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To become a teacher in Arizona, applicants need to become certified by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), meet the federal "Highly Qualified"  requirements set forth by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, and satisfy the Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement Requirement.  The links to the right provide more detailed information about certification.

Read AEA's FAQ on Highly Qualified and Certification.

The Q&A's of Arizona's Certification Process - Published by AEA's Quality Teaching and Learning Center.  Learn more about professional development opportunities offered by AEA.

Below are links to certification requirements for other public school employees:


NCLB “Highly Qualified” Requirements
SEI Endorsement Requirement
ADE Teacher Certification Requirements


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