Arizona – State Information

MEA President: Scott Burgener
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Stephanie Campbell
ALF Member Email:


2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/11/2021
Adjourns: 100th Legislative Day

Cross-Over Deadline  
Budget Deadline None listed
Introduction Deadlines House: 2/8/2021, unless allowed by Rules Committee
Senate: 2/1/2021, unless allowed by Rules Committee 
Governor Doug Ducey (R) 
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Michelle Udall (R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. John Fillmore (R)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Sylvia Tenney Allen (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Paul D. Boyer (R)

Partisan Split  House- R    Senate-R 
House Clerk Contact 602-926-3032
Senate Secretary Contact 602-926-4231
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
Meeting Schedule

usually 4th Monday of the month for regular session meetings

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director

Angie Madsen
Deputy Associate Superintendent
Arizona Department of Education

Title IV Director

Director of Arts Education & Title IV-A
(602) 364-3015

Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds October 1 deadline

State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

AZ Music PK-12 Provisional (3-year)
Standard (12-year)
None Subject Knowledge Music
portion of the Arizona
Educator Exam (NES or
AEPA) – Not required if you
have a degree in music
Assessment of
Professional Knowledge
(NES) for either
elementary or secondary
No Yes Possible additional testing; Arizona
Constitution; U.S. Constitution (3
credit course or take a test for $40)
$60 application
$67 fingerprinting
Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

AZ Roadmap for Reopening Schools

AZ DOE Arts Education Re-Entry Guidelines

Title IV Success Stories

The funds below were allocated during the 2018-2019 school year.

$70,000 in Title IV-A funds were allocated to Scottsdale Unified School District for professional development for arts teachers, Quaver music for General Music teachers and a partnership with arts center for Kennedy Center artist in residence, regular artist in residence for academic and music classes, and students working with artist. Fund also paid for a music teacher to attend a local music conference for PD.

The funds below were allocated during the 2017-2018 school year.

$58,000 in Title IV-A funds were utilized in Tucson Unified School District for professional development for teachers in arts integration connecting to Language Arts and Mathematics instruction. This funding has creatively engaged students in skills to improve their reading, writing, and speaking abilities, and has increased the awareness and importance of arts in education by deepening an understanding of tested content standards as well as helped children to problem solve and develop critical thinking in unique ways.