Arizona State Requirements

Arizona Teaching License Renewal

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The Provisional  Teaching  Certificate  is valid for three years and must be converted to a six-year Standard Teaching Certificate  at least two months prior to it expiring.  Note: To avoid a phonics deficiency when applying for your Standard licensure, register for OL 5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction. 

The six-year Standard Teaching Certificate may be renewed with proof of 15 clock hours of professional development activities for each year of the certificate term. This means you will need 90 hours by the time you need to renew. The clock hours or semester hours may be completed in various increments per year. 

*One semester hour of college coursework is equivalent to 15 clock hours of professional development activities. Official transcripts are required from an accredited institution. Learners Edge partners with several regionally accredited collegiate institutions providing official transcripts with letter grades for our courses. 

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You could earn your required 90 clock hours in a number of ways: 

Example 1: Focus on Tech Integration with our ISTE Approved Courses 

Take 2 ISTE Approved Courses to meet your clock hour requirements. (45 hours x 2 courses=90 hours) 

Example 2: Reading Focus 

5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction (45 hours) 

5040: Increasing Comprehension with Close Reading in Your Classroom (45 hours) 

Example 3: SEL Focus 

5203: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with You (45 hours) 

5102: Anxiety Awareness: Empowering Students with Help and Hope (45 hours) 

Example 4: Student Support 

PD 141: Mental Health Basics for School Staff (10 hours) 

5018: Incorporating Mindfulness: Strategies to Encourage Student Focus and Awareness (30 hours) 

5058: Building Strong Relationships in the Classroom: Care to Connect (30 hours) 

PD129: Understanding the Needs of Students in Poverty (10 hours) 

PD 123: Trauma-Sensitive Teaching (10 hours) 

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You'll find our graduate level courses to be relevant, engaging and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs. Simply select the  course(s),  session, and a University Partner. Make sure to explore our  pricing discounts. 

If you need assistance with submission of a district approval form, course mapping or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our  Advisory team is here to help you succeed! 

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One semester hour of college coursework is equivalent to 15 clock hours of professional development activities.  

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Official transcripts are required from an accredited institution. Learners Edge partners with several regionally accredited collegiate institutions providing official transcripts with letter grades for our courses. 

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Check out our ISTE approved courses to build your tech integration skills. 

Also, as indicated in the renewal section at the top of the page, if you are converting your Provisional Certificate to a Standard Certificate, you can avoid claiming a phonics deficiency (Elementary Certificates) by registering for and completing Course 5030: Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction. We encourage you to gain prior approval for this course by downloading the syllabus from the course page before registering to ensure district approval. Upon course completion, you will receive an official transcript from a university partner documenting the completion of your course in research-based systematic phonics, including language and literacy development; Register for Course 5030 now! 

Learners Edge offers both  professional development courses  and  continuing education courses  to help meet your requirements. 

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Arizona license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Arizona license renewal process.