Whether the AZ TeacherPrep program is right for you depends on your comfort and abilities in self-directed study. The Classroom Qualifier is a self-paced, online program that allows you to learn (or review) the requisite skills for teaching. Passing the Classroom Qualifier is dependent upon the Professional Teaching Knowledge (PTK) exam developed by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, a provider of alternative teacher certifications in 11 states.
Passing the PTK exam satisfies all teaching methodology classroom hours that Arizona requires – without setting foot in a college classroom.
The Professional Teaching Knowledge exam is designed to assess a new teacher’s knowledge of teaching-related criteria. Such knowledge is typically obtained in undergraduate preparation in areas such as human development, classroom management, instructional design and delivery techniques, assessment, and other professional preparation. This exam also contains a writing component that will evaluate a candidate’s ability to write to audiences that a teacher is most likely to address: parents, colleagues, and school administrators.
The Classroom Qualifier program includes the following PTK exam preparation materials to help you to master this content and pass this exam:
Combined with our Internship program, the Professional Teaching Knowledge program will enable you to teach in a classroom of your own in the state of Arizona.