Prescott College Offers Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate Pathway Scholarship


Prescott College is proud to offer the Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate Program Scholarship to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a career in education. We have been offering this to future teachers all over Arizona and are happy to include Yavapai County residents.  

The scholarship is available to assist students with a bachelor's degree to become certified to teach in Arizona.  It is applicable to Post-Bachelor certification and Masters of Education with Certification programs.  Recipient must be employed by a school district and must apply for the Intern Certificate with both Prescott College and the Arizona Department of Education.  The Post-Bachelor Scholarship is $1,500 per term, $4,500 per year for full time students (pro-rated for part time).  The Masters Scholarship is $3,000 per term, $6,000 per year for full time students (pro-rated for part time).

While originally planning to offer a collaborative program with other colleges to our local residents, the College believes that the flexibility of our program, and the ability to offer not only Secondary Education, but also Early Childhood Education, Elementary, and Special Education, will allow us to serve more students in more communities where there is a need for qualified teachers.

Provisional teachers and individuals interested in becoming teachers can earn their teaching certificate while being employed as highly qualified teachers. This pathway allows people to earn a significantly higher income than they would earn as long-term substitute teachers and gives them the skills and knowledge they need in order to be successful in the classroom.

Students will take online or mentor-based courses through Prescott College. Students can take some of their teacher preparation courses from a community college such as Yavapai College, or complete all their post-bacc courses through our Arizona-approved program. In addition, the Forest Fee Management Association (FFMA) has offered financial support in order to lower costs even more and allow schools in Yavapai County to increase the number of highly qualified teachers and address the teacher shortage. The FFMA funds are distributed through local school districts and then to Teacher Interns as tuition reimbursement.

Prescott College offers Arizona Department of Education approved teacher preparation programs in Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Special Education. Additionally, those interested in pursuing a Master of Education in Elementary or Secondary Education can earn their graduate degree at Prescott College through the Limited-Residency model which allows people to learn in their home communities through a hybrid distance-learning model.

This program will be launching in August, 2016. There will be an informational meeting on August 9th at 4:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Center at Prescott College, 220 Grove Ave.

For more information, contact Melanie Lefever in Admissions at 928-350-2106, or Jen Brown, Student Teaching Coordinator, at 928-350-1016.