Equity for All Students to Achieve Their Full Potential is the guiding vision of the Arizona Department of Education — the state agency tasked with overseeing Arizona's K-12 public education system. Our department, led by a publicly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, comprises more than 600 staff across four state offices working to serve Arizona's students, families, educators, and school communities. Learn more about our organization and who oversees each department using our Organization Chart.
The Arizona Education Governance document provides an overview of the different federal, state, and local agencies that oversee public education in Arizona. The document intends to raise awareness and understanding of who and what controls education decisions that affect Arizonans.
Constituent Services serves as the first point of contact between the public and the Department. They focus on answering the questions and needs of the public, while also being the centralized triage service internally for the agency.
Health & Nutrition Services enhances the health and wellbeing of Arizona’s children and adults by providing health and nutrition access through a variety of federally funded programs.
School Improvement provides supports to public school districts and charters to ensure equity, excellence, strength-based leadership, and innovative continuous improvement.
Post-secondary Education provides resources and supports to teachers, counselors, students, and families seeking information on post-secondary education opportunities, including college and career.
Title I-A is a federally mandated and supported program targeted at improving the academic achievement of under-resourced communities.
Title III, also known as the Office of English Language Acquisition, is a federally mandated and supported program dedicated to helping non-native English speakers better acquire the language.
Title IV-A is a federally mandated and supported program aimed at student support and academic achievement by providing all students with access to a well-rounded education, improving conditions for student learning, and improving the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Educator Recruitment & Retention supports a strong educator workforce and our existing educators in becoming teacher leaders, administrators, and experts in their craft.
Exceptional Student Services (ESS) ensures that public education agencies in Arizona have special education programs, policies, and procedures that comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations and that eligible children and youth with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).