Become a teacher in PXU

Learn How to Get Your Alternative Teaching Certification in Arizona

Please Join Us for a
Free Info Session!

Monday, October 23, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
at Phoenix Union’s Center
for Educational Excellence

Breakfast will be provided.

At this free info session, you’ll meet with iteach Arizona’s program director, Dr. Kimberly Thaggard, Ph.D. to learn how you can get your Teaching Certification through Phoenix Unions’s “Grow Your Own” Educator Prep Program.

Fill out the short form below to RSVP and reserve your spot for breakfast.

Kimberly Thaggard, Ph.D  | Program Director, Western Region

Meet Your Session Host

Kimberly Thaggard, Ph.D | Program Director, Western Region

iteach Western Director Kimberly Thaggard holds a BA in Political Science, an MA in History, an M. Ed., and a PhD in Literacy. She was a classroom teacher for over 10 years, wrote curriculum for the International Baccalaureate Educator Network, and finished her career in public schools after five years in school administration. She continues to teach at the university level and her 20-year advocacy for teachers and schools…and it all started with her Alternative Teaching License.

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