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So you want to earn your Arizona Teacher Certification? Let's take a look at the step by step instructions:

Traditional Approach for the Arizona Teacher Certification

  1. You must have a Bachelors Degree or higher to receive the Arizona Teacher Certification. It is highly recommended to earn your Master’s Degree as well.
  2. Teacher Preparations: This will include teacher prep courses, student teaching, and other types of internships.
  3. You will need to complete the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA)
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $60 check payable to Arizona State Department of Education
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Fingerprint card
    • Copies of your AEPA test scores (Verify scores by emailing: certification@ade.az.gov)
    • Mail To:
      Arizona Department of Education – Certification Unit
      P.O. Box 6490
      Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490
      (602) 542-5393
  5. Do you want to renew your Arizona Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Arizona Teacher Certification

  1. You must have a Bachelors Degree or higher to receive the Arizona Teacher Certification. It is highly recommended to earn your Master’s Degree as well.
  2. You must complete The Request Form for Emergency Teacher Certification and have it signed by the employing school district’s superintendent. The school will provide you with this form.
  3. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application (http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/certforms.asp)
    • $60 check payable to Arizona State Department of Education
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Fingerprint clearance card
    • Hand the form to the employing school district and you're all done

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