Admission Requirements

Below is a list of materials and requirements you will need for your application and admission to our Arizona teaching certification programs.

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Application Requirements

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution officially recognized by that country
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional and/or academic relationships
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; accomplishments and any relevant experience in teaching or working with children and adolescents, and/or within K-12 schools.
  • Official Transcripts
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement but who have had academic and professional success may submit a GPA exemption statement highlighting professional and/or academic growth subsequent to their bachelor’s degree. An interview with Program Director or Faculty may be required for students not meeting GPA requirements
  • Offer of employment letter verifying a full-time teaching position in an appropriate* K-12 setting aligned with desired subject area. Candidates can seek employment from the following K-12 settings: public, private, and charter school settings.

Elementary Teacher Certification

This program is for those who want to become an elementary-school teacher.

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Secondary Teacher Certification

This program is for those who want to become a middle-school or high-school teacher.

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