Earn your Arizona teacher certification with Klassroom
Klassroom’s alternative teacher certification program trains confident, compassionate teachers, through our comprehensive licensure program. We care about the future of education, which is why we’re breaking down barriers of time and money and allowing those with a passion for education to become licensed teachers – quickly and affordably – without sacrificing quality or competence. Start teaching this school year!
Jumpstart your teaching career today.
The fast and affordable way to become a teacher
Ditch high on-campus costs and arrive at your classroom early. This fast-track certification program can be completed in under a year and is the most affordable journey to the classroom.
Teacher preparation that fits your life
TCP’s nationally accredited core curriculum is delivered online and on a part-time basis, so you can earn an Arizona State Teacher certificate from anywhere in the world alongside your current schedule.
Quality instruction that sets you up for success
This state-approved program provides you with small class sizes, an innovative learning environment, deep teacher-student engagement, and expert instruction to prepare you for your very own classroom.
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.
Approved by Arizona Department of Education
“The admissions process was very straightforward, I appreciated that. I look forward to starting the program in May!”
Teacher Candidate – Arizona, U.S.A
“My experience with the program has given me a huge amount of confidence for my upcoming career in International Teaching. The coursework prepared me for the challenges of the Clinical Placement which provided an invaluable experience with a knowledgeable mentor teacher, unique classrooms of students, and access to resources that expanded my existing understanding. I am looking forward to the doors that my certificate will now open for me! Both Cathy and my mentor teacher have been extremely helpful throughout the process, especially during the Clinical Placement. The pacing of the coursework was intense at times, although perhaps the model that the program follows requires a fast-paced structure to get through all of the content.”
TCP Graduate – Arizona, U.S.A
“I cannot recommend the Teacher Certification Program through Teach Away and Klassroom more. This program allowed me to continue teaching at the school I was working at while working to become a fully certified teacher. The classwork was fast-paced but it was geared towards the knowledge that you need as a teacher in a classroom setting. Cathy was amazing to work with, she provided excellent feedback with actionable steps that help me feel more confident in my abilities as a teacher. She also has invaluable advice on how to find a wonderful job where I would be the best and provide the best education to my students.”
TCP Graduate – Arizona, U.S.A
Your steps to teacher certification in Arizona are easy
Submit your online application, anytime.
As long as you are eligible to work in the U.S. and hold a Bachelor’s degree in any subject, you can submit your online application at any time.
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 you every step of the way.
Complete TCP Core and Clinical Placement
In under a year, you’ll work through the Teacher Certification Program in your chosen stream. The TCP Core curriculum is online and takes an average of 15 hours per week. Your three-month (450 hour) clinical placement can be completed concurrently with or upon completion of TCP Core. There is also the opportunity to complete the entire program outside of the state of Arizona, please inquire!
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?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to apply for an Arizona state teaching license and be eligible for jobs through the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and beyond.
With a sought-after American teaching license, you could land a teaching job just about anywhere!
From teacher training to placement, we’ve got you covered.
Who is our Arizona Teacher Certification Program for?
A few years out of college, a recent graduate, or a soon-to-be-graduating student who is ready to jump-start their career in education.
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.
Educators without a teaching license seeking a formal certification to gain employment as a certified teacher in the U.S. or abroad.
Aspiring teachers living overseas who want to get a head-start on their teacher certification journey while working internationally.
Veterans, Active Duty members, and spouses seeking to obtain a teaching license through a fast, flexible, affordable pathway. Contact us to learn about our military discount
Meet Our Arizona Teacher Certification Program Team
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.
Dr. Steve Francis, Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction
TCP ONLINE MENTOR & INSTRUCTOR
TCP students will work under the guidance of Dr. Steve Francis. In addition to an impressive career in online and in-person education, Dr. Francis also holds a Master of Education and Bachelor of Education.
Jenny Bard, Ed. M School Building Leadership, M.Ed Special Education
CLINICAL PLACEMENT OBSERVER
As a National Board Certified Teacher, Jenny brings over a decade of experience teaching and leading education in the K-12 setting of public and charter schools throughout the United States. TCP Students will be observed and guided through their 450 hours of Clinical Placement in Arizona by Jenny.
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, B.Ed, Certified Secondary Teacher
SENIOR MANAGER, TCP
Irma is working closely with the TCP team on everything from ensuring a smooth admissions application process through to your learning experience within the program. She is also here to support student success and connect you with career options post-graduation.
Layla Warsame, B.Ed, Certified Secondary Teacher
As you start the enrolment process Layla is here to guide you through the application and admissions process.
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 a 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.
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 Online), plus an Elementary-focused curriculum (literacy, numeracy, social science, science), and an intensive clinical placement (minimum of 450 hours).
Frequently Asked Questions
An affordable certification program
Klassroom is committed to providing students a no-interest option to get started on their Teacher Certification right away. Students have the option to enroll in TCP through a variety of payment plan options to help you budget for your tuition payment by selecting the option that works best for you.
Pay your tuition upfront and save. No loans, no payments, no hassles.
Speak to an Admissions Advisor about available monthly installment plan options that work best for you.