Teaching Interns: In pursuing teacher certification, participants will teach full-time under the “Teaching Intern” certificate. Upon the issuance of a Teaching Intern certificate, individuals will be able to pursue a teaching contract in an Arizona public school or charter. They receive full teaching salary and benefits, which ensures no loss of income for participants.
Arizona Educator Exams: go here or call number under contact information.
Subject Knowledge (SK) exams: Needed before applying for an Intern Certificate
Professional Knowledge (PK) exams: These are taken in your second year
Frequently Asked Questions
Will this program prepare me for the challenges of being a teacher?
YES. Strong partnerships between school districts and institutes of higher education offer you the support needed to be successful as a classroom teacher.
What Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) participate in this program?
Alternative Pathways to Teacher Certification’s list of approved college, universities, and institutions can be found at: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/files/2013/10/ihealternativepathflyer-rev.-8-28-2014.pdf
What financial support is available for tuition and fees?
For information regarding scholarships and financial support contact the specific school districts and partnering College/University. Teachers in low-income schools may be eligible to receive Federal Loan Forgiveness of up to $17,500. For information on the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.
“How do I start?”
See the information under “How to Proceed” at: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/alt-path/