Professional development for educators
The Arizona K12 Center improves teaching and learning through high-quality professional development. The organization is a one-of-a-kind hub that supports educators along the teaching continuum. For 20 years, the Center has focused on enhancing leadership, expanding learning, and unveiling inspiration for Arizona’s teachers, impacting countless students across the state. Connect with staff and friends of the Center to make your mark on Arizona’s students of today, the leaders of tomorrow.Arizona Teacher Residency
The Arizona K12 Center is thrilled to announce the creation of the Arizona Teacher Residency, a first-of-its-kind graduate program in Arizona modeled after medical residencies, to help recruit, prepare, support, and retain K-12 teachers. The two-year program provides aspiring teachers with in-classroom experience, cost-of-living stipends, a master’s degree, and a job at a partnering school district. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
New Teacher Support
Districts make an investment in every new teacher they hire. The Arizona K12 Center trains and supports mentors who in turn, support the newest members of the teaching profession. Learning opportunities specifically designed for the beginning teacher are provided throughout the year. An investment we make in our teachers is an investment we make in our students.
National Board Guidance
Administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Board Certification is a rigorous and reflective process that requires teachers to showcase the National Board Standards and student learning in their practice. The Arizona K12 Center provides guidance and fee support to teachers as they seek National Board Certification.
Teacher Leader Development
Teacher leader is not a title but rather bold actions to improve teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. There is no one path to follow. Teacher leaders use their influence, skills, and expertise beyond the walls of their classrooms to improve education for all children.
Arizona K12 Center Informational Brochure
Are you new to the Arizona K12 Center and interested in learning more about the services we offer? Request your free brochure today and if you would like more information we would be happy to speak with you.
Arizona Teacher Program Brochure
The Arizona K12 Center is home to the Arizona Teacher Program (formerly known as the Master Teacher Program) that supports teachers where they are along the continuum of practice. This includes new teacher support, National Board guidance, and teacher leader development. Request your brochure today to learn more.
Building a Profession
2023 Teacher Leadership Report
National Board Promotion Kit
Thank you for your interest in sharing the opportunities National Board Certification can bring to educators in your school or district! We hope this kit will help you spread the message of how transformative National Board Certification can be. Use the flyers and giveaway items in this bag to set up a table at a district or school event or to pass out at a National Board promotional meeting.
"One person’s pursuit of excellence raises the standards and performance of everyone around them. A teacher has the potential to change a student’s trajectory, a class culture, a school’s ethos, a district’s vision, a nation’s future."
Christie Olsen, NBCT
Lake Havasu Unified School District
Celebrating 20 Years: Going Places
The Arizona K12 Center improves teaching and learning in Arizona's schools through high quality professional development and teacher leadership. The Center is honored to celebrate 20 years in Arizona! You might recognize this Arizona student. Let's watch as Michaela shares how she is going places because of great teaching.
Celebrating 83 new, 122 maintained NBCTs in Arizona
The Arizona K12 Center is proud to announce that 83 Arizona educators are new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and 122 educators maintained their National Board Certification in 2023. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards announced score and achievement status information...
How can the Arizona K12 Center support you?
Regardless of where you are along the continuum of practice, the Center can provide you with unparalleled professional learning opportunities and support. Whether you’re looking for content-specific training, technology integration assistance, mentoring and induction support, a partner in the National Board Certification process, or opportunities for teacher leadership, there’s a place for you in one (or many) of the Center’s offerings. We look forward to supporting you to be your best, so that kids can be their best.Contact Us