In this Article, the following definitions apply unless the
context otherwise requires:
"Accredited institution" means a postsecondary institution that has
accreditation that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. An
institution based outside the United States shall be considered accredited if a
Department-approved foreign document evaluation firm verifies that it has
accreditation in the foreign country that is comparable to accreditation that
is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
2. "Accredited training" means training
provided by an organization that has accreditation from an association approved
by the Board.
certified" means holding the certificate, endorsement and approved area that is
required for a teaching assignment.
4. "Approved area" means a subject area
denoted on a teaching certificate that is taught in Arizona public
5. "Board" means the State Board of
6. "Capstone experience"
means a culminating professional experience in a preK through 12 setting that
may include student teaching or internships in administration, counseling, or
school psychology, or alternative path preK through 12 teaching.
"CTE" means Career and Technical Education.
8. "Department" means
the Arizona Department of Education.
9. "Practicum" means a
period of structured observation and practice of the skills being learned,
supervised by an individual trained in that area. The commonly used terms
"student teaching," "internship," "residency," or "observation course" are
included in this definition.
development" means training to increase skills related to the occupation of
classroom" means a classroom in which the teacher teaches multiple subjects to
one class of students.
subject classroom" means a classroom in which the teacher teaches one subject
to one class of students.
experience" means full-time employment which included full responsibility for
the planning and delivery of instruction and evaluation of student learning.
Except for meeting the capstone experience requirement when applying for a
standard teaching certificate, substitute teaching is not considered full-time