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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Arizona

Around 2.8% of Arizona's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. Thus, Arizona's 33 teaching schools put out approximately 6,229 teachers each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 1,143 students graduated with a degree in teaching from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Students at Northern Arizona University paid $7,672 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a teaching program is Prescott College. Prescott College, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Prescott. 112 students graduated with degree in teaching from Prescott College in 2010. The tuition rate at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which is located in Phoenix, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 49th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 2,508 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.


Tuition at Arizona's teaching schools ranges from $26,235 per year to $805 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,195 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona teaching schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. Arizona Christian University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,174 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Dine College - located in Tsaile, students are charged $805 per year
  2. Tohono O'Odham Community College - located in Sells, students are charged $1,354 per year
  3. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year

A teaching degree from an Arizona school... what next?

teaching graduates in Arizona can go into a variety of professions such as primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 57,460 teacher working in Arizona, including 930 english teachers, 3,570 primary school education administrators, and 2,890 education administrators. In Arizona, the largest numbers of teacher work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 34,280 teachers
  2. Pima County - 8,100 teachers
  3. Apache County - 2,550 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 49,460 teachers working in Arizona then. Of these 49,460 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 3,690 will be primary school education administrators, and 2,840 will be education administrators.


On average, teachers earn $63,998 per year. In 2010, however, some Arizona teacher earned as little as less than $16,660 per year or as much as more than $150,210 per year. On average teacher earn the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $65,578 per year
  2. Pima County - $50,279 per year
  3. Coconino County - $49,922 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for teacher:

  1. Mohave County - $42,720 per year
  2. Apache County - $45,580 per year
  3. Yavapai County - $46,336 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $113,600 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $99,840 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $97,280 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Arizona were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $41,320 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,700 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Arizona
  • Certificate in Teaching in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other n/a $75,900
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other n/a $50,290
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 21,090 $42,110 -43.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 8,000 $42,040 18.5%
Instructional Coordinators 3,980 $51,150 31.4%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 3,570 $76,540 -2.7%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,300 $40,700 18.3%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 3,260 $41,450 39.9%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,890 $99,840 12.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,740 $113,600 149.1%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,030 $56,230
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,420 $63,800 317.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,390 $97,280 -21.0%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 930 $64,350 -30.1%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 820 $41,320 -32.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 810 $68,670
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 700 $46,800 337.5%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 530 $79,900 -67.7%

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