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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).

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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October 22, 2019 In-person
November 12, 2019 In-person
December 10, 2019 In-person
January 14, 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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October 15, 2019 Virtual
November 19, 2019 Virtual
December 3, 2019 Virtual
January 7, 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.

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.


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