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Human Resources

Human Resources | Janet Rico Uhrig, Executive Director | 1010 E. Tenth St., Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-6035 |

Important Info

Make the Move to Dual Language

Two-Way Dual LanguageTUSD staff, you can help us build a strong teacher base for our students AND earn a $5000 hard-to-fill hiring incentive PLUS up to $5000 tuition reimbursement.


Make The Move to Dual Language

Application (in PDF) | Information Flier (in PDF)

Your Commitment

Continue to teach for TUSD in a dual language classroom for two years after earning your Arizona Provisional Teaching Certificate with Spanish Bilingual Certificate.


  • Have at least a bachelor's degree and be a current TUSD employee
    Have three or more years contracted teaching experiences
  • Submit complete application by deadline: 4:45 p.m. on January 12, 2018 (HR/Attn: Andrew Campbell and Martha Peyton-Edwards)
  • Pass the appropriate subject knowledge exam
  • Enroll in a Teacher Intern Pathway Program
  • Obtain an Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate
  • Accept a dual language teaching position beginning in the school year 2018-2019
  • Sign commitment agreement
  • Attend quarterly support sessions

*Program can accept up to 20 eligible candidates


  • Applicants will receive an annual $5000 stipend for teaching in a TWDL classroom.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: not to exceed $5000 over the course of two years, nor exceed $5000 per individual per lifetime.
  • Participation in the TUSD Mentor Program
  • Support group meetings


The Details...

Who is eligible?

  • Current, regular employees in good standing with Bachelor's Degree.
  • Current, regular contract non dual language teachers in good standing with three or more years contracted teaching experience.


January 2018

  • Submit completed application, including supporting documents by the DEADLINE: 4:45 PM, January 12, 2018
  • Drop-in observations by Language Acquisition
  • Shadow a Dual Language Teacher for a day (suggested)

February 2018

  • Applicants will be notified if they have passed the application portion of "Make the Move."

March 2018

  • Sign up for Spanish Proficiency Exam

April 2018

  • Take the Spanish Proficiency Exam on April 7, 2018
  • Receiving passing results
  • Approved "Make the Move" participants, will be contacted by HR
  • Review current Dual Language teaching vacancies

May 2018

  • Sign Commitment Agreement
  • Register for a Bilingual Education program at a state approved college or university
  • Apply for Provisional Spanish Bilingual Endorsement
  • Start down a new path of your career!
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

La igualdad de oportunidades de empleo
El Distrito Escolar unificado de Tucson está comprometido a una política no discriminatoria basada en discapacidad, raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, edad u origen nacional. Esta política prevalecerá en todos los asuntos relativos a la Mesa Directiva, los empleados del Distrito, estudiantes, el público, los servicios y programas educativos y las personas con las que la Mesa Directiva realiza negocios.