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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 (M.Ed.) program is the perfect path for passionate, dedicated professionals, like you, who are interested in becoming a well-prepared, expertly trained high school or middle school teacher. The accelerated one-year program comprises 36 units of coursework that includes an exceptional student teaching experience.

Gain Hands-On Teaching Experience

Robust field training is a central component of the Teach Arizona program. Students work half-days as a student teacher, typically at one school for the length of the school year—about eight months. They receive expert guidance throughout this experience from both a school district supervising practitioner and a Teach Arizona program director.

Teach Arizona takes a holistic approach to teacher training that is unique in higher education. Students explore critical facets of educational theory and practice in Teach Arizona classes and gain practical experience as student teachers. Instead of offering full-time classroom study followed by a full-time field experience, the program offers these two learning opportunities simultaneously, making it possible for students to immediately apply what they learn in their graduate education courses to their secondary school classrooms. Our graduates consistently report that this structure enhances their ability to teach effectively both during the program and beyond.

Choose the Program that Works Best for You

Teach Arizona is offered at both our UA Phoenix/Chandler and Tucson sites, providing students with a choice between not only two locations, but also two distinct learning formats. Tucson students complete all courses in a traditional format, attending in-person classes every week. The Phoenix/Chandler program offers a hybrid learning experience, combining online courses with regularly scheduled in-person classes. It employs the latest technologies and best practices in virtual learning to provide students with both flexibility and engaging instruction.

Both programs include the full-year, in-classroom field experience and offer students opportunities to interact with and learn from each other and our exceptionally accomplished team of faculty members. Educators at both sites include award-winning teachers, researchers, authors, and leaders in education.

Benefit from 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. You graduate with the specialized knowledge and hands-on skills you need to feel confident and at ease on your first day as a teacher.

Your Teach Arizona education also includes coursework that explores teaching strategies for specific subject areas. Depending on your academic background and the subject you hope to teach, you will choose among these five teaching methods courses: Math, Science, World Languages, English, and Social Studies.

Secondary school courses taught in these subject areas include:

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

Graduate Career Ready

Upon successfully completing the program, you not only hold an M.Ed. degree, but also meet all of the requirements for pursuing secondary education certification (grades 6-12) in the state of Arizona. You are poised to enter the profession with nearly a year of in-class training and are ready to effectively lead your own classroom.

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College of Education:

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.