The Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA) is a program to help pay for tuition and fees for those students in a state university or community college Educator Preparation Program (EPP). The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees after a student has accepted all other non-loan aid such as institutional scholarships, federal Pell grants, and other private scholarships. To receive the ATA scholarship, you must commit to one year of teaching in an Arizona public school for each year you receive the scholarship.
Arizona Teachers Academy Website
You are eligible to be considered for the Arizona Teachers Academy scholarship if you:
- Have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Are admitted to a program that leads to initial teacher certification
To apply for the ATA scholarship, and for specific program and scholarship requirements, click the institution you wish to apply at:
Maricopa Community College
Pima Community College
Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA) now offers assistance for Dual Enrollment Credential
Interested in becoming Dual Enrollment credentialled? Check out this new opportunity to grow the dual enrollment instructor pipeline. ASU and NAU recently developed their websites and launched their programs that allow high school teachers access to the Arizona Teachers Academy scholarships to become (or maintain) dual enrollment credentialed.
For more information, please visit their websites:
ATA Funding for National Certification
Have you heard the great news? Arizona teachers can pursue National Board certification with nearly all expenses covered! Through funding from the Arizona Teacher Academy, the Arizona K12 Center has the resources available to cover the cost of all four components of the National Board process for eligible teachers. Click here for more information.
The Arizona Department of Education does not administer the Arizona Teachers Academy.
For questions about the programs, please visit www.arizonateachersacademy.com or email [email protected] or call 602-229-2500