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The Teacher-in Residence (TIR) program is currently accepting students/applications for the Spring 2017 semester through February 6th, 2017. Completed applications received prior to December 5th, 2016 will be held at Rio Salado College. Beginning December 5th, 2016 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.

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 full-time employment, have successfully passed the Arizona Educator Exam(s)(AEPA/NES) in the content for which they are employed, the Assessment Equivalency or ACCUPLACER, 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.

Available Courses

Online college credit coursework is available in the following areas:

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Orientation Dates

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July 13, 2016 In-person orientation
August 10, 2016 In-person orientation
All in-person events will be held 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Rio Salado College Conference Center, 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281


July 27, 2016 Virtual orientation
August 17, 2016 Virtual orientation
All virtual events will be held 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

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.