Arizona Teachers Academy

The College of Education is proud to be part of the Arizona Teachers Academy, a new initiative by the Office of the Arizona Governor and Arizona’s public universities to bring more qualified K-12 teachers into Arizona's classrooms by providing teachers with a tuition scholarship. 

There are two UA College of Education programs that are participating in the Academy:

  • Teach Arizona – A one-year master’s degree program that prepares secondary teachers for grades 6-12 in the content areas of math, science, English, social studies, and world languages.
  • Mild to Moderate Disabilities – A one-year master’s degree program that prepares special education teachers to work with students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

If you wish to apply for the Arizona Teachers Academy, you must first apply for and be admitted to either Teach Arizona or the Mild to Moderate Disabilities program.  Program and application links are below:

If you are applying for Arizona Teachers Academy funding:

  • You must be an Arizona resident.
  • You must have an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card. Information about the card and how to recieve it can be accessed here.

Read more about the Arizona Teachers Academy on our FAQs page.

To apply for the academy, please fill out the application located here.  If you have any questions for Teach Arizona contact Patty Stowers at ( or  for Mild-Moderate contact Toni Sparks at (

Applications are due by February 28, 2019.