Note About Application Deadlines
Admissions for the Spring 2020 Teacher in Residence (TIR) programs are closed.
Online applications are being accepted for the fall 2020 semester, commencing August 24, 2020. Applications must be fully processed (ie., official transcripts received and processed, letters of recommendations, Employment Verification Form, and the STAR TEACHER assessment) by September 8, 2020 to be accepted.
Plan for a two-week operational process timeline for program entrance and receipt of the Alternative Teaching application documents. Beginning June 22, 2020, TIR candidates with fully processed applications will be contacted to schedule an appointment to complete the intake process and receive the ADE applications for the alternative teaching certificate. For more information, call 480-517-8140. You can also register for the free, non-credit online orientation class EDO100-101TR. It further explains TIR program requirements. In-person and virtual orientations are provided, view this website.
About TIR Programs
Teacher in Residence (TIR) 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.
Online college credit coursework is available in the following areas:
- Early Childhood (Birth - Grade 3)
- Elementary Education (Grades K-8)
- Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)
- Special Education (Grades K-12)
- Art Education (Grades K-12)
Learn how to get started in the Teacher in Residence program.