Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Program Application

Note About Application Deadlines

  • TIR applications for Spring 2022 are closed.
    All applications submitted on or after 1/25/22 will be considered for Fall 2022 processing and enrollment.
  • Applications to apply for ADE for Alternative Teaching Certificate for Fall 2022 semester will not be processed until June 20th, 2022.
  • Online TIR applications must be submitted and complete (i.e., official transcripts, letters of recommendation, Employment Verification, and Star Teacher Assessment, received and processed), by September 6th, 2022, to be considered for acceptance into the Fall 2022 TIR Program. Students must be enrolled and able to pay or set up a payment plan in classes no later than September 6th, 2022.
  • Entrance into the TIR Program requires you to complete an application to Maricopa Community Colleges (Rio Salado College) AND the TIR online application. When you complete the Maricopa Community Colleges Admission Application, for the question “When do you plan to begin taking courses” choose the semester that is currently in progress. This will allow time for your applications to process for enrollment in the following semester.

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.

  1. Application Checklist - Use this to ensure that you have completed all the requirements for application.
  2. TIR Application - Should only be submitted if you have already: passed the NES or AEPA Subject Knowledge exam, have an IVP fingerprint clearance card and Official transcripts of the Bachelor's degree sent directly to Rio Salado College. Electronic transcripts can be ordered and sent to
  3. Transcript Evaluation Form – To be used only if you have EDU coursework that is no older than ten years.
  4. Teacher Waiver Form – Non Resident (PDF) – Please read and sign accordingly if you have resided in Arizona for less than one year or your Arizona ID issue date is less than one year. Follow directions on the next page.
  5. Specific Teaching Environments
    1. ELD CLASSROOM: Teacher Candidates employed in an ELD CLASSROOM ONLY must complete either a 3-credit hour SEI course of 45-clock hour SEI workshop prior to being accepted into the program.
    2. Private School Special Education Setting: Teacher candidates employed at a private school serving a significant number of students receiving special education services must complete nine observation hours in a setting that represents an inclusive or a resource environment that spans across the special education continuum of services.

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