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Are you:

  • A certified teacher OR industry professional looking to increase your impact on student’s postsecondary futures?  
  • Interested in teaching dual enrollment or CTE courses?  
  • An industry professional looking to become a teacher but need help with classroom management, instructional practices, or writing a syllabus? 

Did you know that the State of Arizona is now offering a one-time $1,000 incentive to teachers who earn their certification to teach dual enrollment courses?

Why Dual Enrollment?

  • Dual enrollment is rapidly gaining interest among students in Arizona and across the country, however, access to these classes is limited due to the availability of certified teachers.  
  • Students who take dual enrollment courses are twice as likely to go to college* 
  • Students who take dual enrollment courses are more likely to stay enrolled in college, earn higher GPAs, and complete their degree*  

Incentive Program

  • Arizona teachers are now eligible for a $1,000 incentive after they obtain a dual enrollment certification.  
  • Teacher must teach at least one dual enrollment course during the school year to receive the funds.  
  • Eligible courses can be in either academic or occupation/workforce areas.  

Getting Certified and Scholarship Information

  • Teachers must meet the following criteria to teach dual enrollment courses.
    • Master’s Degree in discipline to be taught OR 
    • Master’s Degree in any area with 18 graduate credits in the discipline to be taught 
    • Certification in partnership with your local community college or university
    • For more specific information, check out this FAQ about getting certified at your local community college or university!
  • Arizona Teacher Academy 
    • The ATA will cover tuition and fees for those interested in becoming a dual enrollment teacher.
    • The ATA has partnered with ASU and NAU to offer scholarships for teachers to take course work to be certified to teach dual enrollment courses.
  • More information about the incentives can be found here 
  • ADE Information can be found here

*According to the ASU Helios Decision Center for Educational Excellence and Helios Education Foundation

Disclaimer: ElevateEdAZ is not involved in the payment of teacher incentives. Our website is intended to provide information for the newly approved funds as it becomes available.

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