Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Southern Arizona public school students?


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

Arizona Teaching Fellows Group Photo

The Benefits

What are the perks of being an Arizona Teaching Fellow?

If accepted as a fellow, you will receive the following financial support while in the program, as follows:

A $1,000 stipend after being accepted as an Arizona Teaching Fellow and at the beginning of program coursework at the University of Arizona College of Education
A $1,000 stipend when you begin student teaching
A $400 stipend at the midpoint of student teaching
A $400 stipend at completion of student teaching

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

A $400 stipend at completion of the first year of teaching
A $600 stipend at completion of the second year of teaching
A $1,000 stipend at completion of the third year of teaching
Other benefits of the program include working closely with a local school district and community, the opportunity to be hired by that school district after graduation, and enabling children to be successful —now and in the future.

Getting Started

How do you become an Arizona Teaching Fellow?

In the spring prior to beginning a professional program, apply to become an Arizona Teaching Fellow. Access and submit the application by March 1 to begin in the fall. Be sure to select your first and second district of your choice.

Are you a…

Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Arizona Teaching Fellows Program, the districts will interview selected applicants and will select the fellows for their districts.

District partners accepting fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year:


“As a Sahuarita Teaching Fellow, I had a wonderful and well-rounded experience with my practicum and student teaching.  When I became a fellow, I became a member of a very close community of professionals who truly care about each other’s growth and well-being. I highly recommend the experience.”
- Lilette Elaine Maureen Smith Reaves, Sahuarita School District

"One of the most memorable experiences in the Flowing Wells Fellows Program was building relationships with the other fellows and sharing our experiences in the classroom. Throughout the program, there were many wonderful moments as well as challenges. Being able to share these experiences with the other Flowing Wells Fellows helped me to improve my instructional practice and create a network of support in the district."

- Chelsea Shroeder, Flowing Wells School District

“The Marana Teaching Fellows Program provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable information and grow as an individual throughout earning my master’s degree in mild to moderate disabilities. Thanks to the knowledge and expertise of the teachers, administrators, support staff, and students in the program, I learned how to be a better teacher inside and outside the classroom.”

- Tory Lujan, Marana School District

Questions? Contact Us

University of Arizona WildcatCollege of Education, Arizona Teaching Fellows
1430 E. 2nd Street
PO Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721