Effective Teachers and Leaders (Title II-A) is responsible for increasing student academic achievement through strategies to: improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders. 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 access to 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 support Alternative Pathways to Teacher Certification as well as National Board Certification, development and support of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments, and approval of Educator Preparation Programs.

The following are located at the Educator Preparation Programs site:

  • Teaching Intern Pathway to Teacher Certification
  • Approved Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)
  • Arizona Educator Exams

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