University of Phoenix (alternative program)

Name of Provider: University of Phoenix
Address: 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway Tempe, AZ 85282
Program Type: Alternative Pathway to Certification in compliance with the AZ DOE’s Intern Cert
Certification Areas: Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education Teachers (mild to moderate, K-12)
Art, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Chinese (Mandarin), Constitutions of the United States and
Arizona, Dance, Early Childhood, Earth Science, Economics, Elementary Education,
English Language Arts, General Science, Geography, German, Health, History, Mathematics, Middle
Grades English Language Arts, Middle Grades General Science, Middle Grades Mathematics, Middle
Grades Social Science, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science/American Government,
School Library Media Specialist, Spanish
Philosophy: To provide qualified candidates with a full-time teaching opportunity who possess a
Bachelor’s degree (not in education) to enter the teaching profession if they can show the following:
passage of the NES Subject Area exam, Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint background
check clearance, completion of an approved Structured English Immersion program, and a Letter of
Intent to Hire by an AZ public or charter school.
Contact Information
Contact Name
Jonathan Lewis
Contact Phone
(602) 713-7708
Contact Email
[email protected]
Web Site
Accreditation Information
Year of Last Accreditation Visit
Accrediting Agency
Higher Learning Commission
State Approval Agency
Arizona Department of Education
Entry Tests
PRAXIS I Basic Skills
Minimum GPA
Subject Competency Determination Applicable NES Subject Area exam
Need for Prior Experience
Bachelor’s degree and transcript analysis, along with a
successful fingerprint background check.
Structured English Immersion: SEI/500
Pre-requisite Courses
Course Work
Courses Prior to Experiential Component SEI/500
Courses During Experiential Component
Remainder of program (varies by program)
Class Information
Class Time
Varies by program, 17 to 20 months
Type of Classes
Master’s-level coursework
Experiential Component
Experiential Component
Four semesters of supervision by University faculty.
Placement in Program
Length of Experiential
Paid or Not Paid
Amount of Choice in Placement
Student contracts to teach with the LEA. Student choice
Time with Mentor – 1st Year
Two semesters
Time with Mentor – 2 Year
Two semesters
Program Information
Application Deadline
August 15 and December 15
Beginning of Program
Open due to the structure of UOPX programs
Graduate rates, plus fees
Scholarship/Aid Information
Return Payment for Scholarship
Scholarship App. Deadline
Web Site