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Teach Arizona Master of Education Program

Phoenix/Chandler and Tucson

Providing a unique blend of rigorous theoretical study and extensive real-world training, the Teach Arizona Master of Education program is the perfect path for passionate, dedicated professionals like you interested in becoming a highly prepared, well-trained high school or middle school teacher. The program takes place at either our UA Phoenix/Chandler or Tucson site. Consisting of 36 units of coursework, the entire course of study can be completed in just one year.

Tucson students complete all courses in a traditional format, attending in-person classes every week with faculty and fellow students, while gaining student-teaching experience throughout the length of the degree.

The program taught at the UA Phoenix/Chandler site makes use of an innovative hybrid structure, consisting of focused online courses, monthly face-to-face meetings with faculty, and half-day student-teaching experiences with one assigned practiced educator through a single school year. The online coursework uses the latest technologies and best practices in virtual learning to help you study on your own schedule – without predetermined lecture times. This format allows you to form lasting bonds with fellow aspiring teachers, connecting to your peers both digitally and on-site.

Focused Teacher Preparation

The course curriculum for both locations follows the standards set out by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) to guide the competencies required for truly effective teaching. Upon the culmination of the master’s degree, you will graduate with both the specialized knowledge and hands-on skills you need to feel at home on your first day as a teacher.

In addition, you will choose a specialized, focused course that explores specific teaching strategies for your preferred content/subject area:

  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth Science
  • General Science
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • American Sign Language
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science/American Government
  • Middle School Social Studies
  • Economics

The Teach Arizona program examines critical facets of educational theory and practice that can be applied directly to real-world classrooms. The curriculum is divided into sessions of varying lengths and course requirements using an accelerated, cohort-style structure. Courses explore the most current state and national curriculum standards to ensure that you develop a highly relevant understanding of each topic and graduate prepared for real-world classroom leadership.

After completing the program, you’ll have earned not only a full Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, but you’ll also have fulfilled all of the requirements needed to pursue secondary education certification (grades 6-12) in the state of Arizona. You’ll be poised to enter the education field with nearly a year’s worth of in-class training, ready to effectively lead your own classroom.

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Fast Facts:

  • UA-educated teachers perform above the state average (Arizona Department of Education survey of Arizona Principals).
  • College of Education alumni are known throughout the world. The founder of Sesame Street, Joan Ganz Cooney, is one of our grads.
  • The College of Education has a diverse student body. Nearly 36 percent of students are minorities, 4 percent of which are native American. The national average is lower than .5 percent.
  • Graduates include not just teachers, but also researchers, counselors, school psychologists, special education teachers, principals, and superintendents — just to name a few.