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. In addition, the two year mentoring component provides weekly support tailored to your individual needs as a beginning teacher
What Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) participate in this program?
Alternative Pathways to Teacher Certification’s list of approved college and universities can be found at: http://www.azed.gov/highly-qualified-professionals/files/2012/06/ihealternativepathflyer.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: