Arizona Teachers Academy

The Arizona Teachers Academy at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona offers students an innovative option that represents a new mindset for students. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey called on the state’s public universities, in partnership with community colleges, to work with him to develop “a plan for the design of an Arizona Teachers Academy” during his state-of-the-state address. The Arizona Board of Regents and the universities eagerly answered the governor’s call and designed the vision for the academy.

Academy students are exposed to a rich instructional experience, with a strong emphasis on practical experience. Those accepted into the academy who agree to teach in Arizona public schools will have the costs of their tuition and fees associated with their program covered, allowing students to graduate with low-to-no costs for their education. 

Frequently asked questions

Find out how the Arizona Teachers Academy works, what students can expect and how new teachers are supported after graduating. Click here for more information. 

Arizona Teachers Academy brochure 

Learn details about the Arizona Teachers Academy including highlights and how the academy will work at each of Arizona’s public universities. Click here to view the brochure. 

Arizona Teachers Academy launch

A new initiative to bring more teachers to Arizona’s classrooms was launched as education, civic, community, government and business leaders celebrated the creation of the Arizona Teachers Academy, an innovative strategy to improve education in Arizona. Click here for more information. 

Arizona Teachers Academy Video

Governor Ducey joins the Arizona Board of Regents president, Arizona public university presidents, the Maricopa Community Colleges chancellor, academy students and Littleton Elementary School District administrators to launch the Arizona Teachers Academy at Tres Rios Service Academy.