Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-608 - Early Childhood Teaching Certificates
This certificate is valid for three years and is not
renewable but may be extended once for two years, upon written request of the
holder to the Department, if the requirements in subsection (E)(3) have not
2. The requirements
Standard Early Childhood Education Certificate - birth
through age 8 or through grade three.
By July 1, 2012, either a provisional or a standard
early childhood education certificate shall be required for individuals
teaching in public school early childhood education programs, except as
For individuals teaching in grades one through three, this certificate is
This certificate is valid for six
The requirements are:
Qualification for the Provisional Early Childhood
Education Certificate; and
Two years of verified teaching experience, during
the valid period of the Provisional Early Childhood Education Certificate, with
children birth through age 8 or grade three in a school-based education program
or center-based program licensed by the Department of Health Services or
regulated by Tribal or military authorities; and
A valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the
Arizona Department of Public Safety.
An individual may also qualify for a Standard Early
Childhood Education Certificate if the individual:
Holds current National Board Certification in Early
Holds a valid fingerprint Clearance Card issued by
the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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