Arizona Master Teacher Program District Eligibility

The Arizona K12 Center awards financial assistance to districts to create and sustain a mentoring and induction program. This is a competitive process and application. Districts that are selected enter into sub-contract agreements with the Arizona K12 Center and Northern Arizona University, annually, for up to two years. The Arizona K12 Center reserves the right to withdraw from an agreement if the awardee fails to meet the guidelines of the grant.

To be eligible, the district, school, or program within a district must meet at least two of the following requirements:

  • Fifty percent or higher free or reduced lunch
  • Twenty-five percent or higher teacher turnover (have lost and hired an average of 25% or more teachers new to the district/school in the last three years)
  • A middle school or high school
  • Impacted schools must be identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Schools