Santa Cruz Valley Students
SCV Teaching Fellows
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Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCV) and the University of Arizona (UA) College of Education are looking for dedicated and determined individuals committed to making a difference in a student's life.

SCV and UA have partnered to create a unique program which supports teacher candidates both professionally and financially throughout the program. Students in the program work closely with the district throughout their teacher preparation program, completing all of the fieldwork in our district with one or more mentor teachers who are also dedicated to working with children and adolescents in Southern Arizona.

Financial Support

Acceptance and start of participation in the SCV Teaching Fellows program  $1000
Start of student teaching in a SCV school  $1000
Mid-point of student teaching in a SCV school  $400
Successful completion of student teaching in a SCV school  $400
Completion of 1st year of successful teaching in a SCV school  $400
Completion of 2nd year of successful teaching in a SCV school  $600
Completion of 3rd year of successful teaching in a SCV school  $1000
Total Financial Support    $4800

The SCV Teaching Fellows program can help you reach your goal of becoming a teacher.


How do you become an Arizona Teaching Fellow?
 
Please follow the directions in the section that best describes you.
 
Are you a high school graduate?
  1. The first step is to apply to the University of Arizona via the Undergraduate Admissions application.
  2. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher preparation program of your choice in the spring of your sophomore year, by the second Friday in February, for fall admission. For more information about the process and required documents, please visit the Apply page on the UA College of Education website.
  3. Last, you will need to apply by March 1, 2019, to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. The application is accessible on the UA College of Education’s Apply page.
 
Are you a community college student?
  1. The first step is to meet with a UA College of Education advisor. Once you determine your ideal term of admittance, you will apply to the University of Arizona via the Transfer Admissions application.
  2. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher prep program of your choice (typically in the spring of your sophomore year if you are full-time, by the second Friday in February). For more information about the process and required documents, please visit their Apply page.
  3. Last, you will need to apply by March 1, 2019, to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. The application is accessible on the UA College of Education’s Apply page.
 
Are you a current UA student?
  1. First step is to meet with a UA College of Education advisor.
  2. Then, you will need to apply to the teacher prep program of your choice (typically in the spring of your sophomore year if you are full-time, by the second Friday in February). For more information about the process and required documents, please visit their Apply page.
  3. Last, you will need to apply by March 1, 2019, to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. The application is accessible on the UA College of Education’s Apply page.
     
Are you a college graduate looking to teach in elementary (grades K-8)?
  1. Contact a College of Education advisor based on your last name. Your advisor will assist you with exploring the post-baccalaureate elementary education program.
  2. Then you will need to apply to the elementary education program for the upcoming fall semester by the second Tuesday in February.
  3. Last, you will need to apply by March 1, 2019, to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. The application is accessible on the UA College of Education’s Apply page.
     

Are you a college graduate looking to teach secondary education (grades 9-12)?

  1. Review the Teach Arizona program information on the UA College of Education website.
  2. Contact the Teach Arizona program director, Patty Stowers at pstowers@email.arizona.edu. Indicate the content area you hope to teach, and please attach scans of your unofficial transcripts for review.
  3. Then, apply to the University of Arizona via the graduate college application, and select the Master of Arts in Secondary Education, Teach Arizona program. Preference given to students applying for 2019-20 academic year admittance by January 31, 2019, and they will continue to accept applications until filled.
  4. Last, you will need to apply by March 1, 2019, to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. The application is accessible on the UA College of Education’s Apply page.
     
Are you a college graduate looking to teach special education K-12? 
  1. Review the Special Education Master of Arts Mild-Moderate Disabilities program information.
  2. Contact Dr. Carl Liaupsin, program director, at liaupsin@email.arizona.edu to arrange an interview and information session.
  3. After your interview and information session, you should apply to the Special Education Master of Arts Mild-Moderate Disabilities program through the UA Graduate College site. Preference given to students applying for 2019-20 academic year admittance by January 31, 2019, and they will continue to accept applications until filled.
  4. Last, apply by March 1, 2019, to the Teaching Fellows Program. The application is accessible on the Apply page.
 
Once you receive admission to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the district will consider your application, select candidates for interview, and choose Fellows for the district.
 
If none of these options describe you, please email the College of Education-Arizona Teaching Fellows at coe-aztf@email.arizona.edu.


Important Information

For further inquiry, please contact Julieta Quiroz at jquiroz@scv35.org or at (520) 375.8267.


Contact the UA for Information

College of Education-Arizona Teaching Fellows
coe-aztf@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621.7865
1430 E. 2nd Street
PO Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721