Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Arizona Teachers Academy

Through the Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA), you can earn a degree leading to teacher certification and:

  • receive hands-on guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities along the way
  • receive an ATA scholarship to cover remaining tuition and mandatory student fees after other aid is applied, graduating with minimal debt
  • obtain a job and make a difference for Arizona students by committing to teach in a public school for the same number of years you received an ATA scholarship

Participation in the ATA is on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible students, up to the allowable funding provided by the state.

participants in 2022–23
Offered on all campuses
million awarded in 2022–23
Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
“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.”
– Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Join the ATA and find your path

There are two tracks in the ATA: teacher certification and dual enrollment. Both undergraduate and graduate students can join.

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs at speaking event.
“Through the Arizona Teachers Academy, I want every aspiring teacher to know that you are valued and supported as you prepare for your teaching career. I hope this program shows Arizona’s commitment to you as an educator and gives you the opportunity to inspire your students for years to come.”
– Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs

Start your career with support and mentorship

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Preparing Indigenous Teachers for Arizona Schools

Preparing Indigenous Teachers for Arizona Schools (PITAS) is designed for para-professionals, educational assistants, and others in Native-serving schools across Arizona who want to become certified K-8 teachers.

Learn more about the ATA

Recorded ATA overview and information session

Overview and information presentation*

ATA data overview**

*For an accessible version, please contact

**For an accessible version, please contact