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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.

Arizona Teaching Fellows is 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 most of their 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 interested in teaching early childhood (grades pre-k to 3rd), elementary education (k to 8th), or special education (k–12th mild-moderate disabilities)?
  1. The first step is to apply to the University of Arizona via the Undergraduate Admissions application.
  2. Once admitted, you will meet with your assigned UA College of Education advisor. Please notify your advisor of your interest in becoming a fellow so he/she may answer any questions. 
  3. 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. The application is accessible on the UA College of Education’s Apply page.
  4. Finally, you will need to apply by March 1 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Applications will open no later than January 1 and are available online.
  5. Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the districts will review your application. They will then interview selected applicants, based on their content area and grade level needs. Following the interviews, the districts will select the fellows for their districts in early spring.
 
Are you a community college student interested in teaching early childhood (grades pre-k to 3rd), elementary education (k to 8th), or special education (k–12th mild-moderate disabilities)?
  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 preparation 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. Finally, you will need to apply by March 1 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Applications will open no later than January 1 and are available online
  4. Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the districts will review your application. They will then interview selected applicants, based on their content area and grade level needs. Following the interviews, the districts will select the fellows for their districts in early spring. 

Are you a college graduate looking to teach special education (grades k–12, mild-moderate disabilities)? 
  1. The first step is to review the special education master of arts mild-moderate disabilities information. 
  2. Contact Dr. Toni Sparks, program director, via email to discuss the program in more detail.
  3. After meeting with Dr. Sparks, 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 fall of each academic year before January 31. Applications will continue to be accepted until filled.
  4. Finally, you will need to apply by March 1 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Applications will open no later than January 1 and are available online.
  5. Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the districts will review your application. They will then interview selected applicants, based on their content area and grade level needs. Following the interviews, the districts will select the fellows for their districts in early spring. 

Are you a college graduate looking to teach secondary education (grades 6–12)? 
  1. Visit the Teach Arizona page and review the program information.
  2. Please contact Teach Arizona via email and indicate the content area you hope to teach. Please attach scans of your unofficial transcripts for review so that the graduate coordinator may evaluate the hours you have earned in your content area and/or make suggestions for additional coursework to support eligibility.
  3. Apply to the University of Arizona through the UA Graduate College, and select the master of arts in secondary education, Teach Arizona program. Preference given to students applying by January 31 and applications will continue to be accepted until filled. Cohorts begin in May of each year.
  4. Apply by March 1 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Applications will open no later than January 1 and are available online.
  5. Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the districts will review your application. They will then interview selected applicants, based on their content area and grade level needs. Following the interviews, the districts will select the fellows for their districts in early spring. 


Are you a college graduate looking to teach elementary or early childhood (grades k–8)?

  1. Contact a College of Education advisor. Ms. Letty Molina-Gutierrez (last names A–K) or Mr. Shaun Cahill (last names L–Z). 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. 
  3. Apply by March 1 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Applications will open no later than January 1 and are available online.
  4. Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the districts will review your application. They will then interview selected applicants, based on their content area and grade level needs. Following the interviews, the districts will select the fellows for their districts in early spring. 

Are you a college graduate looking to teach in early childhood (grades pre-k to 3rd)?
  1. Contact academic advisor, Mr. Shaun Cahill. Your advisor will assist you with exploring the post-baccalaureate early childhood program.
  2. Then you will need to apply to the early childhood program for the upcoming fall semester. 
  3. Apply by March 1 to the Teaching Fellows program, selecting your first and second district of your choice. Applications will open no later than January 1 and are available online.
  4. Once you are admitted to a teacher preparation program and you apply to the Teaching Fellows program, the districts will review your application. They will then interview selected applicants, based on their content area and grade level needs. Following the interviews, the districts will select the fellows for their districts in early spring.

Are you a college graduate interested in pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education?
 
The University of Arizona College of Education may consider creating a masters-level graduate program with elementary teacher certification (grades k–8). They need to collect information from interested people in order to develop the structure of such a program. Please give them (and us) your input by completing this survey in its entirety. Someone from the college will contact you if the decide to offer this program!

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