Master's Degrees

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Teach Arizona Program (Traditional Teaching Certificate M.Ed.)


  • An M.Ed. in Teaching & Teacher Education and your teaching certificate in only ONE year
  • The coursework required for a secondary teaching certificate (grades 6-12)
  • Full-year of classroom teaching experience
  • Full tuition can be covered by the Arizona Teachers Academy
  • Obtain your University of Arizona degree from anywhere in Arizona
  • Specialization in your content area: math, science, English, social studies, or world languages
  • Dedicated faculty to guide you through your study and practice of teaching
  • Program faculty include numerous award-winning and nationally board-certified K-12 teachers.

Phoenix/statewide  Tucson

Your tuition and mandatory fees can be covered by the Arizona Teachers Academy if you agree to teach in Arizona for only ONE year after graduation.

Teach Arizona is designed for people who wish to become well-prepared, expertly trained middle or high school teachers. Participants begin classes in the summer, complete the coursework as a cohort, and graduate the following May with a master’s degree. The program includes a half-day, full-school-year internship, with university courses offered in the afternoons and weekends. This approach allows participants to immediately apply the strategies they’ve learned. Graduates of the program consistently report that Teach Arizona’s unique structure enhances their confidence in the classroom and their ability to teach effectively.  

How To Apply

The Tucson cohort of Teach Arizona is filled. We are no longer accepting Tucson applications. The deadline to apply for the Statewide cohort of Teach Arizona is March 29, 2024.

We are currently advising potential applicants for the 2025-26 cohort that begins in May 2025. Please complete and submit the “Learn More!” request form on this page and we will respond quickly to your inquiry.

What Our Students Say...

“Teach Arizona prepared me for my first year of teaching with the practical assignments and thorough instruction.” –Brandi Welter, Class of 2018

“Teach Arizona prepares you extremely well for how to become a successful new teacher!” –Robert Rathbun, Class of 2018

“Best possible program for an aspiring teacher. The support is fantastic!” –John Rossman, Class of 2018

What Districts Say…

“As a Teach Arizona graduate, I can attest that the comprehensive nature of the program increased my capacity to have an immediate impact in the classroom. As a school principal, I seek to hire as many Teach Arizona graduates as possible as I am keenly aware of their professionalism and preparedness.”  ⁠–Kristin Reidy, Assistant Superintendent, Marana Unified School District

“Teach Arizona connects a deep understanding of learning theory with rigorous classroom observations and practice, resulting in highly trained teachers that we hire the minute they graduate.”  –Nic Clement, Former Superintendent, Flowing Wells School District

Contact Us

For inquiries about the program, please email us.