Fast-track Your Teacher Certification in Arizona

Klassroom’s Teacher Certification Program is empowering aspiring teachers like you to build a brighter future for every student, through a flexible, affordable, state-approved teacher certification program in Arizona.

Jumpstart your teaching career today

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Become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Teach at the education level you want with teacher licensure options from kindergarten through grade 12. With this state-approved teaching program, you have the option of choosing between an elementary or secondary level stream.


Opt for a more affordable teaching path.

Get certified for less than traditional teaching certification programs. Ditch high on-campus costs! Our online teacher certification program is the most affordable journey to the classroom.

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Land your dream job sooner.

Arrive at your classroom early with this fast-track certification program that can be completed in as few as nine months.


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Approved by Arizona Department of Education

Your steps to certification in Arizona are easy

1Application online

Send in your application anytime.

As long as you are eligible to work in the US and hold a Bachelor’s degree in any subject, you can submit your online application anytime.

2Admission Advisor

Make enrollment seamless with an admissions advisor.

Get expert guidance from one of our seasoned admissions specialists to make the enrollment process much smoother. From cohort selection to submission of final documents, we’re here to help.

3Complete TCP Core and clinical placement

Finish your coursework and clinical placement

Complete the Teacher Certification Program (TCP) core curriculum, in your chosen stream, and clinical placement within as little as nine months. Our TCP admissions and preparation team will get you up to speed.

4Jumpstart your career

Find a teaching job you love.

As a certified teacher in Arizona, you’ll be qualified to teach throughout the United States and beyond! Plus you can take advantage of Klassroom’s leading domestic and international recruitment network of district, charter, private, government and international schools.

Where could you be hired?

Once you successfully complete the program, you’ll be able to apply for a Teaching License in Arizona through the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

With a sought-after American teaching license, you could land a teaching job just about anywhere!

From teacher training to placement, we’re here to light the way.

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Who is the Teacher Certification Program for?

Inspiring Teachers

Aspiring Teachers

A few years out of college, a recent graduate, or a soon-to-be-graduating student who is ready to jump-start their career.

Career Changers

Career Changers

Career professionals looking for a big change, who are aspiring educators with a desire to make a difference. No formal experience in a classroom is necessary.

Experienced Educators

Experienced Educators

Educators without a teaching license seeking a formal certification to gain employment as a certified teacher in the US or abroad.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad

Aspiring teachers living overseas who want to get a head-start on their teacher certification journey while working internationally.

Meet your TCP Arizona Support Team

Nikki Wishard

Dr. Nikki Wishard, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

TCP Online Mentor & Instructor

TCP students will work under the guidance of Dr. Nikki Wishard. In addition to an impressive career in education, she also holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master’s in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Catherine M. Freericks

Catherine M. Freericks, BA, M.Ed, Ed. D

Teacher Preparation Coordinator

Cathy has taught and supervised student teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate level and will now be guiding students through their clinical placement experience in the classroom as the Arizona Teacher Preparation Coordinator.

Irma Berardi

Irma Berardi, B.Ed., OCT

Recruitment and Admissions Manager

In addition to supporting you through the application and admissions process, Irma can also advise and help you explore a career post-graduation of TCP.


Layla Warsame, B.Ed., OCT, TEFL

Recruitment and Admissions Advisor

As you start the enrolment process Layla is here to guide you through the application and admissions process.

About Klassroom

Klassroom Team

Today, we’re facing unprecedented global teacher shortages with no signs of slowing down. Yet, education recruitment companies have failed to offer innovative solutions.

Introducing Klassroom: a mission-driven education company committed to connecting students with life-changing teachers and helping those teachers live their dreams right in their hometown.

There is no single solution to the teacher shortage crisis we’re facing. That’s why Klassroom offers both unique pathways to a rewarding career for teachers, as well as world-class recruitment and hiring solutions for schools.

Through state-approved teacher certification, innovative teacher recruitment solutions, online professional development and access to 1.2 million teachers, Klassroom offers real opportunity to address the national teacher shortage.

Klassroom is connecting great schools with great educators and empowering life-changing career opportunities. Because we believe there’s one critical factor to student success that will never change: the power of a great teacher.

Be part of the solution.

Course Curriculum

Learn what it takes to be a life-changing educator by understanding the student on a deeper level through comprehensive, research-based and pedagogically-sound content across our curriculum.

TCP is a flexible learning experience that includes core pedagogical coursework (TCP Core), plus a Secondary-focused curriculum or Elementary-focused curriculum (literacy, numeracy, social science, science), and an intensive clinical placement (minimum of 450 hours).

Our flexible learning structure delivers online, on-demand lessons. Plus, it includes interactive discussions and portfolio submissions, as well as mentor and cohort meetups. You can also learn from real-life scenarios with our collection of curated classroom observation videos. TCP boasts a learner-centric approach to ensure a user-friendly online environment that sets students up for success.

