• Salaries & 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 Downloads

    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 Downloads

    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 Downloads

    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, or schedule an appointment online with Fieldprint

    Fingerprint Clearance Card

    Substitute Teaching

    Phoenix #1 is now using ESI (Educational Services, Inc.) SubSource for all substitute teachers. Please visit the ESI website at: http://educationalservicesinc.com/apply to apply online or contact them at (844) 614-7784.

Salary Schedules