Education Program Benefits - Arizona Christian University


  • ADE (Arizona Department of Education) approved!
  • 2.5+ GPA in CORE/General courses (“C” or higher in ENG 101/102) and 3.0+ in education/highly qualified courses (2.0+ grade minimum)

*This is to be met and maintained to graduate with an IR.
  • Receive IR (Institutional Recommendation) to get certified in AZ!
  • Save money!
  • Easier certification process.

  • Certified by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)!
  • Complete Bible and Spiritual Formation plus ADE requirements.
  • Receiving ACSI certification gives you opportunities to teach at Christian schools all over the country - and internationally!
  • Professional walk-through of the fingerprinting process and other required forms.
Review and submit forms:
  • IVP Fingerprint card
    *This is to be met at the beginning of the program
  • Application to Department
  • Student Teaching Forms

  • Eliminate confusion, duplication, and late applications.
  • Guidance in designing a personalized course schedule.
  • Complete all education courses prior to student teaching.

*See program checksheet and consult w/EMS or department to ensure proper course sequence.
  • Individualized support from our department chair, professors, staff.
  • YOU choose whether to student teach in fall or spring (for example, if you play a spring sport, you can student teach in the fall!)

  • An experienced supervising professor oversees your student teaching.
  • Complete student teaching and pass the Arizona Professional Knowledge Exam.

*This is to be met senior year.
  • Your mentor teacher is chosen from YOUR grade/subject preferences and is overseen by our ACU supervising professor.


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Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

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