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Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. One official transcripts are required for Formal Admissions.
  • Passing results from the AEPA (Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment)/NES (National Evaluation Series) in the content area for which you are being hired.
  • Arizona Department of Education application for “Intern Certificate” cost is $60 per content area (including adding Middle Grade content to any Secondary content area). 
  • Passing scores on all 5 sections of the ACCUPLACER.
  • Completion of two letters of character reference.
  • IVP Fingerprint clearance.
  • All Rio EDU courses must meet an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to move from semester to semester. Course transferred into the TIR program count towards this calculation.  Courses with a "D" or "F" must be retaken regardless of GPA.