• Arizona Teachers Academy

    Arizona Teachers Academy at ASU

Arizona Teachers Academy

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Overview

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The Arizona Teachers Academy at ASU provides a tuition scholarship (ATA scholarship) to ASU students who successfully complete teacher certification programs and fulfill a commitment to teach in Arizona public schools after graduation.

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Eligibility

You are eligible to be considered for the Arizona Teachers Academy at ASU if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are an Arizona resident as determined by Arizona State University for tuition purposes.

  • You are an admitted undergraduate, graduate or post-baccalaureate student at ASU.

  • You have submitted and, if necessary, completed any outstanding items to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Your student account is clear of any holds for financial or priority tasks that would prevent the disbursement of financial aid, enrolling in classes or changing class schedules.

  • You maintain continuous enrollment as a full-time student in an initial teacher certification program at ASU; maintain satisfactory academic progress; and maintain good academic standing.

Eligible ASU students include:

  • Newly enrolled transfer students who have junior standing or higher and are enrolled in an ASU bachelor’s degree program that leads to an initial teacher certification

  • Continuing ASU students who have junior standing or higher and are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program that leads to an initial teacher certification

  • ASU undergraduate students majoring in a college other than Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College who enroll in any one of MLFTC’s teacher certification pathways, including concurrent degrees and non-degree certificate programs

  • Continuing ASU undergraduate students currently enrolled in a non-degree secondary education certificate program at ASU

  • Newly enrolled students admitted to a master’s degree program that leads to initial teacher certification (including InMAC) 

  • Continuing ASU students currently enrolled in a master’s degree program that leads to initial teacher certification (including InMAC)

Financial benefits

The Arizona Teachers Academy 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.

Expectations of ATA scholarship recipients

While enrolled

  • Complete a FAFSA for each year enrolled at ASU. Students selected for FAFSA verification must complete verification and any priority tasks in MyASU to receive their scholarships.

  • Maintain continuous enrollment as a full-time student in an initial teacher certification program

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, including but not limited to, a grade point average of no less than 2.5 each semester for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students. 

Upon graduation

Each student who graduates from ASU having received an ATA scholarship will be expected to teach in an Arizona public school for a length of time equal to the number of years the student received the ATA scholarship. For example, if you receive an ATA scholarship each year over a two-year period, you must then teach a total of two consecutive school years at an Arizona public school.

Graduates need to begin their first school year of eligible full-time teaching service within six (6) months from the date they become eligible to receive a teaching certificate.

If a student does not meet these requirements, the tuition scholarship will convert to a loan, and the student will be required to repay the total amount of the tuition scholarship. Full requirements and conditions are explained in the Arizona Teachers Academy tuition scholarship agreement. 

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