Effective Teachers and Leaders (Title II-A) is responsible for increasing student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified, effective teachers in the classroom and highly qualified, effective principals in schools. Effective Teachers and Leaders staff work closely with Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to provide guidance, strategies, and resources to:
- Improve the effectiveness of teachers and leaders
- Achieve equitable distribution of effective teachers
- Support targeted professional development based on identified needs
- Assist with the implementation of the Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness
Effective Teachers and Leaders is also responsible for Alternative Pathways to Teacher Certification as well as National Board Certification, development and support of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA), and approval of Educator Preparation Programs.