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Teaching & Teacher Education (MED) 
Program Description

Teach Arizona is a Master of Education degree program that includes secondary teacher certification. It is a one-year program for people who wish to become middle school or high school teachers. Teach Arizona is a cohort program, which means that all admitted students begin the program together, take coursework together and finish as a group. It is full-time, encompassing a full summer, fall and spring schedule of classes. The program includes a half-day, full-year student teaching internship.  Upon completion of the program, students earn a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Teacher Education and are eligible for Arizona secondary teacher certification (grades 7-12). 

Teach Arizona can be completed in Tucson or Chandler. To learn more about the programs, visit


Instructions for Applying

Now accepting applications for May 2018. Preference will be given to applications received by January 31st, 2018. We will continue to accept applications after January 31st until the program is full. 

Before you apply, please read the following instructions thoroughly and follow them step by step:

  • The first step is to create a profile in GradApp
  • Then click on "Apply to a Program"
  • In the "Campus" dropdown menu, select "Distance"
  • In the "Location" drop down menu, select "Chandler" if you want to apply for the Teach Arizona program in Chandler or select "Distance" if you want to apply for the Teach Arizona program in Tucson.
  • In the "Program Category" drop down menu, you MUST select "Degree Seeking." Do NOT select "Accelerated Master's Program."
  • In the "Program of Study" drop down menu, select "Teaching and Teacher Education (MED)."  
  • When you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see the "Semester" drop down menu. You will select "Summer 2018" since all students begin the program together in the summer.
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies -

College of Education  
Campuses where offered
Distance - Chandler Distance - UAFW Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Adriana Garibay Miramontez
Graduate Program Coordinator
Adriana Garibay Miramontez
Director of Graduate Studies
Marcy B Wood
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
Master's Applicant:
B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited four-year institution. You may also have a graduate degree.
Strong content background with approximately 24 units in ONE of the approved content areas. 
3.0 GPA – calculated by use of the undergraduate cumulative GPA (at least 60 semester units at graduating institution) or, if undergraduate GPA is less than a 3.0, the GPA will be calculated on the most recently completed 60 transfer units. No professional program credits will be counted (law, medicine, etc.).
3.0 GPA in content area coursework.
TOEFL (international applicants only)
English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6). Individual departments may require a higher score and may have minimum score requirements by test module that must be met to qualify for admission.

Applicants may request, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official TOEFL score report directly to The University of Arizona. Contact TOEFL Services to request the mailing of your score report. The University of Arizona institution code is 4832.
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): TOEFL (international only)
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid

Tuition Scholarships

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Summer: Preference given to applications received by January 31st. We will continue to accept applications after this date until the program is full.

International Applicants:

  • The program is in the process of being approved for international students. Please direct inquiries to Patty Stowers at
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 36
Core coursework:

EDP 558 – Educational Tests & Measurements (3 units)

Summer I:
EDP 510 – Learning Theory in Education (3 units)
SERP 500 – Introduction to Special Learning Needs (3 units)
Summer II:
LRC 535 – Content Area Literacy in a Multicultural School (3 units)
TTE 593a – Field Experience (6 units)
TTE 536 – Alternatives in the Secondary Classroom (3 units)
LRC 516 – Structured English Immersion (3 units)
Content Methods: (Students take one only --- Courses taught at Flowing Wells HS)
                TTE 523 – Science Methods (3 units)  
                TTE 524 – Math Methods (3 units)
                TTE 526 – World Languages Methods (3 units)
                TTE 527 – Social Studies Methods (3 units)
                TTE 540 – English Methods (3 units)
TTE 593b – Student Teaching (6 units)        
TTE 539 – Recent Research on Teaching (3 units)            

Other requirements:

Minor Requirements

No minor is required.

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Last revised 07 Sep 2017