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The Teacher-in Residence (TIR) program is accepting students/applications for the Fall 2016 semester through September 12th, 2016. Completed applications received will be held until June 16th, 2016 for issuance of the Intern certificate through the Arizona Department of Education. 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, passed 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


April 20, 2016 In-person orientation
May 25, 2016 In-person orientation
June 22, 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


April 18, 2016 Virtual orientation
May 23, 2016 Virtual orientation
June 20, 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.