School PD Requirements in Arizona

What professional development requirements does a school in Arizona need to meet?

According to Arizona law, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, school districts and charter schools must provide training in suicide awareness and prevention for school guidance counselors, teachers, principals and other school personnel who work with pupils in grades six through twelve.

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Each person who is required to obtain training must complete that training at least once every three years.

The training may be provided within the framework of existing in-service training programs offered by the school district or charter school or as part of professional development activities.

According to AZ Revised Statues 15-102, schools in Arizona must develop specialized courses for certificated employees and administrators that promote parental involvement.

What are the Professional Learning Standards in AZ?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) defines Professional Learning as: sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused.

ConnectedPD online PD courses are designed to align with Arizona’s Professional Learning Standards.


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How do I contact the AZ Department of Education?

Contact the Arizona Department of Education
(602) 542-5393

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Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Arizona listed on this page are current as of May 16th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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