Arizona Teaching Fellows represents a state-wide movement.
- Living in Arizona: Whether working in Arizona’s bustling and rapidly growing capital or making a big impact in rural schools throughout the state, you will enjoy a reasonable cost of living and find that Arizona’s warm climate is matched by the warmth of its culture and people. Learn more about the diversity and opportunities Arizona offers.
- Our strong school district Partners: The need for outstanding Fellow teachers in the classroom is great. Arizona Teaching Fellows has a strong network of Partner school districts and each year since the program’s first cohort in 2008, 100% of Fellows have been hired as full-time school district employees prior to the start of the school year. Learn more about our Partner school districts and the Fellow experience.
- Earn certification tailored to the needs of career changers making the switch to teaching: TNTP Academy Arizona is a rigorous, relevant pathway to certification accredited by the Arizona Department of Education. Learn more about the key benefits to participants.
Everyone understands that excellent teachers are essential to improving student achievement. Good teachers help students master new skills, make progress, and overcome challenges that might otherwise derail them from succeeding in school. But this is more than just common sense. Research shows that an effective teacher can significantly boost student learning, and several highly-effective teachers in a row can actually eliminate the persistent gap in academic achievement that separates low-income and minority students from White students.
Arizona students need you.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the resource that matters most in education—great teachers—America has not delivered on the promise of an equal education for all. And the results are predictable, both across the country and here in Arizona. Only 27% of Arizona 8th graders demonstrate proficiency in reading, and Arizona ranks 43rd in the nation for the proportion of high school graduates who go directly to college. But we know that all Arizona students can achieve at high levels if there is an effective teacher in every classroom.
Are you ready to make a difference?
Since 2008, more than 200 dedicated professionals have joined Arizona Teaching Fellows and they are already making a difference for the students who need great teachers most. Fellows are committed to ensuring that all Arizona students receive a world-class education, and our program provides the rigorous preparation and support they need to meet that ambitious goal. If you are ready to join this extraordinary network of teachers dedicated to improving opportunities for all Arizona students, apply today.