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Adult Education Teaching Opportunities

Rio Salado's Adult Basic Education department offers GED® test preparation and English language classes for adults. We have seven locations across Maricopa County. We are looking for part-time instructors and substitute teachers for our in-person classes. Class schedules vary; we have classes in the morning, afternoon, or evening. We are looking for caring, qualified professionals who not only possess outstanding credentials, but also have the desire to share their expertise with our students.

Minimum Requirements to Teach Adult Education Classes:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to obtain an Arizona Adult Education Certification prior to or within 60 days of hire. This requires a four-year degree and fingerprint clearance.
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FAQ for Hiring and Recruiting

  1. Do I need to have an Adult Education Certificate?

    Yes, you must obtain Adult Education Certification prior to or within 60 days of hire. Adult Education Certification requires a four year degree and fingerprint clearance.

  2. Are there flexible teaching hours?

    Days and hours of classes vary by location.

  3. At what locations are the Adult Education classes offered?

    We have various locations throughout Maricopa County. Click here for a list of locations.

  4. What is the starting pay for Adult Education instructors?

    Starting pay varies by position.

  5. What are the steps to apply to teach Adult Education classes?
    • Click on the Online Application Box below and you will be re-directed to the Maricopa Careers page.
    • Click on View All Jobs
    • On the left side of the Careers page, select Rio Salado as the location, and Community Development for Department. All Adult Education postings are available here to apply.
  6. What content areas are available for instruction?
    • Math
    • Language Arts
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • English as a Second Language
    • Student Success Seminars
  7. How is the Student Success Seminar Instructor position different from the HSE and ELAA positions?

    Student Success Seminar instructors facilitate a multi-day workshop for all new students and can teach at multiple locations. The HSE and ELAA instructors teach classes for enrolled students who have completed the Student Success Seminar.

  8. What professional learning opportunities are available?
    • New Instructor Orientation
    • Instructor Mentoring Program
    • Online instructional courses
    • Arizona Department of Education assessment training
    • College Bridge Pathways annual professional learning days
    • Professional learning opportunities may vary for Student Success Seminar Instructors
  9. What are the student demographics for Adult Education?
    • Students must be at least 16 years old in order to participate in this program. Student ages typically range from 16 to 65.
    • Incoming students have various educational levels – 92% of students have lower than high school levels.
    • Students come from various cultural backgrounds.
    • 2/3 of students are female; 1/3 of students are male.
    • 60% of students make $10,000 or less annually.
  10. What is the class size?

    Each class has approximately 18 to 25 students.

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Adult Education