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The best teacher-preparation program in Arizona is now more accessible and affordable to students anywhere in the state

Prepare for a teaching career with ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

Accessible

If you live in Arizona and outside of Maricopa County, you can take remote classes via ASU Sync and earn a bachelor's degree leading to teacher certification.

Affordable

You may be eligible for funding such as the Arizona Teachers Academy at ASU, a scholarship that covers tuition for students who make a commitment to teach in Arizona after graduation.

Choose from three ASU degree programs in education:

Receive quality career preparation through MLFTC Professional Pathways

Our suite of professional learning experiences, called MLFTC Professional Pathways, includes internships and teaching residencies.

  • Our Office of Professional Experiences will work with you to identify a placement at a school in your local area where a certified teacher will mentor you.
  • You’ll learn the habits, skills and dispositions to thrive in your career and meet the needs of learners.
  • You’ll have the support of ASU faculty, academic advisors and success coaches throughout your coursework and your internships and residencies.

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Frequently asked questions

 How much time will it take to complete my bachelor’s degree in education?

Most students can earn their bachelor's degree in two years, which includes internships, residencies and other requirements for earning your teaching certificate. You must first complete your associate degree and transfer in those classes before pursuing your bachelor's degree at ASU.

 Will my community college credits transfer to an education degree?

MyPath2ASU™ creates a seamless transfer experience to ASU. Create a transfer map by selecting one of the following programs for your intended major, at any of our partner locations:

Program names Partner locations
  • Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education, BAE
  • Secondary Education, BAE
  • Special Education and Elementary Education, BAE
  • ASU@Northeastern Arizona
  • ASU@Pima
  • ASU@TheGilaValley
  • ASU@Yavapai
  • ASU@Yuma

Note: Students completing their program remotely through ASU Sync must still apply and be admitted to one of these locations.

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 Will I receive the same financial aid opportunities as on-campus students?

Yes. You may be eligible for financial aid up to and including full-tuition scholarships. You’ll also have access to academic, career, wellness and financial success coaching services.

 How do I apply?

These programs are available to students who live in Arizona, but not in Maricopa County. Classes will be conducted remotely but students need to apply for admission to one of the following ASU partner locations for consideration:
ASU@Northeastern Arizona
ASU@Pima
ASU@TheGilaValley
ASU@Yavapai
ASU@Yuma

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Professional licensure

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Contact our enrollment team for more information: ASUeducation@asu.edu

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