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Teacher Education

Earning an Elementary, Secondary or Special Education teaching certificate is ideal for bachelor’s degree holders—retirees, career changers or graduates of the Liberal Arts—who want to be a difference-maker in a profession where demand is high.

As for cost, Pima has that covered. Pima’s Teachers Education program, which is fully online, has been selected by the State of Arizona to offer the Arizona Teacher’s Academy, which offers scholarships covering tuition and fees.

If you select to be a part of the Academy, you would be committing to teaching full time for one year in an Arizona public school for every year that you accept the scholarship.

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline may be eligible to enroll in the Post-Degree Teacher Certification programs listed below and immediately start working toward teacher certification and advanced endorsements.

Don't have a bachelor's degree? You will need to complete a bachelor’s degree before becoming a teacher.  If you want to teach elementary school, get started by completing Pima's Elementary Education AA degree before transferring to a university. If teaching secondary school is your goal, pursue an AA degree before transferring.

Arizona Teachers Academy

Save about $5,000 tuition and fees by committing to the Arizona Teachers Academy.  This is based on accepting the scholarship for two years, the time students typically take to complete the program.
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List of Degrees

AA - Associate of Arts

List of Certificates

Contact Information

Division of Education
Dean: 520.206.5105
Program Office: 520.206.5144

Professional Licensure

Licensure by State

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