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Elementary Education Program Application

Thank you for choosing the University of Arizona South for your degree. Before applying to the University of Arizona South you must fully complete the below program application and be approved for admission into the Elementary Education program.

Before applying, we recommend you meet with a UA South academic advisor for an unofficial transcript evaluation:

UA Sierra Vista: 520-458-8278 x.2120
UA Douglas: 520-439-6880
UA Santa Cruz: 520-287-8632
UA Pinal: 520-840-4878
Pima County: 520-626-1702
All Other Counties: 520-626-2422 x.2120

Admission application requirements for the Elementary Education program at UA South are as follows:

  1. Completion, or expected completion of 60 semester units (90 quarter units) from a regionally accredited institution. Copies of transcripts from ALL colleges and universities the applicant has attended must be submitted, including military institutions and Joint Services transcripts. Post-baccalaureate applicants must have a previously earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A minimum 2.50 grade point average on the most recently completed 60 transferable semester hours of college/university credit.
  3. Submit the online Elementary Education program application.
  4. Submit an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card (IVP). Apply online at http://fieldprintarizona.com/
  5. Submit scores from Elementary Education Subtest I and II NES exam (NT102, 103). Scores will not be used for admission decisions but will assist us in creating a developmental plan for you if you do not score high enough for certification on your first attempt. Passing these tests is required for AZ state teaching certification.
  6. Submit at least two recommendation letters. Recommendation letters must include recommender’s name, title, employer, contact information and speak to your experience working with children and projected ability to teach elementary school students. Thirty hours of documented experience working with school-age children is required.
  7. Apply for admission to the University of Arizona South. This is a separate process from the application to the Elementary Education program and will only be done once the applicant has received permission from the program director. Your UA South academic advisor will be happy to assist you in process.
Mailing Address
Which semester are you applying to begin coursework at UA South? For example, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, etc.
This should be about a paragraph that outlines some of the work you have done with children, activities you have participated in or directed and summarize your overall experiences.
Briefly tell us why you want to be a teacher.
Required Attachments
Recommendations
Two signed recommendation letters must be uploaded. Make sure the letters include the recommender’s name, title, employer, contact information and speak to your experience working with children and projected ability to teach elementary school students.
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All Unofficial Transcripts
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NES Subtest I and II Scores
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Fingerprint Clearance Card

A valid IVP fingerprint clearance card is a requirement of the UA South Elementary Education Program and of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for Arizona teacher certification. To apply for an IVP fingerprint clearance card, please visit the Fieldprint website at http://fieldprintarizona.com/ and follow the instructions. Allow plenty of time for processing before the start of the term as you will not be able to start the Elementary Education program without this card. Important! Be sure to select “Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Paid Employee” as the reason you want to be fingerprinted.

Expiration *
E.g., 2017-06-23
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If you have not yet spoken with an advisor or the person you spoke with is not listed, please select -None-.

Students who previously attended The University of Arizona and left the university in poor standing (cumulative GPA less than 2.0) must complete the following statement to indicate their ability to succeed at the UA. Typically, the UA will look for 24 transferrable units at a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA for readmission.

Include an explanation of your previous academic obstacles, whether you have resolved these obstacles, and what you will do differently to overcome these if they still exist or if you encounter other obstacles that threaten to impede your academic progress.