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Arizona Teacher Training

Our comprehensive teacher training program gets you ready for the classroom.

Effective Preparation for Today's Arizona Classrooms


Our teacher training program offers a research-based curriculum focused on preparing the teachers of tomorrow. Educational leaders provide the foundation of our curriculum, including the work of Dr. Robert Marzano, Dr. Madeline Hunter, Harry Wong, Dr. Benjamin Bloom, Dr. Ruby Payne, and Dr. Eric Jensen. The curriculum is aligned to the Arizona Professional Teaching Stantards, and is continually updated to provide the most effective and relevant preparation for teaching in today’s classrooms. NEW! Click here to tour our training coursework.

Our Proven Program

Our comprehensive teacher training is offered in a full online format so that you can learn at a pace that fits your schedule. The innovative coursework integrates our research-based pedagogy with high-engagement learning.

More than 400 hours of educator training is offered to ensure you learn all of the skills and strategies necessary to be a confident and successful teacher.

Following are sample courses completed prior to entering the classroom:

  • Preparing for the Profession
  • Meeting the Needs of All Learners
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Elements of Effective Lesson Planning
  • Components of Effective Instruction
  • Differentiating Instruction

During the Internship Year, you will complete approximately 100 hours of comprehensive coursework covering all aspects of literacy. The remainder of the coursework while you are in your first year focuses on methods of teaching content for your grade level.

Comprehensive Training in Two Phases


Arizona Teachers coursework is divided into two phases. Phase I: Classroom Readiness Training is completed before entering the classroom and consists of teacher training coursework and field work. The field work consists of introductory classroom experiences which involve reflective observation of EC-12 students, teachers, and campus staff members engaging in educational activities in a school setting. Phase II: Excellence in Teaching and Learning is completed during your Internship Year. The Phase II coursework focuses on literacy and methods of teaching content for your grade level.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust