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. Disover more about this brand new opportunity for Arizona's aspiring teachers!
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.
2020 National Board Certified Teacher T-Shirt
Join others in showcasing the power of National Board Certification in Arizona. Get the new 2020 NBCT shirt today!
2019 National Board Certified Teacher T-Shirt
Each year we design a new NBCT t-Shirt. Don’t miss out on last year's version. Limited sizes available include S, M, L, XL, 2-5 XL. Get yours today!
#amAZing NBCT T-Shirt
Join others in showcasing the power of National Board Certification in Arizona. Limited sizes available include S, M, L, and XL. Get yours today!
2020 National Board Candidate T-Shirt
Are you a candidate pursuing National Board Certification and want to show it? What better way to spread the word about National Board Certification with your colleagues.
2018 National Board Candidate T-Shirt
Are you a candidate pursuing National Board Certification and want to show it? What better way to spread the word about National Board Certification with your colleagues. Limited sizes available, including XL and 2XL. Get yours today!
"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.
What If You Have to Retake a National Board Component?
Retaking Components is Daunting, But Not Impossible In the United States, there are 34 states (and Washington, DC) where fewer than 5% of the state’s teacher population has achieved National Board Certification, according to 2019 data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (N...
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