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The Teacher-in Residence (TIR) program is currently accepting students/applications for the Fall 2017 semester through September 11, 2017. . Completed applications received prior to, June 5th, 2017 will be held at Rio Salado College. Beginning in June 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 cours

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.

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

Available Courses

Online college credit coursework is available in the following areas:

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Orientation Dates

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April 05, 2017 In-person orientation
May 17, 2017 In-person orientation
June 14, 2017 In-person orientation
July 19, 2017 In-person orientation
PLACE: Rio Salado Conference Center, 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
TIME: 6:30-9:30pm


April 26, 2017 Virtual orientation
June 07, 2017 Virtual orientation
July 12, 2017 Virtual orientation
PLACE: Virtual Orientation, instructions will be provided after registration has been completed.
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm

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.