A district must be willing to hire you for a teaching position. Rio Salado College (RSC) can work with public and charter schools. You must pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA/NES) in the content/subject area for which you are being hired – see the following website: www.aepa.nesinc.com
A middle grade NES exam is not an acceptable exam for applicants applying to the Teacher in Residence program.
- Final scores may take 4-6 weeks.
Upon passage of the NES, an admission packet must be completed for the Alternative Teaching Certificate, including payment to the Arizona Department of Education.
Special Education interns may be required to complete additional NES exams based on the needs of the hiring school system. Contact your human resources department to verify. Currently, there is NO subject exam for Special Education.