College of Education

$1,000 Stipend 

Begins Student Teaching

$1,000 Stipend

Mid-point of Student Teaching 

$400 Stipend

Completion of Student Teaching 

$400 Stipend

If, upon graduation, you accept and begin a teaching position in your district, you will receive additional support:

Completion of 1st Year teaching

$400 Stipend

Completion of 2nd Year teaching

$600 Stipend

Completion of 3rd Year teaching 

$1,000 Stipend

•  Working closely with one local school district and community

•   Earning an opportunity to be hired by that school district

•    Enabling children and adolescents to be successful—now and into the future

How do you become an Arizona Teaching Fellow?

Are you a high school graduate? 

  1. First step is to apply to the University of Arizona via the Undergraduate Admissions application.
  2. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher preparation program of your choice in the Spring of your sophomore year, by the 2nd Friday in February, for Fall admission. For more information about the process and required documents, please see here.
  3. Last, you will need to apply in Spring to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Application can be accessed here.

Are you a community college student? 

  1. First step is to meet with a UA College of Education advisor.  Once ideal term of admittance is determined, you will apply to the University of Arizona via the Transfer Admissions application.
  2. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher prep program of your choice (typically in the Spring of your sophomore year if you are full-time, by the 2nd Friday in February). For more information about the process and required documents, please see here.
  3. First step is to apply to the University of Arizona via the Undergraduate Admissions application.
  4. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher preparation program of your choice in the Spring of your sophomore year, by the 2nd Friday in February, for Fall admission. For more information about the process and required documents, please see here. Application will open by January 2019.
  5. Last, you will need to apply by 3/1/2019 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Application will open 10/23/18, and can be accessed here.

Are you a current UA student?

  1. First step is to meet with a UA College of Education advisor.  
  2. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher prep program of your choice (typically in the Spring of your sophomore year if you are full-time, by the 2nd Friday in February). For more information about the process and required documents, please see here.
  3. Last, you will need to apply by 3/1/2019 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Application will open 10/23/18, and can be accessed here.

Are you a college graduate looking to teach Special Education K-12? 

  1. Review the Special Education Master of Arts Mild-Moderate Disabilities Program information.
  2. Contact Dr. Toni Sparks, Program Director, (sparks2@email.arizona.edu) to arrange an interview and information session.

  3. After your interview and information session, you should apply to the Special Education Master of Arts Mild-Moderate Disabilities Program through the UA Graduate College site. Preference given to students applying for 2018-19 academic year admittance by 1/31/18 and applications will continue to be accepted until filled.
  4. Last, you will need to apply by 3/1/2019 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Application will open 10/23/18, and can be accessed here.

Are you a college graduate looking to teach Secondary Education (grades 6-12)? 

  1. Review Teach Arizona program information at: www.teach.arizona.edu
  2. Contact Teach Arizona Director, Patty Stowers (pstowers@email.arizona.edu).  Indicate the content area you hope to teach, and please attach scans of your unofficial transcripts for review.
  3. Then, apply to the University of Arizona via the Graduate College application, and select the Master of Education in Teaching and Teacher Education, Teach Arizona Program.  Preference given to students applying for 2018-19 academic year admittance by 1/31/18 and applications will continue to be accepted until filled.
  4. Last, you will need to apply by 3/1/2019 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Application will open 10/23/18, and can be accessed here.

Are you a college graduate looking to teach in Elementary (grades K-8)?

  1. Contact a College of Education Advisor based on your last name. Your advisor will assist you with exploring the post-baccaulearate Elementary Education program.

  2. Then you will need to apply to the Elementary Education program for the upcoming Fall semester by the 2nd Friday in February.

  3. Last, you will need to apply by 3/1/2019 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Application will open 10/23/18, and can be accessed here.

Once you are ADMITTED to a teacher preparation program AND YOU APPLY to the Teaching Fellows Program, the districts will interview interested applicants and will select the Fellows for their districts.

District Partners accepting Fellows for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

Flowing Wells School District 

Marana Unified School District

Sahuarita Unified School District 

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District 

Tucson Unified School District                      

 

 

CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION:

College of Education--Arizona Teaching Fellows

coe-aztf@email.arizona.edu

520-621-7865

1430 E. 2nd Street

PO Box 210069

Tucson, AZ 85721