Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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How to join the Arizona Teachers Academy

The Arizona Teachers Academy offers you an opportunity to receive a tuition-free, high-quality education with mentoring and training that prepares you for a successful teaching career.

What to expect

Your responsibilities as an Arizona Teachers Academy student:

  • Be admitted in an ATA eligible teacher education or dual enrollment pathway program at NAU.
  • Maintain good academic standing at NAU. (Graduates are given a one-year grace period to fulfill their teaching commitment)
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year enrolled at NAU. If selected for verification, your file must be verified.
  • Graduate from an eligible ATA degree program.
  • Teach at an Arizona public school after graduation.
  • Teach in an Arizona public school (district, charter, or Bureau of Indian Education school located in Arizona) each year you receive an ATA Scholarship.

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.

How to participate

Complete the following steps to be eligible to participate in the Arizona Teachers Academy:

  • Be admitted in an eligible Arizona Teachers Academy degree program at any campus or location.
  • Have a current FAFSA on file. If selected for verification, your file must be verified.
  • Submit the Arizona Teachers Academy Agreement form, which will be available in your LOUIE portal on the to do list, after the two items above are completed.

Once you have successfully completed these steps, NAU will process your agreement. An Arizona Teachers Academy scholarship will cover any remaining tuition and mandatory student fee balances after all other grants and tuition waivers have been applied.

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“As an out-of-state student, I wanted to leave my state to go somewhere new for college. Getting the chance to be in a new state and around new people, while also pursuing my dream to become a teacher with minimal tuition and fees is very ideal, especially from coming out of state. It has been incredibly easy to communicate questions with the ATA team. I have enjoyed being a part of ATA for the past two years and I have no regrets!”
– Audrey

Available degree programs

You may choose to attend classes in Flagstaff, at a statewide location, or online. ATA-eligible degree programs or coursework to meet the requirements for teaching dual enrollment courses are also available.

Eligible Arizona Teachers Academy programs

Please review our list of undergraduate and graduate programs eligible for the Arizona Teachers Academy.