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The Near You Network partners with statewide communities to offer programs focused on teaching the next generation of teachers. Currently, the Near You Network offers an M.Ed. in Teaching & Teacher Education through the Teach Arizona program and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education through the Pathways to Teaching program. Both programs are geared towards fostering, growing and supporting educators in our local Arizona communities.

Teach Arizona - The University of Arizona


Teach Arizona is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree and would like to become high school or middle school teachers (grades 6-12) in English, science, mathematics, social studies, or world languages. Students complete the program in only ONE year and earn a master’s degree along with their teacher certification.
You can participate in Teach Arizona from anywhere in the state, and student teach in your own hometown!  The program provides the advantage of flexible remote coursework, combining online access to course materials with real-time Zoom classes. This unique format fosters direct interaction with instructors and encourages collaboration among students, creating a strong sense of community.

Tuition expenses can be fully covered through the Arizona Teachers Academy or other university scholarships. More information about how to apply for this funding is available on our website.
To learn more about Teach Arizona and talk to an advisor, contact Michael Lang (Teach Arizona Statewide Coordinator) at mglang@arizona.edu


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Elementary teacher working with students

Pathways to Teaching

Pathways to Teaching is an innovative College of Education Teacher Preparation Program that supports district partner-area residents in earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an ESL endorsement. The program is a collaboration between the college’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and the school district partners. Pathways to Teaching offers you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in local classrooms while investing in your community through education. In turn, your community invests in you as a future educator. In Pathways to Teaching, your tuition will be covered through a combination of forgivable loans and scholarships. You will also receive a monthly stipend of $1,000.

Your classes will be held in a District Partner location. Current District Partner locations include:

  • Altar Valley School District­
  • Casa Grande Elementary School District
  • Douglas Unified School District
  • Nogales Unified School District
  • Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District
  • Sunnyside Unified School District

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