Tag: Arizona Teachers Academy

A Message to College Students as the Year Begins. See more state education news here

| August 6, 2019
A Message to College Students as the Year Begins. See more state education news here

For first-generation college students, navigating a new school environment can be daunting. Succeeding academically once they enroll, and completing a degree are often hindered by the circumstances these students have to face, like working full-time when enrolled or caring for other family members. These students also don’t have the benefit of drawing from their parents’ college-going experience. 

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Arizona universities launch initiative to combat teacher shortage. See more education stories here

| January 31, 2018
Arizona universities launch initiative to combat teacher shortage. See more education stories here

… Arizona schools are facing a serious shortage of qualified teachers. In fact, four months into the 2017-18 school year, there remain thousands of vacancies at K-12 schools. That’s on top of the more than 3,000 positions that have been filled using candidates who lack a standard teaching certificate.

To help alleviate the shortage and get more highly trained teachers into our classrooms, Arizona’s three public universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona) and the state’s community colleges have teamed up at Governor Doug Ducey’s request. The resulting Arizona Teachers Academy is an entirely new way of preparing Arizona’s next generation of teachers.

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