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I'm looking for the best and brightest to commit to teach in Arizona public schools. If you make that commitment, we'll make this commitment: your education will be paid for, a job will be waiting, and you will be free of debt.
-Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Join the Arizona Teachers Academy at NAU
Shape the future of education
If you’re looking to advance teaching in Arizona and support your community, the Teachers Academy has the pathway.
Through the Teachers Academy at NAU, you can earn a degree in education leading to teacher certification and:
- receive a Teachers Academy scholarship to cover any remaining tuition and mandatory student fee balances in your account
- impact students at an Arizona public school with a teaching position, empowering you to make a positive difference
- kickstart your teaching career by receiving hands-on guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities
Participation in the Arizona Teachers Academy at NAU is first-come, first-served for students who complete all eligibility requirements, up to the allowable funding provided by the state.
Requirements for Arizona Teachers Academy applicants
an eligible ATA undergraduate or graduate program that leads to teacher certification OR enhances content knowledge and skills for in-service teachers.
to enrolling in an eligible program and teaching one year for every year (or any portion of a year) you receive an ATA Scholarship in an Arizona public school (district, charter, or Bureau of Indian Education school located in Arizona).
a current FAFSA (if selected for verification, your file must be verified) and an ATA Scholarship will be provided to cover any remaining tuition and mandatory fees after all available grant aid and tuition-based scholarships have been applied.
The ATA has provided me with the opportunity to pursue my passion for education without having to worry about the cost of tuition or mandatory fees. Without a doubt, each student that I will work with in Arizona will benefit from this program too. – Robyn