Special Education Teacher Tuition Assistance|
(2016 IDEA – SETTA)
Funding Source: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is preparing a grant that will help local education agencies (LEAs) to grow their own special education teachers. The grant is still in the developmental stages, but we hope it will be available toward the end of March. An Arizona school district or non-profit charter school with a current or anticipated special education need may apply for an eligible paraprofessional who has the desire, motivation, and commitment to complete college coursework requirements that will lead to a bachelor’s degree in special education or early childhood special education and to acquire a special education certificate within six months after completing the teacher preparation program.
For more information to begin the application process, please review the attached document.