5 Steps To Become a Spanish Teacher in Arizona

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Here are the 5  Steps To Become a Spanish Teacher in Arizona

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
  2. Complete an Approved Secondary Education Teacher Preparation program 
  3. Coursework in Arizona and U.S. Constitution
  4. Passing the NES “National Evaluation Series” For Spanish
  5. Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

First, Bachelor’s Degree

You Will Need to Attend college to earn your Bachelor’s Degree in education with ideally a major in Spanish. The Bachelor’s Degree Has to be from a Regionally accredited college or university. 

Secondly, ASETP

Complete an Approved Secondary Education Teacher Preparation program. Please check out the link to the Arizona Department of Education For Current Approved Programs.

link to List 

Thirdly, Coursework in Arizona and U.S. Constitution.

The Arizona and U.S. Constitution deficiencies may be satisfied by passing an exam or college course(s) on the provisions and principles of the United States and Arizona constitutions.

Check The Official Website for approved Programs

Link To Website

Fourth, Passing the NES “National Evaluation Series” For Spanish

“Spanish is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. This test is the official test to fulfill the subject knowledge testing requirement for Arizona teacher certification.” 

Format :Computer-based test (CBT); 100 multiple-choice questions, 1 presentational writing assignment, and 1 presentational speaking assignment

Time3 hours and 15 minutes total appointment time

  • 15 minutes for CBT tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 3 hours testing time

Test DatesBy appointment, year-round. 

Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Test SitesTests with speaking assignments are offered at select CBT sites in Arizona and nationwide. 

After registering, you will be directed to schedule a test appointment by telephone.

Passing Score 220

Reference Materials Provided for this TestNone

Test Fee ($95). May increase in the future 

Score Reporting Your score report is released within four weeks of testing.

Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. 

Prepare View the tutorials and preparation materials available for this test.

NotesThis test includes the use of a headset with a microphone.

This test includes written assignments that may require the use of an on-screen character selector for inserting special characters into written responses.

Source & Available testing : Website

Fifth, Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary

The Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. This test is the official test to fulfill the professional knowledge testing requirement for Arizona teacher certification.

Format Computer-based test (CBT) and online-proctored test; 100 multiple-choice questions, 1 case study written assignment, and 1 work product written assignment

TimeComputer-Based Testing

3 hours and 15 minutes total appointment time

  • 15 minutes for CBT tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 3 hours testing time

Online Proctoring

3 hours and 15 minutes total appointment time

  • 15 minutes for tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 3 hours testing time

BreaksComputer-Based Testing

You may take restroom breaks during testing. Time taken for breaks is considered part of the available testing time.

Online Proctoring No breaks are allowed.

Test Dates Computer-Based Testing

By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Online Proctoring

By appointment with an online proctor 

Test Sites Computer-Based Testing

CBT sites are located in Arizona and nationwide. Online Proctoring

You may test remotely, including from home. 

Passing Score220

Reference Materials Provided for this TestNone.

Test Fee ($95). May increase in the future 

Score Reporting Computer-Based Testing

Your score report is released within four weeks of testing.

Online Proctoring

Score reports may be delayed for up to 2 weeks for candidates testing via online proctoring.

Candidates taking an online-proctored test will not receive a receipt of completion when their test ends.

Testing PoliciesWhen you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. 

Source & Available testing  : Website 

Conclusion, 

Becoming a Spanish teacher in Arizona is a long process. However, we hope we made it easier for you to navigate. If you are working towards becoming a Spanish Teacher or are learning Spanish, please feel free to use and share all our Resources, including Handouts, Videos, and more

Please understand that we do not make any state rules and have no influence on testing or requirements for becoming a Spanish teacher. All the information is to help you guide the process, but you should always check the Official Government Websites for Any official Information.

 

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