Working at PUSD

New Teacher Induction Program

Whether you’re an experienced teacher that’s new to our district or a recent college grad, you’ll feel welcomed and supported the moment you join our family. Prior to the start of a new school year, teachers spend time getting support on creating their lesson plans, receiving hands-on training with technology available to them and meeting their mentors for the year. This support is ongoing throughout the school year as well.

Professional Development

We offer an array of courses to keep our teachers and staff fully prepared to teach our students in the most effective way possible. Whether it’s through learning teams, on-going district classes, or mini-workshops, you can feel confident that your own learning and development won’t take the backseat at Page Unified.

Certification Qualifications

To teach in Page Unified School District, you will need to meet certain pre-qualifications. In addition to completing an online application, you will need the following for certified positions:

  • Verification of full-time, certified experience and official transcripts of Bachelor’s degree or higher required at time of hire for salary schedule placement.
  • Proof of citizenship or proof of ability to work in the United States

Provisional Elementary K-8, Provisional Secondary 6-12, or Special Education Certificate

  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher on official transcripts
  • Appropriate Subject Knowledge exam, semester hour requirement, or HOUSSE Rubric to meet Highly Qualified requirements for the position
  • Professional Knowledge exam or 3 years of teaching verified on ADE’s form
  • Structured English Immersion class

Reciprocal Provisional Certificate

    • Please review ADE’s Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Comparable out of state certificate
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher on official transcripts

Requirements to meet within first three years:

  • Passing test scores for comparable content exam can waive the Subject Knowledge requirement. Test scores must be less than 10 years old and must say “Pass” on them. The out of state department of education can write a letter verifying a passing score if the applicant has difficulty locating a copy with the word “Pass” on it.
  • Passing test scores for comparable exam or 3 years of applicable teaching experience verified on ADE’s form can waive the Professional Knowledge exam.
  • Structured English Immersion class. Can be waived with out of state ESL endorsement.
  • US/AZ Constitution class or test. ADE will waive if US Constitution is on your transcripts. If the class is called something else but you believe it covered the Colonial period, you may submit the syllabus/ course description for them to consider.
  • *History/ Social Studies teachers must take US/ AZ Constitution within first year teaching in AZ.

Teaching Intern Certificate

  • Learn more at:www.azed.gov/educator-certification/alt-path
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Official transcripts documenting a Bachelor's or more advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Letter from the institution of higher education indicating candidate is enrolled and assigned a supervisor
  • Passing score on Subject Knowledge exam appropriate for higher education program and teaching assignment
  • “Letter of intent to hire” indicating grade-level and content assignment
  • 3 semester hours or 45 clock hours of SEI (Structured English Immersion)

Substitute Teaching Certificate

We are always looking for new guest teachers to join our team and are happy to assist in the certification application process.

  • Online Employment Application
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Standard Substitute Certificate or Emergency Substitute Certificate
  • Standard requires official Bachelor’s transcripts and is a 6 year certificate.
  • Emergency requires HS transcripts or diploma, must be renewed each year, and are issued with an end date of June 30th.


 

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