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The Teacher-in Residence (TIR) program is currently accepting students/applications for the Spring 2018 semester through February 5th, 2018. Completed applications received prior to, December 4th, 2017 will be held at Rio Salado College. Beginning in December completed applications may be brought down to the Arizona Department of Education for issuance of the Intern certificate. For further information, contact 480-517-8140 and register for a Non-credit class EDO100-101TR. This orientation class will further explain the expectations of this program. There is no cost for this non-credit course.

Teacher-In-Residence Programs

The Teacher-In-Residence Intern 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.

Students must be recommended by a school district for employment, as a contracted teacher and provide a current IVP fingerprint card. 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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October 4, 2017 In-person orientation
November 1, 2017 In-person orientation
December 6, 2017 In-person orientation
All in-person events will be held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Rio Salado College Conference Center at 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281 This orientation is for new students who are seeking an intial intern certificate.

Virtual Orientation Dates
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September 27, 2017 Virtual orientation
November 15, 2017 Virtual orientation
December 20, 2017 Virtual orientation
All virtual events will be held 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. A link to join the meeting will be sent with the registration confirmation. This orientation is for new students who are seeking an intial intern certificate.

Rio Salado Teacher Preparation Programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and Rio Salado College is a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.