Recruitment

Arizona Education Employment Board (AEEB)

The AEEB is a website for Districts/Charters to list their open positions and for candidates to view their opportunities. It includes an online application, certification requirements, and a variety of information for job seekers. The AEEB offers email updates on newly posted positions.

To learn more about what the AEEB can do for you, read this post.

AZ Promising Practices

www.azpromisingpractices.com

Whether you are an administrator looking for information about positive behavior supports, a teacher searching for tips on differentiated instruction, or a parent in need of a transition planning process, you will find the newly redesigned Promising Practices Website to be a comprehensive source for information. This online guide provides easy access to over 1,400 excellent resources for parents and professionals serving students with disabilities in Arizona.

The newly redesigned Promising Practices Website features:

  • An increase from 315 to over 1,400 resources
  • Categorized entries for easy access under the following titles:
    • Administrators
    • Paraprofessionals
    • Parents
    • Related Service Providers
    • Special Education Directors
    • Teachers
  • Resources that can be accessed to assist students at-risk and students with disabilities in both general and special education settings
  • Information that is consistent with Arizona guidelines

The Promising Practices Website will continue to evolve and provide additional resources and strategies to assist parents and Arizona school personnel in improving results for students with disabilities. Because the Promising Practices Website will be continuously updated, make sure to check back often for new resources!

Career and Technical Education

The high school curriculum is designed to introduce education careers to students who have expressed an interest in education. Using a variety of techniques, students are provided an inside view of education.

Great Arizona Teach-In

This recruitment effort is for every District/Charter in the state of Arizona. Once a year this career fair is held to help schools find highly qualified candidates to fill their vacant positions. The success in matching candidates with schools increases every year.  Please visit www.teachinaz.com or the image above for more details.

National Career Fairs

On behalf of all Districts and Charters, PLS annually represents the State of Arizona at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) conference and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) conference, as well as many other recruitment opportunities.

Speech Pathologists

In dealing with the shortage of speech pathologists working in the school setting, PLS strives to partner with universities to increase these numbers. Arizona State University (ASU) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) are working to recruit more students from Arizona and offer a variety of opportunities for working in schools.

State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)

The State Personnel Development Grant is a federal grant awarded to Arizona to accomplish two goals:
Goal 1: To recruit, prepare, and retain sufficient numbers of ethnically diverse, fully-certified special education teachers and SLPs (including those individuals who are Hispanic, Native American, African American, of another minority, or who have a disability) to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population of students with disabilities.

Goal 2: Students with disabilities or at-risk for having a disability within participating schools will receive scientifically-based research reading and math strategies to attain significant reading and math gains over baseline levels. Referrals to special education will be reduced and accuracy of appropriate identification of students for special education services will improve.

Teach in AZ

This website offers information for different opportunities in education. Find information for college students, career changers, experienced teachers, paraprofessionals, and more.

 

Contact Information

Special education questions? Contact Tracy Faulkner at 602-364-2915 or via e-mail at tracy.faulkner@azed.gov.

Exceptional Student Services
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Tel: (602) 542-4013
ADE Toll Free Tel: (800) 352-4558
Fax: (602) 542-5404
Email: essdesk@azed.gov


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