Teacher Development Academy

Apply for our TUSD Teacher Development Academy – the only requirement is a bachelor's degree!

The Teacher Development Academy is a FREE two-year program while you work in TUSD:

  • Receive a K-8 Elementary Teaching Certification
  • Receive Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement
  • Receive Reading Endorsement (required to teach after 2028)
  • No additional college course work
  • Limited to 20 participants
Receive a teacher's salary plus benefits while in the program:
  • Paid summer institutes twice a year (10 day/4 day)
Who should apply:
  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Open to TAs, School Community Liaisons and other school support positions
  • Open to anyone (current employment in TUSD not required)
Program began July 17, 2023 and will be complete in June 2025. 
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Information about how to become a teacher while working in the Tucson Unified School District.
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