• Salaries & Qualifications

      Master Salary Schedule 2023-24

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      Teacher Salary Ranges

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      Qualifications

      • Qualifications

        To teach in Phoenix Elementary School District #1, you will need to hold an Arizona Teaching Certificate and a valid DPS-issued fingerprint clearance card.

        Certification Information

        Elementary K-8

        • Bachelor of Arts Degree
        • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
        • Proof of citizenship or proof of ability to work in the United States

        Endorsements
        Endorsements
        Certification Forms

        Secondary 6-12

        • Bachelor of Arts Degree
        • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
        • Proof of citizenship or proof of ability to work in the United States

        Endorsements
        Endorsements
        Certification Forms

        Teaching Intern Certificate

        • Arizona fingerprint clearance card
        • Official Transcripts documenting a Bachelor’s or more advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education
        • “Letter of intent to hire” indicating grade-level and content assignment
        • Letter from the institution of higher education indicating the candidate is enrolled and assigned a supervisor
        • 3 semester hours or 45 clock hours of SEI (Structured English Immersion)

        Certification Forms

        Reciprocal Certification

        • A valid, comparable out-of-state teaching certificate from any other state in the U.S.
        • Bachelor of Arts Degree
        • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
        • Proof of citizenship or proof of ability to work in the United States

        Reciprocal (Out-Of-State) Information

        Special Education

        • Bachelor of Arts Degree
        • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
        • Proof of citizenship or proof of ability to work in the United States

        Special Education Certificates

        Fingerprint Clearance Card

        All teachers in the state of Arizona must obtain an Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance card. Contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (602) 223-2279 to request an IVP Fingerprint Card Packet.

        Fingerprint Clearance Card

        Substitute Teaching

        Phoenix #1 is now using ESI (Educational Services, Inc.) SubSource for all substitute teachers. Please visit the ESI website to apply as substitute teacher or contact ESI at (844) 614-7784.