You’ll be equipped to manage your own classroom after valuable field experience. In this environment, you will benefit from one-on-one guidance from experienced educators, as well as visit schools to learn how to manage a classroom by gaining a deeper look into the workings of a real-life classroom.

Four core modules:

  • Module 1: The Role of a Teacher
  • Module 2: Learner Development and Experience
  • Module 3: Assessing Student Learning
  • Module 4: Planning for Instruction and Instructional Strategies

Plus chosen stream coursework:

Elementary-focused stream:

  • Module 1: Role of the Teacher (4 weeks/60 hours)
  • Module 2: Learner Development and Experiences (4 weeks/65 hours)
  • Module 3: Assessing Student Learning (4 weeks/65 hours)
  • Module 4: Planning for Instruction and Instructional Strategies (5 weeks/75 hours)

  • Literacy (3 weeks/45 hours)
  • Numeracy (3 weeks/45 hours)
  • Science (1 week/15 hours)
  • Social Sciences (1 week/15 hours)

Secondary-focused stream:

  • Module 1: Role of the Teacher (4 weeks/60 hours)
  • Module 2: Learner Development and Experiences (6 weeks/90 hours)
  • Module 3: Assessing Student Learning (6 weeks/90 hours)
  • Module 4: Planning for Instruction and Instructional Strategies (8 weeks/120 hours)

Benefit from authentic, engaging experiences in a Clinical Placement. This experience is designed to enhance understanding, and encourage application and growth in a classroom setting. You’ll gain exposure to the complexities of working in a school, plus build valuable relationships and receive helpful guidance from experienced educators. Develop into a great teacher with this rewarding practical experience.

  • Clinical Placement (12 weeks+/450 hours)
  • Adjusting to life in Arizona Personally and Professionally (mandatory webinar)

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you can land a job as a teacher in a public school in the US you must first become certified in the state you wish to teach in, this qualification is commonly referred to as a teaching certificate, teaching license, or teaching credential.In Arizona, requirements are set by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

To qualify for an Arizona teaching certification, teachers are required to hold a bachelor’s degree and complete a state-approved teacher preparation program from an accredited partner.

Traditionally, teacher certification or licensure programs are provided in-person by colleges and universities in a four-year degree or two-year post-baccalaureate formats.

Alternative teacher certification programs, like TCP, are designed for aspiring educators, career changers and experienced educators without a teaching license.Earn a teaching credential in a flexible and accelerated course delivery format while achieving the same learning outcomes of traditional certification or licensure programs.

Online teacher certification, often referred to as an alternative or accelerated teacher certification, provides an expedited pathway to teaching licensure in the US for aspiring teachers who wish to become a licensed teacher.

Alternative teacher certification was originally designed to prepare non-certified teachers to fill shortages in certain subject areas and geographical locations and to provide entry into the teaching profession for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field looking to make a career in teaching.

Online teacher certification is quickly growing as a popular alternative to traditional teacher preparation programs. Unlike traditional teacher training programs, which generally consist of two years of full-time, intensive study, online teacher certification programs are easier to fit into your busy lifestyle.

Becoming a certified US teacher online is particularly popular among working professionals looking to accelerate their transition to teaching in the K-12 classroom, as programs can be completed in under a year.

Online teacher certification has now become a common way for teachers to enter the field. Today, one in five new teachers become a teacher in the US through alternative means, including online state-approved teacher preparation programs.

Online teacher certification is also increasingly growing in popularity among US citizens working as ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers overseas, who wish to continue their teaching career in the US upon their return.

Teaching candidates who hold US teaching certification are in high demand at international schools that follow an American curriculum. As a result, you’ll likely qualify for some of the most competitive teaching positions at the world’s top international schools.

Yes! TCP Arizona is an approved education preparation program required for a full, regular renewable teaching license. It is not a temporary or alternative license. Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible to earn an Arizona teaching license that is easily transferable to other parts of the US.

Teaching candidates who hold US teaching certification are in high demand at international schools that follow an American curriculum. As a result, you’ll likely qualify for some of the most competitive teaching positions at the world’s top international schools.

TCP is a state-approved educator preparation program by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

An affordable certification program

Klassroom is partnered with a payment plan provider to give qualified students a no-interest option and get started on their Teacher Certification right away. Students have the option to enroll in TCP with a 0% interest payment plan for 6 months and pay in installments.

Full Tuition

Ditch the loan payments and pay your full tuition upfront.

Monthly Installments

Qualify for affordable monthly installments with our payment plan provider.

Start your teaching career today.

Become a US certified teacher with Klassroom.

Complete the program in as little as 9 months

Flexible online course delivery

Payment plan option

Peers, schools & recruitment professionals to support you throughout your journey

Be part of the solution.

$5,000 USD