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New National Evaluation Series (NES) Subject Knowledge Exams

August 25th, 2016
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The Arizona State Board of Education has approved the adoption of the National Evaluation Series (NES) Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary) (NT 105) exam and the NES Social Science exam to meet the Secondary subject knowledge exam requirement to … Continue reading

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New Specialized Standard Career and Technical Education (CTE) Certificate

August 25th, 2016
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The Board has approved a new Specialized Standard Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate which conforms to new legislation under Senate Bill 1502. 

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Tucson Fall 2016 Hours

August 17th, 2016
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The Tucson Certification office will be open the first three Wednesdays of the month, September through December, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only same-day services (quick services) will be provided. All other services must be sent to the Phoenix Certification … Continue reading

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Certification Updates, August 2016

August 6th, 2016
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A number of significant Certification rule changes are now in effect due to the passage of SB 1208 and amended Arizona Board of Education rules to align with the revised statutes.  The changes to Certification rules and requirements include renewal requirements, … Continue reading

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Contact Information

Arizona Department of Education
Educator Certification

602-542-4367
[email protected]

Phoenix Office

1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Weekdays
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tucson Office

 400 West Congress Street, Room 223
Tucson, Arizona, 85701

First three Wednesdays of the month, September through December
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm