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Admissions for the fall 2019 Teacher in Residence (TIR) program are now closed. We are currently accepting online applications for the spring 2020 semester which begins Jan. 13, 2020. Applications must be fully processed by Jan. 27, 2020, to be accepted. Note: It can take the college up to 2-weeks to process application documents. Beginning December 2019, completed TIR applicants will be contacted to complete ADE applications for the alternative teaching certificate. For more info call 480-517-8140. You can also register for the free non-credit online orientation class, EDO100-101TR, that further explains TIR program requirements.

Teacher in Residence Programs

The Teacher in Residence Programs allow students who already hold a bachelor's degree to receive employment in a classroom while simultaneously completing their education coursework toward certification. The Post Baccalaureate Teacher in Residence Programs are approved by the Arizona Department of Education and utilizes the Alternative Teaching Certificate (formally known as the Intern Teaching Certificate).

The Teacher in Residence Programs allow students who already hold a bachelor's degree to receive employment in a classroom while simultaneously completing their education coursework toward certification. The Post Baccalaureate Teacher in Residence Programs are approved by the Arizona Department of Education and utilizes the Alternative Teaching Certificate (formally known as the Intern Teaching Certificate).

Students must be recommended by a school district for employment, as a contracted teacher, provide a current IVP fingerprint card, and appropriate passing subject knowledge exam scores. If teaching in an English Language Development (ELD) classroom, students must also successfully complete an approved Structured English Immersion workshop or course.

NOTE: All application materials are purged after one year from receipt when program enrollment does not transpire.

Available Programs

Online college credit coursework is available in the following areas:

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Orientation Dates

In-Person Orientation Dates
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January 14, 2020 In-person
April 14, 2020 In-person
May 12, 2020 In-person
June 9, 2020 In-person
July 7, 2020 In-person
All TIR in-person events will be held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Rio Salado College at 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281. Room location details will be provided upon registration.

Virtual Orientation Dates
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January 7, 2020 Virtual
April 29, 2020 Virtual
May 6, 2020 Virtual
June 3, 2020 Virtual
June 24, 2020 Virtual
All virtual TIR events will be held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. A link to join the meeting will be provided upon registration.

The post baccalaureate educator preparation programs and the bachelor’s degree educator preparation pathway are designed to meet the coursework requirements for a certified educator in the State of Arizona.

For students seeking initial certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, you may need to fulfill additional coursework requirements such as a state constitution course which may include or additional student teaching, prior to applying for your certification or licensure. In addition, you may need to meet additional requirements such as passing additional licensure or certification exams.

Students should also be aware that Arizona participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. Although there may be conditions applicable in other states, such as additional licensure or certification exams, this Agreement makes it possible for an educator who holds a certificate or license in Arizona to earn a certificate or license in another state by means of reciprocity.

Please contact the licensure or certification Boards from your state for more information.


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