Fittro interviewed Rio Salado Faculty Chair of Educator Preparation Programs Dr. Jennifer Gresko and Scottsdale Unified School District Certified Staffing Coordinator Diane Ellett, who talked about the partnership between Rio Salado and school districts to meet the increasing demand for certified teachers.
“With the teacher shortage at hand, it helps that pipeline in bringing teachers to the classroom,” said Gresko.
Rio Salado’s TIR program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for qualified candidates to transition into a K-12 teaching career through a two-year certification program.
TIR candidates are paired with a partnering Arizona school district, to work full-time and receive the same salary and benefits of fully-certified classroom teachers.
Attend a free orientation session in-person or via webinar to learn more about our teacher education programs.